Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 8 29 March 2018

Our Mission:

Learning to think, to do, to be

Ako ki te whakaaro, ako ki te mahi, ako kia ora ai te mauri

Our Vision: To provide a teaching and learning environment where of those involved: demonstrate respect, expect the best, achieve through opportunity, communicate actively & feel good and safe


“Me whakāro rangatira”. In essence this translates to, “Think like a leader.

Bell Building Y7&8 Student of the Week


Demonstrating excellent leadership. Tayla is reliable and always steps up when required.

BELL BUILDING Y 7& 8 Student of the Week


All students who attended Te Wera camp for your amazing attitude and putting in 100%.


Week 9 -11

Completing all tasks at the right time for the right reason

Te whakaoti i nga mahi katoa i te wa tika mo te take tika

Kia ora whanau Kei nga maunga, kei nga awa, o nga hau e whā, tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā tātou katoa

We hope you are looking forward to the long Easter Break ahead.

Please put these dates on your calendar.

  • Friday 30 March is Good Friday – school closed
  • Daylight Saving ends Sunday 1 April – clocks fall back an hour
  • Monday 2 and 3 April are Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday so school is closed. Please be aware the Tuesday is not usually noticed by parents due to the majority of the time Easter falls within the school holiday period.
  • Last day of Term 1 is Friday 13 April

REACH Relaunch

Our REACH relaunch will be held Thursday 5 April. Please join our fabulous Parent Link Team in the staffroom for a coffee and Tim Tam from 8:30 onwards and then you are welcome to join our REACH Assembly starting at 0930. We will acknowledge all of our Student Leaders at this time as well, as some parent/whanau missed out seeing them last week.

Our teams are sharing various skits around each of our REACH letters. We will hear about the history of our REACH programme over the past 14 years here at IPS, sing some songs and go out to a celebration of bubble. We are going totally environmentally friendly this year, hence no balloons being released.

You are all welcome to attend.

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Te Wera Camp

Intermediate Camp

This week our Intermediates are having a fantastic time out at Te Wera Camp. Education outside of the classroom is important to us here at IPS and we are very grateful to all BoT, Staff and Parents who make opportunities such as these possible - thank you. Campers are due back to school by Thursday 29 March around 2:30pm
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Creeklands Camp

Senior Camp

Two weeks ago our Year 5 and 6 students attended camp at Creeklands. There were many and varied activities for these students as well and again we thank the BoT, Staff and Whanau very much as without the support, this camp could not have happened. Many thanks to the fantastic cooks and organisation, the students had a great time.

Bike Skills

Over the term we have had various teams involved in a bike skills programme. This programme promotes how to be sensible on a bike or scooter out of the school grounds. We are grateful to the providers Let's Go Cycling and the team of instructors. Please remember that we here at Inglewood Primary do not recommend that any child under the age of 10 travels to school on their bike unsupervised.

To make this a success we need to ensure bikes have adequate brakes, students have correctly fitted helmets and closed in shoes are the safe option. Let’s empower our students. Those that do not have bikes will have access to a limited number of cycles provided.

  • Year 1-4 Let’s Go Scooter Skills Training: Mon 21st & Tue 22nd May

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Happy Birthday

to Pippa Sutton, Brayden Neilson, Ryley Powell, Brendan Stafford-Bush, Rhianna Chard,

Karli Doherty, Rhylee Henry-Gibson, Nathan Gillett, Matthew Tee, Hanna Osborne, Tyson Pittwood, Kaade Taylor, Baylin Ferguson who have celebrated their birthday’s over the last two weeks

School Roll

Our school roll is currently 305.

This week we welcome Rishaan Chetty, Natalia Sands, Jayden Sands, Branden Sands and Koby King to IPS

Bus Transport

It is very important if your child is not going to be travelling on the bus after school to please let the school office know by ringing 06 756 8040 or email We take a roll call every afternoon for safety purposes.

Sports Information

Swimming: Last week we held our annual swimming sports, heats and champs day all in one. Many thanks to the parents who assisted with time keeping. Thank you to Robin Mead for being the adjudicator on the day. All students who move on to the Town vs Country event which is being Stratford Friday 6 April. - good luck to all. Students who have been selected to represent the school in the Annual Town vs Country have been given notices.

Netball: The season is a few weeks away and we are in the process of organising what the Inglewood Satellite will look like, including teams and subs for the players. It looks as though our Year 1-6 players will be based in Inglewood and our Intermediates will play in the New Plymouth competition. Thanks to everyone who has offered to help out with their daughters or sons team. Prior to the end of term, a meeting is to be held regarding the Inglewood Satellite and our role in that.

Sports Uniforms: Please check at home for any sports uniforms, especially netball skirts, dresses and touch singlets. We need these returned urgently.


We're putting feelers out to see if we can get enough players for teams in Year 1/2, Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 this year.
All games will begin Monday Week 1 Term 2 30 April and finish the end of August and will be played at the Stratford Turf.
If your child is keen to play, please collect a permission form from the school office.

Community News

Clever Kids Education Centre is Open for Business! Clever Kids Education Centre has just moved to their new office at 155 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. We provide tutoring for students Year 1 to 13, regardless of their abilities. We offer a variety of subjects, including reading, writing, maths, and ESOL. We only hire experienced teachers so that your child gets quality, one-on-one tutoring. Call us today at 027 229 4483 or email us at Give your kids the best!

Term 1 Calendar (this may change on a weekly basis)

Tue 3 April

Easter Tuesday – School Closed as per the Education Act

Fri 6 April

Town v Country Swimming at Stratford Pools

Thu 5 April

REACH Relaunch Celebration

Fri 13 April

Pita Pit Lunch

Last day of Term 1

Mon 30 April

First day of Term 2