Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 11 -- 2 May 2019

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

Kia ora whanau and caregivers

It is very exciting to back as I return from my T1 Sabbatical. Many, many thanks to the courageous, committed staff, BoT, Whanau and Parent Link who ensured the continuity of learning for all here at IPS. As a Leader, I formally would like to acknowledge the BoT, Staff, ParentLink, Students and Whanau for supporting my much treasured Sabbatical time as I continued my learning through research and also enjoyed valuable time with my Mum and whanau.

The winter weather is certainly stunning, with the superb sunrises, cool frosty mornings followed by beautiful sunny days. The weather sure does assist all to have a bounce in their step.

Over the non-contact time, our Teaching Staff were involved in Professional Development to strengthen and stretch our knowledge of New Zealand history. We worked with a researcher Tamsin Hanley, who has written six modules of learning, which we as a staff are working through over the next six terms.

We look forward to having a sharing time with you all as we further develop our local and national curriculum of learning. The other five days of break time (not including the 4 Stat Holidays) Staff were engaged in researching, planning, meeting and refueling their tanks in readiness for the term.

We are delighted to welcome Mrs Michaela Krook and Mrs Wendy Williams to our teaching staff. Michaela is teaching in Whaea Marcelle's class for Term 2 and Wendy is a Specialist Teacher working alongside our SENCo Rachel Marshall-Smith and our Special Needs students and families.

Over the break, our fantastic Caretaker John Harland and Cleaner Linda May, have been working their magic in maintaining our grounds, buildings and classes. We have our new Swimming Pool Heater in and our pool is now up and running. Many thanks to Rose Lepper and Aimie Woodhead for their patience as they have not been able to have Swimming Lessons to date.

We have also had a development in the Junior Playground area, with a fabulous deck being built around one of our large trees. The Junior children are enjoying their new area, with lots of imaginative play going on. Many thanks to Cookie Construction (Mack Cook, an ex student of IPS) who built this for us. There will be another one built around the other large tree in the near future. Thanks also to Pat Kennedy and Value Timber for sourcing the timber for us. However, the biggest thanks must go to our fantastic ParentLink Team and all the families who support our fundraising ideas. Without a dedicated team, we cannot have lovely additions to our areas such as these.

This week, we were delighted to see another one of our ex students gaining success in acting. We are super proud of young Jacob Dombroski who is now featuring on Shortland Street. Well done Jacob.

Ka mahi te tawa uho ki te riri

Well done, you whose courage is like the heart of a tawa tree.


Week 1-2

Be gracious and caring to new students, staff and visitors

kia atawhai, kia atawhai hoki ki nga akonga hou, nga kaimahi me nga manuhiri

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Chaeli Osborne - For taking risks, demonstrating persistence, openness to new learning and being the consummate REACH role model. Keep aiming high.

Our school roll is currently 340.

This week we welcomed Riley Falconer, Ella Falconer, Danielle Vickers, Morgan Vickers, Emily Vickers, James White and Charlotte Sandford to Inglewood Primary.

Assembly Monday 6 May

Please be advised our assembly is Monday 1130 - where Swimming Trophies and Leadership badges will be given out, together with REACH certificates and Students of the Week.

Powhiri for new whanau and tamariki Tuesday 7 May 1130

We welcome all whanau / families of our new Tamariki / children to our Term 2 Powhiri. If your child has enrolled since 6 February, please come along and be formally welcomed into our school. We will endeavour to message all new whanau, however please share this event with all.

Children at play on our new deck

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A Fabulous Opportunity to learn Te Reo - closes Friday 3 May

Happy Birthday

to Heidi Dudli-Koch, Alex Van Burgsteden, Josh Van Burgsteden, Tara Doherty and Capri Peterson who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Class & Sibling Photos - Monday 13 May

PhotoLife envelopes have been handed out to all students this week. Please check your students bags. If you wish to have a sibling photo taken, please collect and envelope from the school office. Each envelope is individually printed with each student's name, class and code. Please return one envelope for each child. All envelopes with money are to be returned to school by Friday 10 May. Thank you.

Dedicated staff with Tamsin Hanley

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Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property at school. Please check the plastic bin in the hall foyer for your child's belongings.
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Scholastic Book Club

Issue 3 orders are due back to the school office by Tuesday 14 May.

help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.

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Chocolates: All chocolate money is to be returned to school urgently.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 8 May 2019 - 7pm in the School Staffroom

Anderson Pie Orders were sent home with all students this week. This is an awesome fundraiser to stack up your freezers ready for winter. All orders to be returned to the school office by Thursday 9 May. Thank you for you support.

Upcoming Board of Trustee Elections

Nominations are invited for 5 parent representatives on the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters next week. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll will be open for inspection at the school from next Wednesday and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates' names as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.

Debbie Carter

Returning Officer

Considered being a BOT member?

Cycling/scootering to School

What a great way to travel. Travel safely by ensuring your child knows the expectations and can follow the road rules. Helmets are essential and if cycling to school you as parents should have signed a permission slip allowing them to do so. Contact the office if you have not yet completed this form. Students are expected to dismount their mode of travel at the patrolled sites, walk them to and through the gates and the rest of the way to the bike shed. Scooter racks are planned to be built at the back of the school in the future, along with the development of the cycle track.

What is your child worth?

We have many parents who value their children by teaching them the importance of safe road crossing. This means they actually use pedestrian crossings and the Kea Crossing. Thank you for modelling positive behaviours.

A number of parents show great disrespect and negative models of behaviour by crossing the road to vehicles without using the crossings, offloading children in the bus stop and getting them out on the road. Hospitals and morgues are never places of convenience – our crossings are not out of the way and we man them for your convenience and the safety of your children. What is a second or two more? Worth the life of a child?

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

Monday 6 May

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Tuesday 7 May

Powhiri - Welcome new staff & students- 11.30am

Wednesday 8 May

ParentLink Meeting - Staffroom 7pm

Thursday 9 May

Anderson Pie Orders Due at the school office

Wacky Hair Day Fundraiser

Friday 10 May

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - St John Bosco. This is our first interschool for the year and we host StJB. Games commence at 12.30, and include 2 netball, 1 rugby, 1 football team and a group of chess players. Further information will be out early next week from the team for those students involved.

Monday 13 May

Whole School Photo Day - Please ensure all PhotoLife envelopes are returned to the office by Friday 10 May.

Wednesday 15 May

Art Auction - Intermediate Team

Thursday 16 May

Anderson Pie orders to be collected by 3pm

Pita Pit lunch orders to the school office by 3pm

Friday 17 May

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 20 May

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 22 May

BOT Meeting - Staffroom 6.45pm

Rippa Rugby Cluster - TET Stadium

Thursday 23 May

Rippa Rugby Cluster - PPD

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May

Intermediate Team Camp - Tui Ridge Rotorua

Tuesday 28 May

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 29 May

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Friday 31 May

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Merrilands School

Monday 3 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Tuesday 4 June

Vision & Hearing

Thursday 13 June

Pita Pit lunch order forms due at the office by 3pm.

Friday 14 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 17 June

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Friday 21 June

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Away to St Josephs New Plymouth

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019

Free Guitar Lessons - Starting Tuesday 30 April

This year we have applied for hours for classical guitar lessons again. Should your child be interested in attending these free ‘half hour lessons’ to be held on a Tuesday afternoon at 3.15 – 3.45pm and 3.45pm – 4.15pm, please contact the office to enrol. Students will be grouped in ability/age groups. Limited places. Lessons will be for a 30 week period (excluding school holidays) and will be held in our school library. For ages from: 8yrs – 13yrs. All students will require their own guitar to enable practice at home etc. While the 1/2hr lessons are ‘free’, there will be a charge of $10 to cover the cost of photocopying etc.

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Community News

Florist: Please support our local new florist at 121 Rata Street, Inglewood - The Love Bunch Florist. Stephanie Valentine has an amazing range of flowers for bouquets, arrangements, weddings and funerals. Phone 0272879780 or email

IPS Clothing

Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.

Please note all Polo Shirts will be $15 for Term 1 2019 - get in quick.

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