Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 13 -- 16 May 2019

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


Tangata akona ki te kāinga, tūngia kit e marae, tau ana

A person who is taught at home will stand with confidence in the community

Kia ora whanau and caregivers

A exciting week of success, achievement and community spirit this week.


Mega Auction

A huge thank you and round of applause for all those who supported the fabulous Auction. The staff, students, businesses who donated items, parents who worked before and during the auction and of course those fortunate to attend. Without everyone working and supporting this would not have been so wonderful. What a great school community we have! Some incredible bargains were had. Where else could you get a scooter, helmet, $50 voucher, jumping sack set and a train set all for $78 or an organised kids slumber party for $40!!!!!

A great night was had by all with our hilarious Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Grant Kenny, as auctioneer. Over $3000 dollars was raised (before costs). Well done to all and again, thank you.

Chocolates: All chocolate money is to be returned to school urgently.

Healthy & Plastic Free Lunch Box

We welcome guest contributor Simone Hayward with some great nutritious ideas for lunch boxes. Over the coming weeks, she will share some fabulous ideas and recipes with a regular piece.

Check out her Facebook page: Or visit her website for catering menus: Thank you Simone.

Lunch box tips:

* Home baking - reduces sugar, additives, preservatives

* Raw vegetables - carrot sticks and a hummus are delicious and cheap

* A thermos with a homemade soup or leftovers are great for lunches

Sports News

Congratulations: It has been a busy few weeks for Kaitlyn Antill on the sporting front. Earlier this month Kaitlyn was first in the 12 and Under girls section of the Peter Catley Memorial Cross Country, beating home a large field of runners. Younger sister Lara also did very well finishing 6th. The sisters were joined by Pippa Sutton to participate in the Urenui Run Amuck. Lara and Pippa did great in the girls 3.2km event while Kaitlyn was first in the open female event over 5km. Well done Kaitlyn, fantastic performance.

Student Leadership Voice

Our REACH Reps are working closing with the staff REACH Action team to develop new actions, activities and initiatives in and around the school. Below are the wonderful leaders coming up with ideas and actions.

Y5 & 6 Sports Exchange

Last week we hosted St John Bosco. We won the football and B netball convincingly, while narrowly being beaten in the rugby and A Netball. Thanks to all supporters and players.

Our next exchange is May 31 at Merrilands. We need more transport so please speak with Mrs Boyd if you're able to help out on this day.

Also coming up is our cluster Rippa comp- Wednesday 22 May, and we are hoping to put together a couple of teams for the Queens Birthday 7 A Side rugby comp, held at Sanders Park. This is for Year 5-8 students. If your child is keen to play please get them to speak with Mr Kershaw, as teams need to be registered early next week.

help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.


Week 3-4

Remembering to use our manners at all times.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Blake White - For being so intrinsically helpful and kind. Blake is always on the lookout for someone who needs some assistance. What an amazing contributor to our Puke Haupapa Team Blake.

Our school roll is currently 343.

This week we welcomed Rosalie Cross and James Cross to Inglewood Primary.

Happy Birthday

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

IPS School App

We are delighted to share that we now have a school app for events and important information to be shared. Please have a look through the flyer and watch the video tutorial to get an idea of how to download and use the app.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 2pm in the School Staffroom.

Upcoming Board of Trustee Elections

Nominations are invited for 5 parent representatives on the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters next week. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll will be open for inspection at the school from next Wednesday and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates' names as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.

Debbie Carter

Returning Officer

Considered being a BOT member?


Come along to the MusiqHub ‘Have A Go!’ Day at Inglewood Primary School.

This is a great opportunity to find out about keyboard, ukulele and flute lessons at your school, meet the teacher, try the instruments and discuss the details of the MusiqHub program on offer at Inglewood Primary School.

When? Friday, 24th May

Where? Inglewood Primary School Hall

Time? 8am – 9am

WHAT? Try keyboard, ukulele or flute

I look forward to seeing you!

Flyers with details about lessons etc. will be available from the hall for those unable to stay.

If you have any questions regarding music lessons for your child, please contact Jennifer on 027 227 4885, or via our website

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

Thursday 16 May

Anderson Pie orders to be collected by 3pm

Pita Pit lunch orders to the school office by 3pm

Friday 17 May

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 20 May

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 22 May

BOT Meeting - Staffroom 6.45pm

Rippa Rugby Cluster - TET Stadium

Thursday 23 May

Rippa Rugby Cluster - PPD

Friday 24 May

Have a go music session - 8am in the school hall

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May

Intermediate Team Camp - Tui Ridge Rotorua

Friday 31 May

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Merrilands School- 12.30 start.

Monday 3 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Tuesday 4 June

Vision & Hearing

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 5 June

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Wednesday 5 June

ParentLink Meeting - Staffroom 2pm

Thursday 6 June

Year 5 and 6 exchange vs Mangorei School, at IPS 12.30 start.

Thursday 13 June

Pita Pit lunch order forms due at the office by 3pm.

Friday 14 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 17 June

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Friday 21 June

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Away to St Josephs New Plymouth

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019

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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

IPS Clothing

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

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