Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 10 - 12 April 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

Steffanie Neil

Having a great attitude all term. What an excellent start to life at Inglewood Primary.


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

Here we are with Term One nearly over and what a term it has been. As educators we have found the term interesting with the stop - start aspects of Public Holidays and the odd weather event. We certainly cannot complain about the weather overall though.

Many thanks to our fabulous Parent Link Team, who have provided Tim Tams, Tissues, love and support throughout the term. This amazing team work quietly behind the scenes in many and varied roles. Thank, you, thank you, thank you.

Our staff here at IPS are committed to on-going learning and reflection. All staff have undertaken Professional Development and or courses to ensure we are adding to our 'kete' of knowledge. Thank you all.

Our Board of Trustees last night were provided with a learning opportunity from our Cultural Leaders Kelly Edwards and Clint Frost, working around aspects of The Treaty of Waitangi and Cultural Proactiveness. Many thanks Kelly and Clint. All of our Board of Trustees have undertaken or undertaking Professional Development around the various roles and responsibilities of Stewardship, and join with our staff for deliberate learning opportunities. Thank you for your continued support and guidance.

On Monday, our group of leaders from all members of our Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa (Inglewood Community of Learning) joined with representatives from Boards of Trustees, Across School Teachers and Within School Teachers at Farm Source to reconnect and celebrate our journey as a team in providing a solid united front to provide opportunities for ALL our young children to 'Stand upright here as an Inglewood Citizen'. To learn more about this, check out my blog link which will be up and running in our first Newsletter of Term 2.

We are hoping you are enjoying the new format of the online newsletter. Thank you all, who do take the time to read this weekly and keep up to date with our happenings. Please remember our Newsletter is our MAIN form of communication apart from seeing you face to face when opportunities present themselves,

Have an enjoyable time with your children over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all together with our new families Monday 30 April.

Happy Birthday

to Tyler O'Regan, Jakson Stewart, Bradley West, Kassie Flowers, Xavier Rawiri-Gear, Olivia Peach, Pypa Ward, Stephanie Nunes-Vaz and Paige Catlin-Maybury who are celebrating their birthday's this week and in the holidays.

Our school roll is currently 307.

This week we welcomed Lilly Polgase and Katelyn Polgase to Inglewood Primary School.

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. Please note students are not permitted to travel on the bus from Inglewood Primary to Inglewood High School and then get off the bus to walk home or be collected from a parent at the High School.

Sports Information

Town v Country Swimming: Congratulations to everyone who took part in our annual event. A close finish once again with the Country taking out the win on the day. We are very blessed with our staff and parents which attend and support our sporting events - many thanks to you all.


Our Teams are nearly sorted and we would like to thank parents and friends of our school for the support in coaching and managing teams.

Y1/2 - Keas Coach / Manager Nicole Hoebengen

Y1 /2 Tuis - we are still looking for a Coach / Manager. This team also has some Country kids who are joining us.

Y3/4 Magic - Hannah Andrews Coach / Manager

Y3/4 - Pulse - Karla Kennedy Coach Manager. This team also has Country kids joining us.

Y5/6 Rata - Mel Ritchie Coach/Manager

Y5/6 Rimu - we are still looking for a Coach Manager,

Y7/8 ?? Polly Catlin -Maybury Coach, Manager.

Many thanks to our staff for sorting the uniforms and team bags. Mia Midgley will be ringing coach/managers today to come in and pick the team bags up in readiness for the forth coming season.

The first game for Y1/2, 3/4, 5/6 is Monday 30 April (first day bag, after school.

Year 1/2 are at the Inglewood High School,

Year 3/4, and 5/6 are at the Inglewood Courts opposite the Town Swimming Pool. We have not received the draw as yet.

The Country kids that are joining us in the Y1/2 Mrs Patterson will have your uniforms up at the High School after school for the games, and, Mr Kershaw will have the Country Kids Y3/4 uniforms at the Inglewood Courts on the Monday after school games.

All Inglewood Primary students will receive their uniforms this week.

Year 7/8 the firs games are on Sat 5 May in New Plymouth at the Waiwhakaiho Courts - We do not know the draw yet, however we believe there are two games on this day.

Year 5/6 Interschool Competition: This competition kicks off early term 2 and we would love anyone who is able to help coach our teams offer their services. We'll have a netball, football and rugby team. The team have organised practice sessions on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm.

If you are to help out with coaching these teams please email the Year 5/6 team leader.

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

Hockey: 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.

The Great Kiwi Competitions

The Great Kiwi English, Maths and Science competitions are available for our interested students to enter this year. The competitions are run by the University of Canterbury, and are based on the NZ curriculum. The online competition will be run in the last 3 weeks of term 2. All participating students will be awarded a certificate and prizes will be awarded to high achieving students in each year group. The cost is $8.50 per competition. Entry forms are available from the school office and will need to be returned along with the fee to the office by Friday April 13. Please contact Mr Kershaw at school for further information.

ParentLink News

Help Needed: ParentLink has been asked to help the Inglewood Junior Rugby Club out for their season preparing sausages, hot drinks and juice for after the morning games. We are looking for help with a sausage sizzle for a few hours on Saturday 28 April from 9am to 3pm. Please let the school office know if you can help even for an hour.

AGM Meeting: Our next meeting is Monday 7th May at 7pm in the school office and is our AGM. Everyone welcome.

Big Projects for 2018 - Y1 / 2 - Junior Exploratory / Playground - we looking for builders, handy people who have skills to assist with building our "Pirate Ship" for our Junior people. - If you think you can assist, please contact Karen Patterson.

Cycle Track on the back half of our property. We are working with Nathaniel Benefield from the New Plymouth Council to develop our Bike Track. We are meeting with Nathaniel and will keep you posted

Fundraising - Kutu Kombs Does your child have kutu living on their head? Or would you like to prevent these little insects from finding a new home? Kutu Kombs is a local initiative which is delivering natural headlice solutions.

The Kutu Komb is the bestselling kutu AND egg removal comb. Micro-grooved teeth allows for better removal of even the tiniest kutu. It is perfect for head checks. We have also developed a natural solid shampoo is loaded with Neem Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and essential oils of Citronella, Tea Tree, Lavender and Thyme. All of these oils actively deter or kill kutu while the castor oil soothes the scalp. Our solid shampoo can be used as a preventative and is made right here in Inglewood by Be Natural Soap.

Check out our products on facebook – Kutu Kombs. To order, email on, or text message 0211791242. We will deliver around Inglewood or meet you at school with the product and an invoice which can be paid on receipt.

Kutu Kombo $28. Kutu Komb $18. Shampoo Soap $12. For very ten kombos sold, we will donate one to the school. Sarah Lucas and Crystal Hilton

Community News

Inglewood Squash Club Junior Club Nights: Starting Monday 30 April 3.45 - 4.30pm for Primary and Intermediate students. 4.30-5.45pm for Secondary students. Cost is $2 per night per person. Non marking shoes required. Racquets and balls provided. Contact Jonathan Pauro 0221077834

Kids Day: (Inglewood Christian Fellowship) for 5-13 year olds. Come and find out what Easter is all about. Activities, fun and games. Wednesday 18 April 9.30am to 3pm at the Mamaku Centre. More information and register by Sunday 15 April on

Big Bounce Trampoline: 14ft trampoline with net, mats and ladder. New at Christmas, up 1 month en blown over in storm. Some poles bent - to replace the poles $150. Retails for $649 new. Asking $200. Phone 02108749167.

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

Friday 13 April

Intermediate Team Bike Skills

Pita Pit Lunch

Last day of Term 1

Monday 30 April

First day of Term 2

Thursday 10 May

Middle Team Camp

Friday 11 May

Middle Team Camp

Tuesday 15 May

Interschool Y5/6 v Tikorangi School

Cluster 7 aside Football - Karo Park

Thursday 31 May

School & Sibling PhotoLife Photos

Friday 1 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Frankley School

Monday 4 June

Queens Birthday Weekend - School Closed

Tuesday 19 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Mangorei School

Vision & Hearing Testing

Wednesday 20 June

Photoboard Competition Boards Due

Tuesday 26 June

Photoboard Competition Prizegiving

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3