Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 04 - 28 February 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

Another busy week for us all at IPS. Students have settled into class routines really well. Students have enjoyed taking part in the Life Education Trust sessions and forming positive relationships within class through team building activities and REACH values.

The REACH rep and school leadership interviews are well underway and winter sports codes are also beginning to be organised. Please ensure your child returns sign up slips by the due date as this will ensure no one misses out.

Later this year schools will hold elections for Board of Trustees. If you are considering standing for a position on the Board, or are interested in finding out more information about the role the Board plays in the governance of schools, then an informative meeting on March 26 would be worthwhile attending. Further information about this event is at the end of this newsletter.

Upcoming Teacher Only Day

On Friday March 8, our staff will be involved in Professional Development with all other staff from our Kahui Ako Community of Learning schools. This is an opportunity for staff to collaborate with other teachers and build on our understanding and implementation of the new Digital Technology curriculum and Cultural Proactiveness learning. We value this opportunity and appreciate your continued support as parents around this yearly Professional Development day.


Week 5-7

Doing the right thing at the right time (stepping up and leading).

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Payton Cann for the powerful and impressive way he manages his time sets goals and achieves great results.

Our school roll is currently 324.

Happy Birthday

to Nicholas McDonald, Natalia Sands, Bella Lane and Beau Sutton who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

School Driveway



Please return all school swimming trophies to the school office. Thank you

Teacher Only Day - Growing Kids After School Care

We will be running an out of school program for the full day on March 8th 2019. It'll be held in the school hall and runs from 7.30am-5.30pm. Please complete the booking form to register for the day:

It's $6 an hour per child with capped daily rate of $40.

There will be a range of activities and morning/afternoon tea will be provided

GrowingKids: Out of school care at Inglewood Primary School

Office Phone: 0275430625 | Program Supervisor: 02108306405 find us on Facebook

Sports Information

Weetbix TRYathlon New Plymouth Tuesday 26 March 2019. Please register online at and nominate Inglewood Primary School. Any queries, please see the school office.


Chocolates: All Intermediate Students with permission to sell these.

Date Night: Lock in the date for DATE NIGHT Thursday 7 March 6-8:30 pm. Yes you can leave your children in the capable hands of staff for a wonderful two and a half hours while you have some me time. They will have a sausage sizzle, games and then quiet time with a movie. There may be even the option of a package deal of a meal and childcare! More details coming soon. Age open from 18 months to 13 years. Please register your interest at the school office by midday Monday 4 March.

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Americana: Thank you so much for the amazing baking dropped off for our Cake Stall last Thursday. We truly appreciated your support.

Next Meeting: Our Annual General Meeting is on next Monday 4 March 7pm in the School Staffroom. We look forward to seeing you all. Come along and see what amazing support we give the school and make new friendships.


Large empty pig or chicken feed bags wanted for pine cones.

We would also love any 1.5L clean plastic bottles, for our upcoming creation of our bottle house. This will be begun on Tuesday March 12. Please drop to the school office. Thank you

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

Monday 4 March

Pouakai Assembly 12pm

ParentLink AGM - Staffroom 7pm All welcome

Wednesday 6 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 7 March

POD Trip

Date Night for parents

Friday 8 March

Teacher Only Day: Kahui Ako Cluster Professional Development Day

Thursday 14 March

Pita Pit lunch orders due to the office by 3pm

POD Trip

Friday 15 March

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 18 March

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Tuesday 19 March

Pouakai Swimming Showcase 1.30pm

Wednesday 20 March

Panitahi Swimming Showcase 1.30pm

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 21 March

School Swimming Sports - Inglewood Pools (age 8 and above)

POD Trip

Friday 25 March

Full School Assembly 11.30am

Tuesday 26 March

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

Becoming a Board of Trustee - 7pm Inglewood High School Library

Wednesday 27 March

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Year 7 & 8 Technology

Thursday 28 March

POD Trip

Monday 1 April

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Wednesday 3 April

No Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Thursday 4 April

POD Trip

Friday 5 April

Town v Country Swimming - Stratford Pools

Monday 8 April

Full School Assembly 11.30am

Thursday 11 April

POD Trip

Pita Pit Lunch orders to the office by 3pm

Friday 12 April

Pita Pit Lunch

Last Day of Term 1

Monday 29 April

First Day of Term 2

Free Guitar Lessons

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 Thursday 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

Volunteers Wanted to help with the United Church Op Shop 9.30am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Please phone Mia 7567180 (evenings) or 0273445724.

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

Keyboard Lessons: Would your child like to learn the keyboard? Register your interest now for a small group lesson starting this term with an experienced, qualified tutor. Be in quick to secure a place in a Year 3/4, Year 5/6 or Year 7/8 beginners’ group! For details please contact Jennifer – 027 227 4885 or You can view Jennifer’s profile at

“Maths and English tuition - Boost your child’s confidence and education with NumberWorks'nWords specialist after-school tuition. We provide individualised instruction in maths and English for students who are struggling to keep up and those bursting to race ahead. Phone now for your free assessment and introductory lesson.

Phone Nathaniel on 769 6465 or visit for more information.”

Inglewood Football Club are having 2 Registration / Muster days for all new and returning junior footballers. Come along, have a chat and sign up for the 2019 football season.

Registration / Muster days

Sunday 10th March from 1pm - 3pm

Monday 11th March from 5pm - 6.30pm

Kind regards, Cody Huta

027 555-1716

Junior Co-Ordinator, Inglewood AFC

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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