Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 07 -- 22 March 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

Kia Ora IPS Community

On Monday we held our REACH relaunch. For something different we weeded the nature trail and areas surrounding our school and replanted native trees along the river walkway. This initiative works in beautifully with our Kaitiakitanga theme- of guardianship and respect of our environment. It was wonderful to see students pulling out rubbish and the wild ginger, wandering dew and onion weed by the bag full along the banks of the Waiongana iti. The trail is a fantastic place for birdlife and would make a great weekend adventure for families, and view the newly planted tawa and kohekohe trees. Thank you to Mrs Rtichie for all your organisation around our REACH relaunch.

As a school our heartfelt thoughts go out to families affected by Friday's traumatic event in Christchurch.

As a school we have observed a moments silence for the victims and their families, and spoke of our REACH goal, and the importance of being inclusive and tolerant towards all.

Be assured as a staff we have discussed the impact this event may have had on students and have continued to keep routines as normal as possible, let students know they are safe and free to talk to teachers and kept an eye out for any change in behaviour. If you require support around discussing the issue with your child, educational neuroscience, Nathan Wallis has many thoughts. Our school council will be organising a fundraising event later next week, and this Friday candlelight vigils are being held in New Plymouth at Bowl of Brooklands 7pm.

Nga mihi


Week 8-10

Being inclusive, welcoming and respectful of everyone, no matter background, race or beliefs.

Today we meet one of our recently selected REACH reps. Introducing Erini Fruean.

Hello, my name is Erini, I am a Year 8 student. This year I have been selected as a REACH rep and am extremely proud to be so. I really wanted to be a REACH rep because, I love to be a leader and I enjoy constantly developing leadership skills. As the 3rd oldest of 7 children it is essential to develop patience, hardwork, and positive values. A leader I look up to is Albert Einstein, because, despite the fact that he had disabilities and was put down by others he was driven to succeed and looked for the good in others.

I am looking forward to excelling in this role, and using my leadership skills.

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Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Rose Baker for consistently striving to meet classroom and learning demands, while maintaining a sense of humour and a helping hand.

Our school roll is currently is 327.

Happy Birthday

to Rhianna Chard, Pippa Sutton, Farhaan Faruk, Ruby Gillett, Jamie-Lee Healey, Karli Doherty, Brayden Neilson, Ryley Powell and Brendan Stafford-Bush who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Extra Curricula Activities Fund

Please ensure all Term 1 ECF payments are paid in the next week to enable your students to attend the upcoming team trips planned this term.

This fund covers all school trips, visiting performers, Life Education and visits.

Parking Reminder

Please do not park in the carparks by the Dental Clinic. These are owned by the Taranaki District Health Board and for dental clinic patients and staff only, and are constantly used.

Dangerous Driving

We have a number of cars who are thoughtlessly parking in the Bus Stop to drop off their children. Please note that your details are forwarded to the Police. This is a no stopping zone. Naming and shaming is not our game but protecting and keeping students safe is, so consider your actions and the possible consequences. We thank all those parents who do the right thing and respect the safety of our students. Especially for parking well and using the crossings.

Recycled Bottle House (An Alternative Glass House)

This week the Enviro Crew have been working on the recycled bottle house with support and

guidance from Lorella Doherty and Mrs Ritchie. What we have found is we still need so many

bottles! If you have a connection or knowledge of a business where we can get 1.25 and

2.25 clear bottles, we would really appreciate it. Keep sending your bottles along to school

and help this project come to fruition/completion.

Plastic Free Lunchboxes

As a school, we are working hard to be more environmentally friendly and through our Kaitiakitanga Inquiry focus exploring ways to improve our environment. In doing so we are moving to eliminate plastics and non-recyclable material from lunchboxes. This can also be cheaper. So get ready to improve your cash flow! If you have some excellent ideas and would like to contribute to this project with ideas or promotions, contact Vicki Ritchie

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.

Swimming Sports:


Chocolates: A reminder to keep selling those yummy Whittakers Chocolates and return the money to school.

Organic Grapes: $5 per kg. Please contact the school office for orders.

Pine Cones: Please see the school office if you would like to order a bag. $5 each.


Next Meeting: Our Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 27 March 7pm in the school staffroom. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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

Monday 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

ParentLink AGM - 7pm in the staffroom

Thursday 28 March

POD Trip

Monday 1 April

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Wednesday 3 April

No Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Board of Trustees Meeting - 6.45pm Staffroom

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 - Starting Tuesday 30 April

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 Tuesday 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

Inglewood AFC: It' not too late to register!!!

We are still looking for more First Kicks, Fun Football, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U15 & U18 players. We need to know ASAP if there are more players available for these teams and we require more coaches.Please contact Cody Huta via email at or on 027 555 1716Volunteers 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

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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