Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 19 - 28 June 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


Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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

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Recent Tragedy on Taranaki Roads

Our heartfelt thoughts, condolences and aroha are extended to family, friends, emergency services, their families, school, clubs and wider community connected with the people in the tragic road crash on Wednesday. Arohanui o te whanau.

Learning Conferences Y3 - 8 Thank You

Thank you to all the parents who have made appointments to come and chat with ou teaching staff and their child/children to discuss and celebrate learning. These opportunities are truly valued by the staff and children alike. While we do try to achieve 100% commitment, we do appreciate those who have asked to make a date and time at a later date.

Paid Union Meeting - Thank you

Thank you for your support in picking up children in order for our teachers to attend their Paid Union Meeting Thursday afternoon. We are also very grateful to our super fabulous support staff who assisted in taking fun activities for the twenty remaining children. The Inglewood Primary School Community rocks!

There will be information coming from the NZEI Union as to how the National vote has gone. As educators we value the support shown by our parent and wider community in trying to gain better working conditions which will benefit all children's education. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Production Meeting - Wednesday 4 July 5.15pm at Inglewood Primary

Aotearoa welcomes the Lorax is our planned performance. We are looking for parents who love drama, music and visual arts to assist with our team of staff and students. If you are keen to be on the production team, please contact me via email

Thank you to some of our marvellous parents who have been in touch to assist. If we have missed your name off the list, let us know - we didn't mean too.

The areas we are requiring assistance with are

Script Writing - Heidi Baker, Emma Walker,

Set Design

Dance Choreography - Ellie Hitchcock


Casting and Character Coaching - Heidi Baker, Emma Walker, Ellie Hitchcock

Prop making / finding - Karla Gibson

Costumes - Sorting existing - mending - making - fitting - Rebecca Farquhar, Adrienne Brown, Hayley Gillett, Trudi O'Regan


Sound and Lighting - Nick Hitchcock

Back Stage

Reach Goal

Weeks 8-10

Speaking nicely, manners and following instructions from adults.

Happy Birthday

to Ellah Foreman, Zane Brown, Izzy Wilson, Luka Broughton and Holly Karauna

who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Scarlett Choi

For her positivity in class and always doing her best.

Our school roll is currently 315.

Welcome to Hannah Webb and Sam Mancer who have started at Inglewood Primary this week.

Bay Blades

Junior children are not to bring bay blades at school unless they are in Mr K's Bay Blade club. Please leave these at home. Thank you.

Important Safety Notice - School Gates

Gates will be closed every day after Road Patrol in the morning through to 1pm (until further notice) We have a wonderful new student to our school who does not understand road safety as yet. We are asking all our school community to please assist where you can to keep him as safe as possible. If you need to come into the school via the gates, please make sure you close the gate behind you. Or if you see the gate open, between these hours, please help us keep our student safe, by closing them. Thank you in advance.

Taranaki Fashion Arts Awards

If any students are interested in participating in the Taranaki Fashion Arts Awards please see Mr Kershaw for entry details.

Sports Information


Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts on Court 11 at 11am. Good luck girls.

Year 1/2 Netball at the High School Gym, 3.45 Monday evening.

Year 3/4 Magic and Pulse play at Trimble courts at 3.45

Year 5/6 Rata and Rimu play at Trimble courts at 4.45

All Year 1-6 netball teams, you have your last round of matches this Monday. IPS teams play each other, good luck in these derby games.

Basketball: In the July school holidays Aaron Bailey-Nowell (current NZ mens 3x3 Basketball team member) in conjunction with Precision Movement are running a 2 day basketball camp at TSB stadium for all kids aged 8-13yrs. Any level of basketball skill is welcome. If you need any further information or would like to enroll, please don't hesitate to contact Aaron on 0211511845.

Year 5/6 Interschool: This week out Intermediate rippa teams played in their competition held at the Race Course, on a splendid winters day. Both the boys and mixed team played outstanding rippa and played with a steely determination. Our mixed team were unbeaten during pool play and were 'robbed' of a place in the semis due to the first try rule in their draw with Hawera. In a particularly strong pool, the boys team were narrowly beaten for a place at the top of their pool for a semi position as well. Thanks to Mrs Phillips, Mrs Mace and Mrs Walker for transport and help on the day and also to the many parents who supported us at this event.


We would love any old bikes (of any condition and size) that our community would be happy to donate to Inglewood Primary School.

Does anyone have a wooden balance bike they are not using anymore or a small bike with trainer wheels that we could have at school for one of our children with special needs to ride during the day? If so please contact the office. Thanks

Winter Clothing

We have just got in new stocks of our winter hoodies, fleeces and jackets. Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.

Term 2 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Wednesday 4 July

School Production Meeting 5.15pm

Thursday 5 July

Pita Pit lunch orders to be at the office by 11am

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3

Tuesday August 28: School Cross Country

Tuesday September 4: Cluster Cross Country