Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 22 - September 25 2020

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

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula

What a fabulous end of term we have had today. We had lots of children and staff dress up in PJs and also lots of shared kai. We witnessed children having fun on bikes, scooters, in the sand pit and adventure play. There were pockets of children quietly playing games inside and out - go fish was popular with Matua Shane. We loved seeing the delight of those, who were trying to conquer our unicycles also - special mention to Gideon Kingi for accelerated progress.

All in all a great week had by the majority.

We hope you have a very safe and happy term 3 break and we look forward to seeing you all, together with our new families in Term 4.

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All the best Mrs Krook and Whanau

Today was Michaela Krook's last day at IPS as she is heading off on Maternity leave pending the birth of their daughter and sister. As Michaela's baby girl is the first child of her family to be born in Taranaki we commissioned the very talented Jenny Arbuckle to make one of her special quilts , highlighting our Inglewood Colours (and of course pink). Michaela , we wish you and your family all the very best, take care and hopefully you will have a couple of weeks rest before her arrival. Jenny Arbuckle, many thanks for the care, time and consideration you took in making the beautiful heirloom for the Krook whanau new addition.

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 10

Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to Julia Pearse, Jack Davies, Indigo Feasey, OllieBennett, Ben Durham, Ava Greenway, Ella Gillett, Emily Munro, Madison Cairns, Kayden Robertson, Liam Cairns, Ella Pittwood, Osten Piddington, Kade Langridge, Sophie Jones, Alivia Martin, Gideon Kingi, Abigail Whitmore, Kalaeis Semau, Zaden Miru, Molly Healey, Lucas Flay, Jude Hitchcock and Kaitlyn Henderson who are celebrating their birthdays this week and in the holiday break.

School Goal - Term 3 Week 9-10

REACH Goal: Demonstrate manaakitanga

Be kind and caring, show respect to others, ourselves and the environment.

Current IPS School Roll - 409 students

MoE and Board Approved Projects

This week we are pleased to announce the following MoE or \ Board of Trustees approved projects to commence;

  • · Planning for moving the Car Park down to the Tennis Court, in readiness for 2021
  • · Shade Sails over the Senior Playground in readiness for 2021
  • · Retaining Wall for the Senior Playground in readiness for 2021
  • · Shade Sails over the Pirate Ship and Sandpit in readiness for 2021
  • · Turf - 1 x Reversible Netball Court / Basket Ball Court and Goals
  • · Turf - Multi Sport 1 x court
  • · Research, design and creation of Tomokanga and Teko Teko projects

These projects will enhance our school playground and active learning areas.

Over the non contact time;

  • · the Arch Gola Cover way will be installed over the entrance going into Te Moa (hall)
  • · continued construction on the new Pouākai and Waiongana iti Blocks
  • · Possible start on toilet upgrade outside Moa iti classes
  • · Vinyl in the Staff Toilets and Te Moa (Hall) kitchen)

I am sure you will agree these improvements will be gladly received by all staff and students at IPS

New initiatives for Inglewood

A few months ago the NPDC had the opportunity to apply for central government funding, which was to be used for the purposes of 'innovating streets'. Innovating streets, means making them more accessible and safe for walkers and riders, people with disabilities and the elderly. It's about creating spaces for people to congregate and safely transit using their own feet or bikes more.

Inglewood was extremely fortunate - Kelly Street was chosen out of dozens of other sites around our district. The council sees Kelly Street as a great place to implement a few changes to make our town safer and more pleasant to live in. After all, there is a high school, primary school, kindy, and early child care centre on Kelly Street, along with housing and businesses.

As a school, we fully support this initiative and appreciate the mahi that has gone into concept plans from the NPDC. The plans include:


· Building a raised pedestrian and cycling crossing at the Miro/Kelly Street intersection. We are also investigating the possibility of a further raised pedestrian and cycling crossing across Matai Street (SH3).


· A protected two-lane cycleway on the north side of Kelly Street from the high school to Miro Street.

· A shared path to service all users walking and riding at low speeds is proposed on Kelly Street between Miro and Brown streets (see map below).

· Continuing the protected two-lane cycleway on the north side of Kelly Street from Brown Street to Matai Street (SH3)

These plans may also end up branching out towards the main highway and we are hopeful of some positive changes around safer crossings across Rata Street. These are really important developments, it will see the town brought closer together in a geographical sense - it will be safer for all people to move around town - eliminating some of the anxiety parents have around their kids moving around Inglewood.

this is a fabulous opportunity for Inglewood to look forward into the 2020's and make a start towards making this town safer and healthier. After all, town are for people, not cars. Remember, this is a trial - but we have to start somewhere and get the ball rolling.

Our statistics here at IPS are currently; just under half of our children either;

  • bike
  • scooter
  • skate
  • walk
  • park and walk to school

Just over half come to school by a vehicle which include;

  • before and after school cazre
  • staff children
  • diverse and complex learners
  • bus
  • travelling some distance
  • travelling locally as they do not feel safe walking, biking, scootering etc
  • travelling by vehicle because they prefer that.

We are very proud of the active enthusiasm of our children, and whanau who do bike, scooter etc and also those who have indicated they would like to bike, scooter more regularly if it was safer to do so.

We appreciate that the the new trial make take those who are driving cars a moment or two to get used to, however it would be fabulous for our village now and in the future to have safer designated cycle ways for our people on bikes to allow our younger and elderly walkers to utilize the footpaths more readily without fear of having to navigate the bikers.

Keep an eye out for various surveys coming up to have your say. Please have a think about contributing to the survey from a pedestrian or biking perspective rather than driving in a car perspective.

PhotoLife - Class, Individual, Sibling, Leaders & Sports Photos

PhotoLife will issue a unique Child's Photo Keycode to all students early in Term 4. Use your unique Photo Keycode to view your child's photos at

School Trophies/Cups

Please return to the school office all End of Year trophies or cups. Thank you

Absentees - Important Notice

Please remember to notify the office if your child will be absent from school. Please state your name, child's name and reason for absence each day. The Ministry of Education treats all absences without a reason as truant.Thank you
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Sports Uniforms - Singlets/Netball Dresses/T Shirts

We are missing a lot of sports uniforms. Please check in drawers, under beds and in wardrobes. Please return to the office urgently.

New IPS Student Shirts

Cost $20 each
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IPS Uniform Sale - While Stocks Last

Hoodies $45

Fleece Jacket $30

Showerproof Jacket $30

Showerproof Pants $30

We have a limited number in all sizes. Please see the school office if you would like to purchase. These can be added to your school account and paid off throughout the year. Photos are at the end of this newsletter.

Staff Only Days to diarise please

The following days were designated Staff only days approved by our Board of Trustees last year.

Tuesday 27 October 2020 (week 3 of Term 4)

Please lock these in as there will be NO ability to take students on these days.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Wednesday 31 March 2021

Registrations are now open for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. When registering online, please add registrations under the group Inglewood Primary School.

Term 3 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 25 September

Last day of Term 3

Monday 12 October

First day of Term 4

Whole School Assembly - 12 noon

Wednesday 14 October

Intermediates Technology

Monday 19 October - Friday 23 October

Intermediate Camp - Te Wera

Monday 26 October

School Closed - Labour Day

Tuesday 27 October

School Closed - Staff Only Day

Tuesday 3 November

IPS Athletics

Monday 9 November

Whole School Assembly

Friday 13 November

Pouakai Overnight Stay

Year 8 Orientation Day at Inglewood High School

Tuesday 17 November

Kahui Athletics & Tabloids Day

Monday 23 November

Whole School Assembly

Friday 4 December

Year 8 Dinner Dance

Monday 7 December

Whole School Assembly

Monday 14 December

2021 New Class Transition - 2pm

Tuesday 14 December

Service Assembly - 1pm

Final Junior/Middle Assembly

Wednesday 15 December

Final Senior/Intermediate Assembly

Thursday 17 December

Last Day of Term 4 - Have a wonderful holiday break

Community Notices

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for United Church Op Shop on a Friday once a month. Morning or afternoon. Phone Mia 0273445724.

For Sale

Please phone Debbie Pearse 0276589699
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Before and After School Care

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IPS Clothing

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