Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 17 -- 13 June 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


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Kia ora Whanau and Caregivers
We have had an exciting week this week whanau.

We have had the privilege of showing around new whanau/families and tamariki/children who are wishing to come to IPS. We are looking forward to our new members of our school community contributing to the positive actions of our kura / school community.

Personally I have enjoyed reconnecting with students I have previously taught at Bell Block School and Inglewood Primary - as they have brought their own children in to be enrolled.

We have had professional development facilitator Chrissy Lepper in this week working alongside our New Entrant Teachers Rangi Adams and Alice Smith as we strengthen our systems around transitions. Chrissy was extremely complimentary of the skills and passion of both Rangi and Alice. - Ka rawe, we are very grateful you both are part of Team IPS.

Winter sports are well into their season and we have many coaches and supporters attending various codes. We are very grateful for the continued support of parents and friends of IPS. Special thanks to our Mr Clint Frost and Debbie Pearse who coach and support our hockey teams of various ages. Each week Clint and Debbie can be found at the turf in Stratford, usually from 3:15 until around 7pm. Thank you.

Puanga Celebrations

Last Friday our Panitahi Whanau, celebrated Puanga (Maori New Year) at our Kohanga Moa Marae. The day was filled with waiata / singing, mahi/work, preparing kai / food, fun, games, eating and sharing. Many thanks to the parents and whanau who assisted to make the day successful. Special thanks to Rumatiki Timu , Whaea Marcelle, and Rowena Taylor for our Powhiri.

Help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.


Week 7-8

Make someone’s day by filling their bucket and considering everyone’s ideas.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Branden Sands - For pushing himself out of his comfort zone at camp.You set goals to challenge yourself and take risks and you succeeded, ka pai!

Our school roll is currently 352.

Welcome to Jahan Hovell, Hudson Billett and Nathan Zame who have started at IPS this week.

Happy Birthday

to William Clarke, Noah Dalliston, Logan Johnston, Emma Smith, Dylan Payne, Genevieve Barrington, Nathan Zame and Hudson Billett who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


School Absence: If your child is absent from school for any reason, please leave a message on the school answer phone or use the School App. Please state name and reason why the child is away. Thank you

Scholastic Book Club: Issue 4 order forms are due back to the school office by Friday 14 June.

Lost Property: Please remember to check the lost property on a regular basis for anything your child may have lost. We are gathering a small collection already this term.

Wig Wednesday

Inglewood Primary School is going to be taking part in Wig Wednesday next week on the 19th of June! Show your’s and your child’s support for the Child Cancer Foundation by wearing a wig and giving a gold coin donation. All funds raised will go towards supporting Kiwi kids with Cancer and their Whanau. Prefer not to buy a wig? Check out Wig Wednesday NZ’s website and go to the ‘Resources for schools’ page and find a template that suits you. If wigs really aren’t your style, you can also dress up in wacky hair, using things like ribbons, hair clips or temporary colouring to show your support those in need. Gold coin donation please. We are aiming to raise $500!

Photography Competition

We have some entries in this competition. Anyone can view these at the Inglewood Library until the 20th June. Judging takes place this morning sometime. Good luck to our students, some of the many form schools around the Inglewood area.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 7pm in the School Staffroom.

Simone's Veggie Rolls

I’ve put these rolls into hubby’s and the kids’ lunchboxes. We also have them for dinner with lots of other veggies too! I wouldn’t freeze them after cooking though, as the pastry will go soggy when it’s defrosted. You could, however, freeze the potato mixture to use later.

Recipe makes 4 rolls with some mixture left over, which I just ate!

Veggie Rolls


3/4 cup plant milk, plus extra for brushing

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tbsp curry powder

2 tsp cardamom

1 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Sesame seeds for garnish

7 medium mashing potatoes, peeled and chopped (I used the agria variety)

1 onion, finely chopped

1 pack vegan puff pastry sheets (I used a brand called New Way from Countdown)

1 cup frozen peas

Pinch of black pepper


Preheat your oven to 180°

Line baking tray with silicone mat/baking paper

Boil the potatoes until cooked

Remove pastry sheets and defrost them

Meanwhile fry the onions, garlic and spices in frying pan with 1/4 cup water on a medium/high heat until onions are nearly cooked. As mixture cooks and water evaporates, add tablespoon of water every so often so mixture doesn’t stick

Add half a cup of water and peas to onion mixture. Cook for 5 minutes until mixture thickens. Take pan off the heat

Mash potatoes with milk and nutritional yeast, leaving some small lumps of potato

Add the onion and pea mixture to potatoes mixing well. Taste and adjust the seasoning as required Lay a pastry sheet on chopping board

Spoon 1/4 of the potato mixture onto shortest side of pastry sheet, leaving 1cm from edge.

Using 1cm edge of pastry, roll pastry over the mixture carefully tucking underneath potato.

When reaching end of the sheet, brush the edge with plant milk to help it to stick.

Place roll onto lined baking tray and continue with rest of pastry and mixture

Brush each roll with plant milk, sprinkle with sesame seeds

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until pastry rises and is brown and crispy

Remove from oven and cool tray until cool enough to eat!

Cool completely before storing them in air tight container in fridge for a week

Enjoy x

Term 2 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 14 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Year 5 and 6 Rippa Champs- Racecourse.

Monday 17 June

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 19 June

Wig Wednesday - Gold coin donation please

Friday 21 June

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Away to St Josephs New Plymouth

Tuesday 25 June

All Sausage Sizzle forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 26 June

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Thursday 27 June

Inglewood High School Year 8 Open Afternoon 1-2.30pm at the High School

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 3 July

ParentLink Meeting - 7pm School Staffroom

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019
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Community News

Incredible Years Parent Support Programme: This programme is to support parents of children ages 3-8, who are in your care up to 75% of the time and may have some behaviour challenges. Sessions include discussion, videos and home activities. Content covers child directed play, social, emotional, academic and persistence coaching, praise, incentives/rewards, routines, effective limit setting, district and ignore, time out to calm down and some problem solving.

FREE - No course cost - programme resources supplied and morning tea provided. Please register your interest or contact Trish Cover on 0278398634 or email

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

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IPS Clothing

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

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