Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 03 - 21 February 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

Another busy week for all of us at IPS this week. Harold the Giraffe, and Megan of the Life Education Trust are at school, talking with students about Making good decisions and how our actions affect others. As part of the Life Education Trust, yesterday we hosted John Parsons, New Zealand's leading authority on cyber safety. John spoke to over 150 intermediate students from our community on the subject of cyber safety for individuals. He provided many messages to the students- all thought provoking and meaningful. We would love parents to take the time to discuss with your Intermediate aged child some of those key messages.

Over the next week or so many students will be interviewed for leadership roles within the school. This is a great responsibility and we wish them all well as they prepare for this opportunity. Our REACH reps, School Council, House Leaders, Sports Leaders, Playground leaders and Enviro team each play a fantastic role within our school. As with all things, not everyone can be selected, but showing resilience and learning from the opportunities are important lessons for us all.

Last night we had the Inglewood part of 'Americarna' and our famous cake stall. We'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed baked goods for this event, but also a special thanks to the small, dedicated and hardworking Parent Link group who prepared the stand, manned the stall selling the goods and packed up at the end. This group provide a lot for the school and we know they would love to see many more parents support this fantastic group of IPS parents.

Upcoming Teacher Only Day

On Friday March 8, our staff will be involved in Professional Development with all other staff from our Kahui Ako Community of Learning schools. This is an opportunity for staff to collaborate with other teachers and build on our understanding and implementation of the new Digital Technology curriculum and Cultural Proactiveness learning. We value this opportunity and appreciate your continued support as parents around this yearly Professional Development day.


Week 2 - 3

Be welcoming and inclusive and celebrate all.

Te Whakanui Te Whakauru me te whakaaio te katoa.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Amber Storer for setting herself strong goals for 2019 and making a great start towards achieving them.

Our school roll is currently 321.

Welcome to Vaea Semau and Dayton Pihama who have joined Inglewood Primary School this week.

Happy Birthday

to Zahara Robinson, Hunter Fowles, Lexus Frechtling, Tuesday Samways, Nathan Battersby, Kaelyn Osborne, Charlotte Lund, Alyssa Fabish and Beibhinn Leslie-Ellis who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Scholastic Book Club Orders

All orders are due back to the school office by Monday 18 February.

Americana 2019

We are having our Annual Bake Sale for Americana next Thursday 21 February. Please bring all home made goodies to the office on Thursday morning. This year we have a few special requests. Due to the heat and humidity, we are experiencing this year, we request that all cakes/cookies/cupcakes are delivered un-iced. We also ask that you do not bring store brought items as these cannot be resold. We understand that time is a precious commodity, so if time doesn’t allow for baking perhaps you can help out during another fundraiser. If you are able to help out with the stall between 4pm and 8pm, please see the school office. Thank you! We appreciate all your support and help.

Have you thought about becoming a board member for your school?

Come along to NSTA;s Korari Programme to find out about becoming a school trustee on a school board.

We are holding a community hui at Inglewood High School, in the Library on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7pm in the lead up to this year's board of trustees' elections.

At the hui you'll hear about:

  • What is a school board of trustees
  • What do trustees do
  • What skills do trustees need
  • Who can become a trustee
  • Who is on a board of trustees
  • How is a board elected
  • What help do school trustees get
  • How does the board of trustees work.
We look forward to seeing you and helping your school's succession planning!

Free Guitar Lessons

This year we have applied for hours for classical guitar lessons again with tutor Mr Ross Townsend. 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.

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.


Lock in the date for DATE NIGHT Thursday 7 March 6-8:30 pm. Yes you can leave your children in the capable hands of staff for a wonderful two and a half hours while you have some me time. They will have a sausage sizzle, games and then quiet time with a movie. There may be even the option of a package deal of a meal and childcare! More details coming soon.

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

Monday 18 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

Pouakai Assembly - 12 noon

Tuesday 19 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

Wednesday 20 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 21 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

POD Trip

Friday 22 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

Monday 25 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

Full School Assembly 11.30am

Tuesday 26 February

Life Education Trust Visiting

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch orders due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 27 February

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 28 February

POD Trip

Monday 4 March

Pouakai Assembly 12pm

Wednesday 6 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 7 March

POD Trip

Date Night for parents

Friday 8 March

Teacher Only Day: Kahui Ako Cluster Professional Development Day

Thursday 14 March

Pita Pit lunch orders due to the office by 3pm

POD Trip

Friday 15 March

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 18 March

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Tuesday 19 March

Pouakai Swimming Showcase 1.30pm

Wednesday 20 March

Panitahi Swimming Showcase 1.30pm

Year 7 & 8 Technology at IHS

Thursday 21 March

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

POD Trip

Friday 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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Community News

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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