Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 04 - March 12 2020

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

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend last weekend, I certainly got time to complete some jobs around home with a bit of exercise.

Our Staff on Friday attended our Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa Mini Conference, where over 160 staff from centres and schools within Inglewood got together to discuss teaching, learning and wellbeing.

Here are a few snippets from attendees

I felt that this year''s conference was more smooth, probably because we had done it before and people were a little more familiar with the logistics. Rumatiki was an awesome way to finish the day. He brought people together in a special way.

Effects of trauma on cognitive function - my understanding of this increased. Reinforced the need to demonstrate and teach empathy, too.

Assessment Capable Learners - apart from learning more about how to help our students become agentic, the strategies that Jo modelled for us (as learners) were really interesting, and I'm looking forward to using these in my own teaching practice to promote metacognitive skills.

Pilates was awesome. A very nice vibe all day. Lunches were lovely.

A great day, well run and organised. The programme provided all the necessary information to make decisions about workshops. Thank you to Inglewood Primary for a delicious lunch.

Office Administrators - catch up was well worthwhile. Lots of different topics to talk about. Would be great to do this more often. Thanks for the opportunity.

Marcelle's kapa haka was wonderful as always. Her positivity is uplifting.

REACH Celebration 2020

Today we celebrated 16 years of REACH in action here at IPS. Many thanks to Whaea Mel and the team for the organisation. We had lots of fun. Many thanks to all students who assisted in the running of the activities.

Congratulations to all students who applied to be REACH Reps. Whaea Mel and Ms Banks were overwhelmed with the number of enthusiastic students.

Congratulations to the following students who are the 2020 REACH Reps.

Year 8 - Sienna Dobson, Hunter Benseman, Maddison Tubby, Charlie Wade, Anahera Martin, Matthew Tee, Isabelle Pepperell, Blake White, Ayla Gyde

Year 7 - Malia Walker, Caoimhe Leslie-Ellis, Rebecca Stiglmayer, Mya Theobald, Katie West

Year 6 - Taytum Gyde, Lara Antill, McKenzie Zame, Kahnya Kingi

Year 5 - Connor Catlin-Maybury, Hannah Williams, Euan Eveleigh, Beibhinn Leslie-Ellis

Year 4 - Annabelle Edwards, Bryson Gyde, Tayla Zame, Eleecia Young

Working Bee - Saturday 14 March 0800

We need a few people to assist with clearing out our large shed and containers tomorrow morning. If you are able to help for an hour, we would love to see you.

School Goal - Term 1 Week 6 - 9

Wk 5 - 9 REACH Goal: Demonstrate Respect in all areas. Showing our manners.

Te Reo: Whakapaa Te whakaute i nga waahi katoa. Ko te whakaatu i o maatau ritenga

Happy Birthday

to Lochlan Cross, Christian Bond, Natalia Sands, Bella Lane, Emilee Petherick, Addison Hannam, Korban Peterson, Lucy Williams, Brayden Lund, Evie Morrison-Fonoti, Mitchell Radcliffe, Adam Roscoe, Rishaan Chetty and Kurtis DeBruyn who have celebrated their birthdays over the last two weeks.

Current IPS School Roll - 376 students

We would like to welcome Jaxon Smith, Cooper Marshall-Smith, Ruby Marshall-Smith, Lochlan Cross, Zayden O'Keeffe, Jahvarn Martin and Christian Bond who have joined us at Inglewood Primary School.

Scholastic Book Club

Orders for Scholastic Book Club Issue 2 are due back to the school office by Monday 23 March please.


Te Awhi Taonga would love any good quality 2nd hand educational toys, wooden puzzles, gardening tool,s empty containers or newspaper that you no longer need. Thank you

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 6

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 7

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IPS Swimming Sports - Monday 16 March 2020

Come along and support your kids swimming on Monday. We have age group races from 8 -12 year olds. (For those 8 year olds who are competing and can swim a length).

Postponement Day is Monday 23 March

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Wednesday 25 March 2020

A reminder the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is four weeks away. It is not too late to register. Please click on this link to register.

MuisiqHub Lessons

Would your child like to learn the keyboard? You can enrol them in a small group lesson which takes place during school hours. Qualified MusiqHub tutor, Jennifer Wall (BA, Dip Ed) has vacancies. Lessons are weekly, 30 minutes duration and cost $17 per session. For further detail or to enrol, contact Jennifer on 027 227 4885 or .

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - Food Together Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Boxes

Purchase a $25 Fundraiser Box which consists of 9-12 varieties of fresh seasonal produce. All locally sourced, supporting our local community, offering the best produce at great value with a bonus of $5 per box being donated to our school.

Place your order by midday Tuesday’s for Thursday’s collection from school.

Get involved and help our school out.

We need a minimum of 10 orders a week to make this happen and continue its success throughout the year.

Head to and get familiar with the website.

Keep an eye out on our school facebook page for when our School Fundraiser option has been made live on their website.

Orders need to be placed by midday Tuesday the 3rd of March for our first pick up date of Thursday the 5th of March.

Pick up from Pouakai Turner in the School Hall.

Thank you for your support.

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

Thursday 12 March

Pita Pit Lunch Orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 13 March

REACH Relaunch

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 16 March

School Swimming Sports - Year 5-8 at the Inglewood Town Pools

Wednesday 18 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Monday 23 March

School Swimming Sports - Year 5-8 Postponement Day

Wednesday 25 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Weetbix Tryathlon - New Plymouth

Wednesday 25-Friday 27 March

Waiongana iti School Camp

Wednesday 31 March - Friday 3 April

Intermediate School Camp - Te Wera

Tuesday 7 April

Town v Country Swimming - Stratford Pools

Wednesday 8 April

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Thursday 9 April

Last Day of Term 1

Monday 28 April

First Day of Term 2

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

Inglewood AFC Junior & Youth Football Registrations

Inglewood AFC Junior & Youth football registrations needing to be done as soon as possible and it isn't too late. email for more information and a registration form.

Calling all scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians – we need your help!

Some of our students will be taking part in the Wonder Project Rocket Challenge in Term 2. It’s an amazing programme designed to get young Kiwis excited about STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths. The programme pairs STEM professionals with teachers to deliver the learning and we need more volunteers to help our kids design, build and launch water rockets!

Keen to help? It only requires 1 hour a week for 6–8 weeks during Term 2. The Wonder Project team provides all training and resources, including a rocket kit, a rocket launcher and all the learning modules.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to guide young people on the Rocket Challenge. We are looking for passionate and committed professionals working in STEM fields who want to make a real difference – and inspire wonder in the minds of young people in their community.

Register online at

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Single mattress and base (suitable for a child). Comes with a mattress protector and 1 set of sheets. Phone Mia 0273445724 or see Mia in the school office.
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