Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 08 -- 28 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

Last week we meet Erini, one of our REACH reps, and this week I'd like to acknowledge other student leaders. The role of a student leader is varied and at times challenging as you are an important link between teachers and students. Whether you are a REACH rep, Playground Leader, House Leader, Enviro Crew, Sports and IT leader, Kapa Haka or School Council member you all have a great job to do, and as Leaders become role models for our younger students. Today I'd like to introduce our sports leaders: Luke Phillips, Kaitlyn Antill, Alex Van Burgsteden, Kade Langridge, Reef Ward, Hayley Storer and Cameron Ker.

Over the next 2 weeks many of our teams are heading out and about our local environments and educational sites- to Tawhiti Museum, Rotokare Reserve, and Purangi Kiwi Reserve. These are all part of our wider theme 'Kaitiakitanga'. Students will learn about the history, make connections to landforms and maybe meet a Kiwi in the wild and have a better understanding of the natural wonder of Taranaki. Truly fantastic experiences for our students. Again we must thank our parent helpers and the teaching staff, that plan, organise, and often reorganise to get it right. We're sure all students will remember to be REACH role models when out in these amazing environment.

Lastly, best luck to Mr Frost and one of our parents Aaron Zame, who beginning on Friday are playing in the Taranaki Premier 3 day cricket final at Pukekura Park, as their Inglewood team take on New Plymouth Old Boys'. I'm sure Mr Frost will be excited to get to school Monday to tell his class tales of the game.

Nga mihi


Week 9-11

Doing the right thing at the right time (stepping up and leading - meeting expectations/following requests)

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Jasmine Dixon for taking risks and stretching herself by pushing outside of her comfort zone in leadership. Keep rising to the challenges you set for yourself and others.

Our school roll is currently is 332.

This week we welcome Lucas Flay, Zaine Dobson, Jayden Dobson, Charlotte Doherty and Lily Suter to Inglewood Primary School.

Happy Birthday

to Lily Suter, Charlotte Doherty, Nathan Gillett, Tyson Pittwood, Reef Ward, Hanna Osborne, Baylin Ferguson and Matthew Tee who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Extra Curricula Activities Fund

Please ensure all Term 1 ECF payments for the Junior and Middle Teams 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.

Plastic Free Lunchboxes

Your plastic waste exposed: How your favourite treats are adding to the rubbish pile

The convenience of sweets and crisp packets are contributing to an ever-growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean

Convenience comes at a cost; the snacks we eat can create an inordinate amount of waste. Worse, while it may first appear that snack wrappers are recyclable, they’re often not – or are so impractical to break apart that they may as well not be.

Purchasing the packs of little chips or other items is not cost effect let alone kind to our planet. By purchasing larger packs and putting smaller amounts into partitioned lunchboxes or reusable named containers or reusable/re-sealable plastic bags will save in the long run. To save your child throwing out the bags, give them the responsibility of washing them out and or ensuring they put them up with their lunch box (developing responsibility). You can initially offer a reward that can in time be removed as it becomes an expectation.

If you have some excellent ideas and would like to contribute to this project with ideas or promotions, contact Vicki Ritchie .

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property at school. Please check the plastic bin in the hall foyer for your child's belongings.

Sports Information

Swimming Sports:

These were held last week in very good conditions. Some fantastic swimming took place and there were some tight finishes in a number of the races. The champions for each year group will be acknowledged in next weeks newsletter and receive their trophies at an upcoming assembly. As always many thanks to the parent helpers, and staff that made this event a success. Students who have made the Town vs Country squad have been informed of their selection and hopefully have returned their permission slip. This event is to be held Friday April 5 at Stratford.


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: Wednesday 15 May 2019 - 7pm in the School Staffroom

Annual General Meeting: Our AGM was held this week. Special thank you to Crystal Hilton and Lara Phillips who have stood down from their official positions. Your support of our school has been amazing. Congratulations to our new office holders - Chairperson Kirsty Leslie-Ellis, Secretary Nicola Maul and Treasurer Suzanne Davy.

Anderson Pie Orders were sent home with all students this week. This is an awesome fundraiser to stack up your freezers ready for winter. All orders to be returned to the school office by Thursday 9 May. Thank you for you support.

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.

Puke Haupapa Class Tour of the Rescue Helicopter Hangar

Thanks to Sienna Dobson who won a competition to take her class to the Hangar.

Fergus (Pilot) and Andy (Crewman and paramedic) were very entertaining and had Room 9 captivated. Below are some of the learning expressed in their thank you letters.

Thank you for teaching us about the hangar and showing us how things work. I appreciate this opportunity so much because it was really cool learning about the winch, and how the public pays money for you to keep the helicopter going otherwise we wouldn’t get rescued. I find it really interesting how the community can help out. Jasmine D

I learned a lot such as it should take only 10 min to get the helicopter in the air. You use a winch (that’s 74 meters long) and can hoist up to two people. Thank you so much, I’ve learnt a lot. Amber C

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

Friday 29 March

Senior Team trip to Tawhiti Museum

Monday 1 April

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Panitahi Team trip to Rotakare - Rooms Panaitahi P & Panitahi O

Tuesday 2 April

Panitahi Team trip to Rotakare - Rooms Panitahi Z, Panitahi A & Panitahi S

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

Wednesday 10 April

Pouakai Trip to Purangi

Thursday 11 April

POD Trip

Pita Pit Lunch orders to the office by 3pm

Disco - Junior & Middle Team 12.30pm

Disco - Senior Team 5.30pm

Disco - Intermediate Team & Surrounding Schools 7pm

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.

Kids Day: Wednesday 17 April 9.30am to 3pm at the Mamaku Centre for kids 5-12 years old. The story of Jesus, activities, drama and games. Details and registration

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

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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