Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 9 5 April 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


“Me whakāro rangatira”. In essence this translates to, “Think like a leader.

Bell Building Y7&8 Student of the Week

Phoenix Petersen

For rising up to be a responsible, respected and trusted leader.


Week 9 -11

Completing all tasks at the right time for the right reason

Te whakaoti i nga mahi katoa i te wa tika mo te take tika

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

We hope you enjoyed your Easter break and managed the daylight saving change over ok. We certainly cannot complain about the weather at the moment.

We wish all our NZ Representatives at the Commonwealth Games all the very best for the games.

REACH Relaunch

Today we celebrated 14 years of REACH at Inglewood Primary. We learnt about the history of our REACH programme over the past 14 years here at IPS, teams shared various skits around each of our REACH letters, sung songs and went outside to a celebration of bubbles and dancing. Thank you also to our fabulous Parent Link Team who served coffee and Tim Tam before our Assembly.

Intermediate / Senior Camp Thank You

The Senior and Intermediate Teams would like to extend an enormous and heartfelt thank you to the following sponsors of our recent camps to Creeklands and Te Wera.

  • Kevin Taylor (Fonterra) - for supplying milk, yoghurt, cheese slices and ice blocks.

  • Steph Lye at Maple Park Orchard - for supplying both camps with 2 boxes of the freshest and yummiest apples on earth.

  • Goble Contracting for their $150 donation.

  • Pearse Farm Ltd (Brian and Debbie Pearse) for their $150 donation.

  • Pak n Save for their discounted chicken drumsticks.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the amazing parent camp helpers who took time out of their busy lives to make our camps the huge success that they were.

Happy Birthday

to Zayne O'Carroll, Ava Lee, Monty Mason, Roche Broadmore, Kelsen Flowers, Sam Farquhar and Reid Dalliston who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 306.

This week we welcome Mana Humphrey Burrows to Inglewood Primary School.

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. Please note students are not permitted to travel on the bus from Inglewood Primary to Inglewood High School and then get off the bus to walk home or be collected from a parent at the High School.

Sports Information

Town v Country Swimming: The annual event is being held this Friday 6 April at the Stratford Town Pool. The first race is scheduled for 11.15am. All students will be expected to be at school in the morning, we will depart by cars at 10.15am. All students who have paid the transport fee will be credited to their accounts.

Netball: This year Inglewood Primary School Netball will continue to be a part of the Inglewood Satellite. To ensure there are enough teams to continue this competition there may be a need for some 'country' students to join our Inglewood Primary School teams.

This Sunday there is a muster for all year 1-6 netball players at the Trimble courts here in Inglewood (opposite the Town Pool) beginning at 10am to 12noon. It is important that all parents/ caregivers that would like to assist in coaching are present at this session.

Year 5/6 Interschool Competition: This competition kicks off early term 2 and we would love anyone who is able to help coach our teams offer their services. We'll have a netball, football and rugby team. The team have organised practice sessions on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm.

If you are to help out with coaching these teams please email the Year 5/6 team leader.

Sports Uniforms: Please check at home for any sports uniforms, especially netball skirts, dresses and touch singlets. We need these returned urgently.

Hockey: We're putting feelers out to see if we can get enough players for teams in Year 1/2, Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 this year. All games will begin Monday Week 1 Term 2 30 April and finish the end of August and will be played at the Stratford Turf. If your child is keen to play, please collect a permission form from the school office.

The Great Kiwi Competitions

The Great Kiwi English, Maths and Science competitions are available for our interested students to enter this year. The competitions are run by the University of Canterbury, and are based on the NZ curriculum. The online competition will be run in the last 3 weeks of term 2. All participating students will be awarded a certificate and prizes will be awarded to high achieving students in each year group. The cost is $8.50 per competition. Entry forms are available from the school office and will need to be returned along with the fee to the office by Friday April 13. Please contact Mr Kershaw at school for further information.

Community News

Clever Kids Education Centre is Open for Business! Clever Kids Education Centre has just moved to their new office at 155 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. We provide tutoring for students Year 1 to 13, regardless of their abilities. We offer a variety of subjects, including reading, writing, maths, and ESOL. We only hire experienced teachers so that your child gets quality, one-on-one tutoring. Call us today at 027 229 4483 or email us at Give your kids the best!

Drama Classes: Fun, confidence building, improvisation, dance, movement, mask making and so much more. Held at the Inglewood Town Hall. All enquiries to Emma 021 2422 314 or

TARANAKI DRAMA LAB —where the magic happens !

Years 1-4 - Tuesday - 3.45—4.45pm $65 per term

Years 5 + 6 - Weds - 3.30—5pm $75 per term

Years 7 + 8 - Weds - 5.15—6.45pm $75 per term

Years 9 + 10 Friday - 3.30 - 5 pm $75 per term

Years 11 + Friday - 5.15 - 7pm $80 per term

Big Bounce Trampoline: 14ft trampoline with net, mats and ladder. New at Christmas, up 1 month en blown over in storm. Some poles bent - to replace the poles $150. Retails for $649 new. Asking $200. Phone 02108749167.

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

Friday 6 April

Town v Country Swimming at Stratford Pools

Wednesday 11 April

Cluster Rippa Rugby Y5, 6, 7 & 8

TET Stadium

Thursday 12 April

Intermediate Team Bike Skills

Friday 13 April

Intermediate Team Bike Skills

Pita Pit Lunch

Last day of Term 1

Monday 30 April

First day of Term 2