Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 13 - 17 May 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


“Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one is watching"

Kia ora whanau Kei nga maunga, kei nga awa, o nga hau e whā, tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā tātou katoa

Kahurangi Performance

Yesterday we had a fabulous visit from the Kahurangi Performance Group and they engaged us with a selection of legend and historical myth through drama and performance with waiata, poi, taiaha and ti-rakau.

The group explained us that a Legend is a traditional story popularly regarded as historical myth – such literature is regarded as unfounded belief.

A Myth is a tale embodying the beliefs of a people on the origins and relations of the gods, creation, the forces of nature.

Primitive man’s religion or popular belief has stemmed from such tales or stories and some have now come to accept them as just stories. They were interesting, they helped to pass the time away during the long cool nights as the mokopuna gathered around their koro or kaumatua to listen.

Our school enjoyed the performance and were totally engaged for the full 50 minutes. We were able to get many tips for our Production later in the year.

Communication Flow Chart

Thank you to the parents who do adhere to our communication / concerns / complaints flow chart which we share each term. We do appreciate the majority of you who utilise our systems here at IPS.

We are re-sharing this flow chart again this week for those who may have missed it. Remember if you would like to speak to a teacher or leader on staff, please ring and make an appointment. This is to ensure, we can give you the uninterrupted time you may require.

Please note our wonderful support staff must not be approached with regard to concerns / complaints. If you do do this, please do not be offended when you are asked to go to the office and make an appointment to see a teacher or leader of the team your child is in.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Luke Phillips

For giving everything his best effort. Luke is reliable and always willing to help if required.

Reach Goal

Weeks 4-5 Remember inside voices and walking feet.

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 10 June

Hey Everybody

Come to IPS for some fun

We'll be here from nine til one

Come for a sav, slide or dip

just bring your gold coins

Then you can really rip

Mum and dad can come too

But for them its a tenner

If they load their car

To sell anything they wanna

So there will be lots to do and eat

And DJ Ben will rock you with his beats

We have a number of items we are selling (desks, furniture, books, student desks etc. We are inviting stall holders to come in and participate in our sale morning.Sunday 10 June here at IPS 0900 - 1300.

$10.00 entry for cars selling their wares, We ask for a gold coin for the use of our pool and another gold coin donation for entry on our Mega Inflatable Slide if it is fine. If it is wet, stalls can be held in our school hall. Please email to book a space or phone 06 756 8040.

Happy Birthday

to Jake Healey, Amber Conrick, Sophia Smith and Jake Peach who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


School Photos: PhotoLife will be taking class, individual and sibling photos on Thursday 31st of May. All students have been issued an envelope this week with their own personal code on each one. Please ensure all envelopes are handed into the school office by Thursday 31 May.

Our school roll is currently 308.

Welcome to Jake Peach and Sophia Smith who have started at Inglewood Primary this week.

Bus Transport

It is very important if your child is not going to be travelling on the bus after school to please let the school office know by ringing 06 756 8040 or email We take a roll call every afternoon for safety purposes.

Sports Information



Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts, 9am court 10 vs Mangere Magic

Year 1/2 Tui and Kea play at 3.45 at the Inglewood High Gym

Year 3/4 Magic and Pulse play at Trimble courts at 3.45

Year 5/6 Rata and Rimu play at Trimble courts at 4.45

Year 5/6 Interschool Competition: On the 18th of May at 10am the Year 5/6 Interschool competition begins with a home match Vs Tikorangi School. If anyone is able to help out with coaching a football, netball or rugby team for an hour on a Wednesday afternoon please let the office know.

7 a- side Cluster Football: Due to the weather this has been postponed until later in Term 3.

Swimming Champions

Congratulations to our swimming champs for each year group, who have recently been presented their trophies at a school assembly.

Sam Walker, Year 6 Boys Champ, Gideon Kingi, Year 4 boys champ, Eve Stevenson, Year 4 girl champ, Anahera Martin Year 6 girl champ.

Hannah Cairns and Caoimhe Leslie- Ellis, Year 5 girls champs, Darien Lowcay, Year 5 boy Champs, Mitchell Mace and Paige Catlin- Maybury, Year 8 champs.

Absent Year 7 Champs, Brayden Neilson and Rhianna Chard

ParentLink News

Big Projects for 2018 - Y1 / 2 - Junior Exploratory / Playground - Thank you to Adam Young who came along and discussed options for our Pirate Ship. You will see next to our wharf a sprayed outline of the size of our ship, yet to be built. We looking for builders, handy people who have skills to assist with building our "Pirate Ship" for our Junior people. - If you think you can assist, please contact Karen Patterson. We would like to hold a working bee once we have all our timber sorted.

Fundraising - Kutu Kombs Does your child have kutu living on their head? Or would you like to prevent these little insects from finding a new home? Kutu Kombs is a local initiative which is delivering natural headlice solutions.

The Kutu Komb is the bestselling kutu AND egg removal comb. Micro-grooved teeth allows for better removal of even the tiniest kutu. It is perfect for head checks. We have also developed a natural solid shampoo is loaded with Neem Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and essential oils of Citronella, Tea Tree, Lavender and Thyme. All of these oils actively deter or kill kutu while the castor oil soothes the scalp. Our solid shampoo can be used as a preventative and is made right here in Inglewood by Be Natural Soap.

Check out our products on facebook – Kutu Kombs. To order, email on, or text message 0211791242. We will deliver around Inglewood or meet you at school with the product and an invoice which can be paid on receipt.

Kutu Kombo $28. Kutu Komb $18. Shampoo Soap $12. For very ten kombos sold, we will donate one to the school. Sarah Lucas and Crystal Hilton

Pink Shirt Day 2018

Will you join the movement on Friday, 18 May 2018 to stop bullying and spread kindness?

We're asking Inglewood Primary whanau to Speak Up and Stand Together to Stop Bullying by celebrating Pink Shirt Day!

Come to school in your pinkest outfit and be prepared to perform at least one random act of kindness. Students will be participating in compliment and kindness activities in class.

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

In New Zealand, Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.

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

Friday 18 May

Pita Pit Lunch

Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday 23 May

Board of Trustees hui 1830 in the Staffroom

Thursday 31 May

School & Sibling PhotoLife Photos

Friday 1 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Frankley School

Monday 4 June

Queens Birthday Weekend - School Closed

Thursday 7 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 8 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Tuesday 19 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Mangorei School

Vision & Hearing Testing

Wednesday 20 June

Photoboard Competition Boards Due

Tuesday 26 June

Photoboard Competition Prizegiving

Thursday 28 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 29 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3

Community News

Fundraiser with Sweet Cheeks Leggings: Friday May 18th 7-9pm at Karo Park Clubrooms. Supper provided. The bar will be open for all 18yrs+. Run by the Inglewood Womens Football Team.

St Mary’s Diocesan School in Stratford is looking for families who would be interested in sharing their home with an international student for 4 weeks this August 2018.

We have students coming from a Dongguan school in China who would like to home stay with a family to experience the Kiwi lifestyle. We do provide you with payment and there are school buses which run daily to and from New Plymouth and Hawera. You do not need to have daughters currently at St Mary’s Diocesan.

Do you have a spare bedroom and think you might enjoy hosting an ‘international daughter’? It is a wonderful opportunity and you may even gain a life-long extended family member. If you would like to talk about this as a possibility for your family please either phone the Homestay Coordinator, Mrs Lesley Sutherland on 027 316 0595 or St Mary’s School office on 06 765 5333.