Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 12 - 10 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"

Bell Building Y7&8 Student of the Week

Jack Morgan

For striving hard to complete tasks to a high standard and developing quality time management strategies.

Reach Goal

Weeks 2-3 Welcoming and being inclusive to all.

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

Week two and we have a week of celebration and success to share. The week started off with our Term 2 Powhiri, welcoming our new students, whanau and staff. Members of our Kaphaka group shone in their role throughout the official welcome. Many thanks to Matua Moni Martin for yet again assisting and supporting our Manuhiri.

Our Senior students from Rooms 12 & 13 are loving writing ...

Boom, crack, pow went the medicine. It was like a potion combining with a tornado of colour as it is mixed. Later I turned on the stove and it bubbled, bloomed and popping with joy. It was like it was coming to life, it was flying and sparkling like a star. Patrick's marvellous medicine I call it and as I was mixing it was twiring and it dancing like a ballerina.

Police Competency Test with 20 Intermediates and Mr Sigurdsson

Wonderful result from yesterday's PCT challenge- with all our 5 teams being outstanding and giving their all.

The extensive training paid off from Mr Sigurdsson, with all 5 teams being in the top 11 teams overall. We also had the top 2 fastest qualifying teams.

The team of Pypa Ward, Preston Valentine, Journi Manser, and Mitchell Mace won the event with the fastest overall time out of the final 4 teams. Thank you to Mr Sigurdsson and all the supporting parents who assisted to make the day a success for IPS. A winning total of $300.00 will be very much utilised. Please click on the video above to watch the winning run.

Middle Team Camp

Today, tonight and tomorrow our fabulous Year 3 and 4 team are on camp. Today is packed with exciting learning opportunities off site, tonight the team are back here for tea, movie and sleep over. Tomorrow they have an action, fun filled day based here at school. Many thanks to Mr Birchler, Mrs Boyd and Mrs Simpson for the work behind the scenes organising this and also to other staff and parents assisting to ensure fun is had by all.

A Sustainable Impact

In term one a group of intermediate boys were invited to an in school activity, working with Laine and Erin from Impact taranaki, an organisation helping youth become more involved in environmental issues. Each Thursday at 1:30 Laine and Erin meet us boys and planned our goals for the day and term, we played games like wha and more. We had a plan and we stuck to it.

Our first goal was to do some weeding in the nature trail we were lucky to have a visitor who was a plant expert you could say. He helped us identify native plants and invasive species that harm our native plants. We identified weeds so we could dig them out. We dug out wild ginger, as there is much of it going wild in our nature trail.

Our second goal was to build birdhouses and make bird signs. When visitors are walking through the nature trail there will be signs so they can be informed about the birds that live in the area. Making the bird houses we split off into 2 groups of 4-5 people. Group one made the bird houses and group 2 made the signs.We had one more surprise, when Ash, a Lake Rotokare guardian talked to us about native birds and the impact of predators. She helped us put out some bait tunnels, which enabled us to identify certain predators, like hedgehogs in the area.

It was our last week with Erin and Laine so we had a party to celebrate our achievements, and reflect on the changes we can make.

By Clayten and Cruz

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Best Caretaker Ever

The Hits Radio Station are wanting to thank New Zealand for voting STIHL SHOP as their favourite Gardening Equipment Retailer, STIHL SHOP and The Hits are coming together to give something back to the local community through the Love Your Land, Love Your School campaign. We think our school caretakers do a fantastic job and we want to make life just that little bit easier for them by giving them the best Power Tools available.

Nominate your Caretaker below that you think does an awesome job. Tell us a bit about them and send us in a photo or video to show why they deserve to be treated to this awesome prize! The winning Caretaker will win $10,000 worth of STIHL SHOP Products for their school and a well deserved holiday away for them and another person to somewhere special in New Zealand.

Our caretaker, Mr Harland, is very caring. He always has a smile and is very polite.

We have never seen him get impatient, even when we get our sports equipment stuck on the roof. He will always stop what he is doing to help a student or staff member in need. Mr Harland takes road patrol and never complains when it rains. He says good morning to everyone who passes and waves to people who drive past.

Mr Harland sweeps up the leaves that gather around our bus stop and trims the trees above us to keep it looking tidy. He never stops working but finds time in the day to get everything done. We have an indoor pool which takes a lot of time to maintain but he does so without complaint. Mr Harland supplies us with spare towels and togs when we forget ours. He washes and dries these by himself so they are always clean for the next day. Mr Harland chills the milk and counts out the right amount for each class every day. If they have not been folded properly when the milk containers come back, he folds them himself. Mr Harland washes and folds all of our sports uniforms and pumps up the sports balls when they go flat. If something needs to be fixed or built, Mr Harland does it.

He also does all of the rubbish and recycling at our school. We are so lucky to go to a school with beautiful grounds and buildings. Mr Harland would never complain about having old tools but he would really appreciate new ones. He works rain or shine, all year long to keep our school looking gorgeous. He deserves a holiday away with his wife, Mrs Harland. Please consider our caretaker for your STIHL Shop Best Caretaker competition, he's an absolute legend.

By Room 10

Happy Birthday

to McKenzie Zame, Blake Samways, Lilly Polglase and Eli Hemi who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


Scholastic Book Club order Issue 3 closes at the school office on Tuesday 15 May.

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.

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, 11am court 10 vs SHGC.

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 15th of May 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: 7 a- side cluster football is coming up. This event was open to any student from Year 5-8 and sign ups have ended. This is held at Karo Park, May 17. We have around 60 students involved, and would appreciate any help with being able to manage a team during the day of this event. Please let Mr Kershaw know if you are able to assist.

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.

Cycle Track on the back half of our property. We are working with Nathaniel Benefield from the New Plymouth Council to develop our Bike Track. At the moment there is safety fencing along the back of the school boundary as earth works is happening over in the new sub-division of Hodge park.

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

Car Boot Sale 9 June

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. Saturday 9 June here at IPS 0900 - 1100. $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.

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.

Communication Flow Chart

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

Tuesday 15 May

Interschool Y5/6 v Tikorangi School

Thursday 17 May

Cluster 7 aside Football - Karo Park

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

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.

Life Education Trust Fundraiser: Monday 14 May 6.30pm at the Event Cinema Movies, cost are $20 per person, name of movie FINDING YOUR FEET. Tickets can be purchased from Jean Hastie 751-1114 or 027-339-6579 otherwise Christine Goodin 752-8160 on behalf of the New Plymouth Stroke Support Trust.