Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 18 - 21 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


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall"


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

Week 8

It is hard to believe there are only two weeks of Term 2 left. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Learning Partnership Conferences for Y3 - 8 next Wednesday and Thursday. Make sure you read below and book a time with your child's teacher.


As you are all aware our School Values are in concrete at the gate and they are around the word REACH which stand for Respect, Expect, Achieve, Communicate and Hauroa. All five of these values ultimately come down to manners and caring for ourselves, others and property. Thank you to all the parents who are insistent, consistent and persistent in teaching your children manners. When our students are able to use and model manners, we are able to spend more time on the job we need to do around learning opportunities and supporting the work you do at home with around manners with our REACH values.

Internet Safety - this week our Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa (Inglewood Community of LEarning) held an Internet Safety seminar for all parents and caregivers of all children in our Inglewood District. While we were disappointed with the turn out (33 adults, including educators and facilitators) we are happy that you are all secure in your knowledge of the ins and outs of devices, applications and sites in this digital age.

Playground upgrade

Many, many thanks to all of you who have contributed to fundraising over the past few years which has resulted in one of our bigger projects being undertaken this week. We are very excited to have this fabulous addition to our playing areas. We still have our seating around the trees and pirate ship to complete in the front play area of the school.

Around the back we are working hard with a group of students, staff, BoT and outside enthusiasts developing our bike track alo. There are fantastic things happening here at IPS. - Thank you all.

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.


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. The areas we are requiring assistance with are

Script Writing

Set Design

Dance Choreography


Casting and Character Coaching

Prop making / finding

Costumes - Sorting existing - mending - making - fitting


Sound and Lighting

Back Stage

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Alex Watts

For having an amazing term 2. Your improved attitude toward learning and your leadership of Rata house have been fantastic.

Reach Goal

Weeks 8-9

Speaking nicely, manners and following instructions from adults.

Happy Birthday

to Patrick Howard, Pu'Eata Etimani, Azarlyah Millar, Casie Colins, Tamara Marsh, Ava-Leigh Jonker, Jesse Hatcher and Brendan Dutton who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 313.

Welcome to Euan Eveleigh and who has started at Inglewood Primary this week.

Learning Partnership Conferences

Learning Partnership Conferences for our Year 3-8 Mid Year Reporting will take place on the following dates.

Wednesday 27 June 3:15 to 5:15pm

Thursday 8:30am - 7:45pm - No School for Year 3 - 8 students

Each Y3—8 learning conference is 15 minutes long. Please ensure you arrive on time to each interview. Please book your interviews on line or contact the school office if you don’t have the internet at home. Please contact the office if you have a Y4—8 student you wish to be supervised until 3pm due to bus commitments.

How to book:

1. Go to, enter the code FWATTA2J and click Go.

2. Enter your name, email address, phone number, and the names of the students you wish to make bookings for.

3. Select the teachers you’d like to book by ticking the checkbox beside their name, and then click the Book interviews button of the page.

4. Using the timetable, click the Book button beside the time slot you’d like to book for the teacher. You’ll be asked to confirm your booking.

5. Continue until you’ve booked all teachers.

Once you’re finished, you can view your timetable by clicking My Interviews at the top of the page. You can also print a PDF timetable to take to your interviews.

Before your interviews, you’ll receive an email reminder containing your timetable. If you need to cancel any interviews, you can do so by following the link in the email you received when you first signed up.

Please note on this day Year 8 students who are attending Inglewood High School are required to attend an Open Day from 1 - 3pm.

Also, our teachers are expected to attend a Paid Union Meeting and will be out of the school from 2 - 4pm.

Junior School Year 1 - 2 students will have school as normal from 9-3pm

Paid Union Meeting - Thursday 28 June

The following is a notice from NZEI

You may be aware of the nationwide crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers.

While there are many more children coming into the school system, there are not enough new teachers being trained. Urgent significant changes are needed to ensure that the teaching profession can attract the people it needs to ensure class sizes do not increase.

On Thursday June 28 2018, the teachers from this school will be attending a NZEI Te Riu Roa paid union meetiung regarding the campaign.

Our teaching staff are members of NZEI and are legally entitled to attend their paid union meeting which starts at 2pm.

I strongly encourage parents to make arrangements to pick their child children in the Junior School Year 1 - 2 by 1:30pm or when we break for lunch at 1230 if that is easier.

Please not all Y3 - 8 students DO NOT Have School at all this day due to learning conferences.

Y8 Students attending Inglewood High School will be required to attend the open afternoon 1 - 3pm as per the letter which has been sent to the parents.

If you are unable to pick you children up for the afternoon of the Paid Union Meeting, please advise us so that your child/children can be supervised until 3pm.

I appreciate that this creates some inconvenience for families. However, I encourage you to support your teachers as they strive to achieve the changes which will safeguard quality education for all children and ensure we keep teaching an attractive profession to graduates.

Anyone who may need help with arrangements should contact the school office.

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 10am, Game is on Court 11

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

Year 7/8 Rippa Competition

Practices for this have begun. This event is held on Wednesday June 27. We will enter a mixed and boy's team.


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)

Tuesday 26 June

Photoboard Competition Prizegiving

Wednesday 27 June

Learning Partnership Conferences Year 3 - 8 - 3.15-5.15pm

Thursday 28 June

Learning Partnership Conferences Y3 - 8 - 8:30am - 7:45pm

No school for Year 3 - 8 students

Inglewood High School Open afternoon 1 - 3pm. All year 8's attending Inglewood High must attend.

Paid Union Meeting for teaching staff 2 - 4pm. Juniors attending school on this day will be covered in the hall by Karen and Ben

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3

Tuesday August 28: School Cross Country

Tuesday September 4: Cluster Cross Country