Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 39 - 21 December 2018

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

2019 Term dates

We can now confirm the 2019 school dates.

We are starting Friday 1 February with our Learning Partnership Day. We held this earlier this year and it was a huge success with positive feedback from families. Details are below.

Please see below for the term dates - all families will each receive a magnet for their fridge, courtesy of our wonderful Parent Link Team -.

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The school will operate through a four whanau structure, based around our School Pepeha. Whanau organisation has been structured to reflect the particular needs of the year groups involved.

Panitahi Whanau

Panitahi S Alice Smith New Entrant (Whanau Leader) Term 1 (R1)

Panitahi A Rangi Adams New Entrant Term 1 (R1)

Panitahi P Taryn Pearce Year 1 Term 1 Library

Panitahi O Libby O’Connor Year 1 / 2 Moa iti

Panitahi Z Mel Zimmerman Year 1 / 2 Moa iti

Pouakai Whanau

Pouakai B Andrew Birchler Y3 & Y4 (Whanau Leader) Term 1 (R14)

Pouakai T Tracy Turner Y3 & Y4 Term 1 (R15)

Pouakai S Lynda Simpson Y3 & Y4 Term 1 (R16)

Waiongana iti

Waiongana iti B Stephanie Boyd Y5 & Y6 (Whanau Leader) Term 1 (R2)

Waiongana iti F Clint Frost Y5 & Y6 Term 1 Puke Haupapa (R11)

Waiongana iti M Marcelle Messenger Y5 & Y6 Term 1 (R3)

Puke Haupapa

Puke Haupapa E Kelly Edwards Y7 & Y8 (Whanau Leader) Puke Haupapa (R10)

Puke Haupapa F Nell Franklin Y7 & Y8 Puke Haupapa (R8)

Puke Haupapa R Vicki Ritchie Y7 & Y8 (Tumuaki/Associate Principal) Puke Haupapa (R9)


Tumuaki / Principal – Karen Patterson – (Term 1 on Sabbatical)

Tumukai / Acting Principal (Term 1) – Ben Kershaw

Tumuakai / Associate Principals – Vicki Ritchie & Sherryl Molloy (Term 1)

Mutukaroa Co-Ordinator – Emma Burleigh

Reading Recovery – Emma Burleigh

Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator – Sherryl Molloy

ORS Specialist Teachers; Karla Gibson, Emma Burleigh, Brooke Gibson

Arts Specialist Teacher Brooke Gibson (Tuesdays)

Music Specialist Michael McMillian (Tuesday and then Wednesday afternoon(

Cultural Artist Moni Martin (Tuesdays)

ANCILLARY: Office Hours: 8.00am – 3.30pm

Office Manager – Mrs Debbie Carter

Office Assistant – Mrs Mia Midgley – 9am – 12.30pm

Library Manager / Teacher Resource Manager – Mrs Wendy Nash (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Caretaker – Mr John Harland

Cleaner– Mrs Linda May


Mrs Jacqui Deam, Mrs Michelle Allison, Mrs Evelyn Kennedy, Mrs Susan Cammiss, Ms Jill Helms, Mrs Kirsty Doherty, Mr Izaak Ryan, Ms Astrid Bocock, Mrs Rebecca Collins, Michael McMillian, Cody Huta

DENTAL THERAPISTS: Mrs Lynda Banks & Mrs Julie Chamberlain PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE: Jill Jones

Looking forward to 2019 – PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

We love our new way of strengthening our home-school partnership.

We start this off with a “Learning Transition Partnership Day” which will be Friday 1 February

On this day we will be having 15 minute slots with each student and family in their homeroom class:

· This time slot is about informing the 2019 teacher of anything they will need to know about your child, socially, wellbeing, learning difficulties, or special talents and skills they may have

· We will learn about your child’s and family’s strengths and ideas you may have to contribute to learning opportunities at school.

Our teachers will be focussed on each family, listening and planning for a successful 2019.

We encourage all families to attend, even if you or your child knows their 2019 teacher. Our feedback from 2018 has highlighted that this is a fantastic opportunity to have a positive transition into our new school year.. We look forward to seeing you.

Booking Interviews for the Learning Partnership Day

Friday 1 February 2019
Each interview is 15 minutes long. Please ensure you arrive on time to each interview.
Booking your interviews
1. Go to, enter the event code D8438AND and click Go.
2. Enter your name, email address and the names of the students you wish to make bookings for.
3. Select the teachers you'd like to book by ticking the checkbox beside their name, and then click the Book Interviews button at the bottom of the page.
4. Using the timetable, click the Book button beside the time slot you'd like to book for the teacher. You'll be asked to confirm your booking.
5. Continue until you've booked all teachers.
Once you're finished, you can view your timetable by clicking My Interviews at the top of the page. You can also print a PDF timetable to take to your interviews.
Before your interviews, you'll receive an email reminder containing your timetable. If you need to cancel any interviews, you can do so by following the link in the email you received when you first signed up.
If you can’t book online line, you will be able to book via the School Office from Monday 28 January.

For working parents who cannot get care for their kids on Friday 1 Feb, Karen, and Ben will be available to take the kids if needed.
Please call the Office on Monday 28 Jan and let us know if your child will need to be with us.

Happy Birthday

to Sophie Lee, Sharna Ngapera, Colt Gardiner, Zara Murray, Ayla Gyde, Te'neal Helms, Clayten Pearse, Piper Hart, Ruby Smith, Arana Walker, Annabelle Edwards, Sarah Tilby, Joseph Broughton, Jordan Perry, Kaitlyn Baker, Anahera Martin, Logan Longstaff, William Kerr, Jake Dobson, Shakyla Broadmore-Ashby, Alexander Heather, Jack Morgan, Syon Cooper, Eleecia Young, TYane Savage, Jaymee Newton-Hardcastle, Jacob Towning, Cooper Mullins, Ngatai Mason, Chance Johnston, Daniel McDonald, Isaac Morrison-Fonoti, David West, Riley Chilcott, Stella Sutton, Shem Salisbury-Read, Madison Tubby, Luke Gush, Mafa Fruean, Beau Sutton, Natalia Sands, Bella Lane and Maddy Mottram who are celebrating their birthday's this week and in the holidays.

2019 Stationery Lists

Will be available from the school office from Monday 28 January. All stationery will be available for purchase from school from Friday 1 February. Stationery lists will be given to all students on Monday 4 February.

Before and After School Care

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IPS Clothing

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

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