Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 17 - 14 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

Exciting Happenings

Lots of exciting things happening around the school grounds over the next few weeks. The bike track is well underway and stage 1 of the Junior play area upgrade is about to commence. This exciting development will no doubt bring even greater enthusiasm and cheerfulness to the lunchtime activities of our students.

Over the last few weekends, I've been out and about at the Saturday morning sports fields, and have been lucky to watch a number of our students participate in various sports. They always give their best and play hard, but fair. It is wonderful to see so many of our students involved.

Special thanks to the many students who involved themselves in the 40-hour famine, and families who supported them through this fundraising venture, as always we exceeded expectations with the amount raised.

Lastly, special thanks to our wonderful students and parent helpers who man the road crossings morning and afternoon. This week they had some terrible conditions, but still fronted up to keep our tamariki safe- well done and thanks to 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.


Please note our Junior concrete area will be taped off for next week as we a starting our stage 1 of the Junior Playground area upgrade. Please be aware and do not enter the restricted area.


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

Nicholas McDonald

For making positive choices and contributing to our happy class culture.

Reach Goal

Weeks 6-7

Be welcoming and inclusive of all- use inside feet and voices

Te Reo: kia rite, kia whakaritea

Happy Birthday

to Noah Dalliston, Logan Johnston, Emma Smith, Dylan Payne and Charlotte Bennett

who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 312.

Welcome to Meela Batten 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.

Photographic Competition

The Inglewood cluster photographic competition is to be held on 21 June. Interested students have received entry forms. If any students require a 'photo board' to display their photos, please let Mr Kershaw know so they can be ordered. Entries need to be at St Patricks school by Wednesday 20 June by 3pm.

Scholastic Book Order

Order number 4 are due in to the school office by Wednesday 20 June.

Sports Information


Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts, Game is on court 11 at 12pm.

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 5/6 Exchange:

The Year 5/6 team have their final exchange this coming Tuesday at Mangorei School. Games begin at 12.30pm. Students involved have received notices earlier this week. If any parent is able to help transport these budding young sports stars on Tuesday, can you let Mr Kershaw know thanks.

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.

Wacky Hair Day - Monday 18 June

Come to school with your wackist hair. Bring a gold coin donation for the Little Fighters Trust and watch Te'Neal Helms shave her hair at the School Assembly.
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Best Caretaker Ever

The Hits Radio Station are wanting to thank New Zealand for voting STIHL SHOP as their favourite Gardening Equipment Retailer, STIHL SHOP and The Hits are coming together to give something back to the local community through the Love Your Land, Love Your School campaign. We think our school caretakers do a fantastic job and we want to make life just that little bit easier for them by giving them the best Power Tools available.

Nominate your Caretaker below that you think does an awesome job. Tell us a bit about them and send us in a photo or video to show why they deserve to be treated to this awesome prize! The winning Caretaker will win $10,000 worth of STIHL SHOP Products for their school and a well deserved holiday away for them and another person to somewhere special in New Zealand.

Our caretaker, Mr Harland, is very caring. He always has a smile and is very polite.

We have never seen him get impatient, even when we get our sports equipment stuck on the roof. He will always stop what he is doing to help a student or staff member in need. Mr Harland takes road patrol and never complains when it rains. He says good morning to everyone who passes and waves to people who drive past.

Mr Harland sweeps up the leaves that gather around our bus stop and trims the trees above us to keep it looking tidy. He never stops working but finds time in the day to get everything done. We have an indoor pool which takes a lot of time to maintain but he does so without complaint. Mr Harland supplies us with spare towels and togs when we forget ours. He washes and dries these by himself so they are always clean for the next day. Mr Harland chills the milk and counts out the right amount for each class every day. If they have not been folded properly when the milk containers come back, he folds them himself. Mr Harland washes and folds all of our sports uniforms and pumps up the sports balls when they go flat. If something needs to be fixed or built, Mr Harland does it.

He also does all of the rubbish and recycling at our school. We are so lucky to go to a school with beautiful grounds and buildings. Mr Harland would never complain about having old tools but he would really appreciate new ones. He works rain or shine, all year long to keep our school looking gorgeous. He deserves a holiday away with his wife, Mrs Harland. Please consider our caretaker for your STIHL Shop Best Caretaker competition, he's an absolute legend.

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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)

Monday 18 June

Wacky Hair Day - Gold Coin Donation for Little Fighters Trust

Full School Assembly 11.30am

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

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

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