Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 06 -- 14 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

What a welcome relief to have some rainfall recently. This week we announced the REACH reps for the 2019 year. There were a high number of quality candidates, and selecting representatives for the Year groups was difficult. We are so lucky to have a fantastic number of students in our school who are leaders- whether they are a REACH rep or not. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected.

Colt Gardiner, Arana Walker, Ruby Gillett, Ava Baeyertz, Kaitlin Tee, Eliott Gilberd, Millah Tubby, Alex Young, Mya Theobald, Noah Dalliston, Hannah Cairns, Karli Doherty, Erini Fruean, Amber Storer, Roche Broadmore, Jasmine Dixon, Luke Doherty, Capri Peterson, Madison Tubby, Isabella Pepperell, Ayla Gyde and Julia Pearse.

This is an important role within the school and these students uphold our REACH values, but also drive many of our school initiatives. This Monday we have our REACH relaunch from 11am. This will be held on the nature trail this year, as students will 'give back' to the environment through weeding and the planting of native trees. If you could remind your child to wear closed in shoes that would be helpful. This fits nicely into our school wide theme 'Kaitiakitanga', care and guardianship for our local environment.

Paid Union Meetings

You may remember that teachers took strike action last year to send a message to the Government that more needed to be done to fix the teacher shortage and make teaching a more sustainable and attractive profession. Negotiations are continuing and as a result the week of March 18- 22 will see paid union meetings take place around Taranaki. These will take place during school time, however, we do not intend to close school, and programmes will run as normal. We greatly appreciate your continued support as we continue our campaign to ensure every child gets the best possible teaching and learning.


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

Stephanie Nunes-Vaz for her deep thinking, risk taking, leadership and efforts tackling tasks to further her learning. Take satisfaction and pride in the outcomes of your endeavours. Simply fabulous.

Our school roll is currently is 327.

This week we welcome Addison Hannam and Liam Cairns to our school.

Happy Birthday

to Millah Tubby, Rishaan Chetty, Elliot Gilberd, Adalee Bond, Adam Roscoe and Kurtis DeBruyn who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Reminder: Swimming Sports

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

Swimming sports are scheduled for Thursday 21 March. This event will begin at 10am for our 8 year olds to Intermediates. A programme will be posted to our facebook page early next week, but be aware that is only a guideline. If anyone is able to be a timer, or help out on the day, just let the office know thanks.

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.


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 to be advised.

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

Monday 18 March

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Tuesday 19 March

Pouakai Swimming Showcase 11am

Wednesday 20 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 21 March

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

POD Trip

Friday 22 March

School Swimming Sports - PPD

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

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

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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

Taranaki Diocesan School For Girls: Our first OPEN DAY for 2019 is being held on Wednesday 20 March and posters and invitations will follow soon. All families considering their secondary schooling options for next year and beyond are warmly invited to call in on the day anytime between 10 am and 2pm. There will be opportunities to tour our school campus and boarding house and meet our Principal Fiona Green, staff, board members and students.

If you or any of your families have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our school.

Taranaki Dio – Making a Difference Everyday

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.”

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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