Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 26 - 31 August 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

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Whakatauki Challenge

A reminder to get your Whakatauki into the Office for consideration - please share the word with others.

We are extending a challenge to our teams and community to come up with Whakatauki for each of our REACH words / kupu

Junior Team tamariki/children, parents/whanau need to find a whakatauki for Respect.

Middle Team tamariki/children, parents/whanau need to find a whakatauki for Expect

Senior Team tamariki/children, parents/whanau need to find a whakatauki for Achieve

Intermediate tamariki/children, parents/whanau need to find a whakatauki for Communicate.

And everyone to find a whakatauki for Hauora.

Please send all ideas to the office with your child or email

MindLab Evening Thursday 30 August

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Last evening Frances Valentine from MindLab informed, challenged and scared us a little bit with research and information regarding the Digital Age we live and learn in. The information was full of highly valuable information for all educators and Parents alike. Here are few tips from the evening, however feel free to contact us for more info or email the links below.

Great resource (research and do it - link provided)

Cool sites to research

• Mindlab Kids site

• Digital Passport

• Hack Education

• Tech Futures Lab

What we know:

• Ageing teaching force - disconnect between us and them

• Science last year replaces science this year

• Everything is hyper-connected - people, knowledge, economies, politics, nature

• Half the world's population is under 30.

Interesting fact of today:

A workplace with five generations shows diversity and forward thinking to allow our young people to feel connected. - It is up to the oldest generation to keep pace with learning and innovation.. (we have five generations here at IPS - (Teens) ( 20’s l) , (30’s) , (40’s ,(50’s) , (over 50)

We also know:

• 50% of NZ workforce are millennials

• People over 55 make up 15% of the world population

• Digital human - virtual encyclopaedia

• 5 more years of keyboard before we go voice recognition

For more info please contact Center for Curriculum Redesign



Intermediate Speech Finals: Congratulations and good luck to all our speech contestants today. Thank you to our special adjudicators and organisers.

Moni's Marvellous Message - Production

A big thank you to Emma Walker and Ellie Hitchcock who have been in this week working alongside teams and Cast - you are super stars.

Thank you to all our helpers who are assisting with costumes, props etc.

During our planned Spring Break Monday 10 September, Our fabulous Emma Walker would like to see both casts.

Rata Cast - 0900 - 1100

Kowhai Cast 1100 - 1230

We will send a letter out next week to cast member with details. The practice will be here in our School Hall. If you are taking advantage of the long weekend, that is fine, family / whanau plans first.

If you are keen to assist in some way, with our production, please see the staff where your child is placed within the school and offer you assistance....many hands make light work.

We are aiming to have the show length around 70 mins, but we have booked 90 min time slot to be safe.

We have booked the performance dates and times as follows:

Friday 21 September Dress Rehearsal (Kowhai Cast) ( we will invite Marinoto Rest Home) 1100 - 1230

Mon 24 Sept - Final Dress Rehearsal (Rata Cast) (Early Childhoods invited) 1300 - 1430

Ticket sales for the following shows will go on sale next week.

Tuesday 25 Sept Matinee Show 1100 - 1230 - Kowhai Cast

Tuesday 25 Sept Evening Show 1800 -1930 - Rata Cast

Wednesday 26 Sept Final Performance 1800 -1930 - Kowhai Cast

Tickets are $2.00 per child (IPS students do not pay) $5.00 Adult, $10.00 for a family of two adults and two children. - Tickets will be available at the Office from Monday 13 August

Please note: When either Rata or Kowhai Casts are performing ALL children are involved in the Production in various team or class items.

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Weeks 4 -6 Be kind, be humble and strive to do your best -

Kia atawhai, kia ngawari, kia kaha ki te mahi i to pai

Happy Birthday

to Katie West, Holly Payne, Jopeli Nakuta, Lilliana Fowles, Felix Sutton and Chaeli Osborne

who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Gabriel Howard

For having an amazing attitude towards your work this term. You have produced some quality pieces, ka pai!

Our school roll is currently 326.

Welcome to Yeorae Choi and Kayden Robertson who have started at Inglewood Primary this week.

Heelys Shoes

If your child is coming to school in Heelys, please be aware that we will be asking students to remove these in class and during fitness. They are disruptive in class and are hard to run in. Thank you

Clear plastic 1.5 litre bottles needed

We are building a shade house and we require, clean, clear 1.5 litre plastic bottles for this project. Please rinse and remove any paper/plastic advertising and send to school.

Absentee Line

When leaving a message it is important for our attendance records that you please leave a reason while your child is away eg; sick, appointment, holiday etc.

Sports/Group Photos - Wednesday 5 September

Please collect a prepaid envelope from the school office if you wish to order a photo.

Photos to be taken are:-

Netball, Interschool Netball, Rugby and Football, Hockey, Indoor Netball, PCT Challenge, Junior Kapahaka, Senior Kapahaka, Playground, Ground Crew, House Leaders, REACH, School Council, Sports Leaders, Year 8 Photo and ICT Techies.

Sports Information

Sports Uniforms: Thank You to all the students who have returned netball and hockey uniforms. As these seasons are now completed we would appreciate if sports uniforms for these sports could be returned to the office thanks.

Linkhorne Rugby & Burkhart Netball:

Linkhorne Rugby- Next week our First XV have two important games in their quest to be Linkhorne champions. After a hard-fought victory over Stratford Primary, the team lost narrowly 19-15 to St Joseph's in horrid conditions in Hawera last week.

On Monday, September 3 they play Bell Block school at 10.30 and on Friday 7 September, Mangorei school at 12.30. Both games are at IPS.

Cross Country

School Cross Country: This event went ahead on Wednesday in almost perfect conditions for cross country. Thanks to all parents, family and caregivers who came along to support all runners.

All students involved can be proud of the resilience and determination they showed in completing the course, despite moist underfoot conditions. A list of place getters will be included in next weeks newsletter.

Cluster Cross Country: Those students who have qualified for the clusters event will bring home an information slip today, detailing the event which is held Tuesday 4 September at TET., beginning at 12.15. Parent Link will be selling Sausages and Drinks and we have a coffee caravan also at the event.

Parent Link

The next meeting is Monday 3 September 7pm at the school office. We look forward to seeing you all.
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Spring Break

Just a reminder we have an approved Teacher Only Day Monday 10 September which will be a Spring break for whanau. Our staff will be involved in Professional Development this day. School will be closed for students on this day. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY WAS BOOKED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. At that time, we had no indication of a proposed Nationwide Strike for Teachers. Thank you in advance for you consideration.

Term 3 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Monday 3 September

ParentLink Meeting - 7pm

Tuesday 4 September: Cluster Cross Country - TET Stadium, Inglewood 12.15pm

Wednesday 5 September: Sports/Leaders Photo Day

Year 6 Open Evening

Thursday 6 September: Pita Pit Lunch orders due at the office by 11am

Friday 7 September: Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 10 September: Spring Break Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 11 September: Cluster Football Tournament

Wednesday 12 September: Middle Team Speech Finals

Thursday 13 September: Junior Team Speech Finals

Friday 21 September: Production Dress Rehearsal

Monday 24 September: Production Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday 25 September: Production Performance 11am & 6pm

Wednesday 26 September: Taranaki Cross Country

Production Performance 6pm

Thursday 27 September: Pita Pit Lunch orders due at the office by 11am

Friday 28 September: Last Day of Term 3

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 15 October: First Day of Term 4

IPS Clothing

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