Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 07 - April 16 2021

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

So excited

As we know it is not easy being five sometimes and we would like to share that this guy is so excited as he shares with us how he writes his name. - Well done Charles
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Introducing Matua Shane

Tena koutou katoa,

Ko Matua Shane Reade taku ingoa.

You may have heard of a Matua Shane at school from your child, or seen me about the school. This introduction is so you know exactly what my role here at Inglewood Primary School is and what experience and qualifications I have to do the work of Pastoral Support Worker.

This role has been enabled through Urgent Response Funding from the Ministry of Education following Covid-19 Lockdown 2020. The purpose of the funding is ‘to make a difference to attendance and re-engagement in learning for children and young people.’ I am a qualified primary school trained teacher with many years of teaching experience behind me. I am married with adult children and a grandfather.

I spend two days a week at Inglewood Primary School, in a Pastoral Support Worker role. The purpose of the Pastoral Support Worker (PSW) role is to support the wellbeing of children in the school in accordance with the Ministry of Education's purpose. I will be a person our tamariki can connect with on an informal one-off or regular basis.

Nga mihi Matua Shane.

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ANZAC Day Sunday 25 April Dawn Parade

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Could all students who are interested in representing Inglewood Primary at the Dawn Parade on Sunday 25 April Inglewood Dawn Service, please meet Mrs Alice Smith outside Hammer Hardware at 5:45am. Mrs Smith will be there with Inglewood Jacket for you to wear. Mrs Smith will have a wreath for a couple of students she selects to lay at the cenotaph Sadly I will not be here for the service, so many, many thanks to Mrs Smith for doing this.

Lest we forget

Reminder Friday last day of Term 1

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See you all Monday 3 May 2021

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School Lunches - Great News

We are pleased to inform you that the Government has agreed to continue funding the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches programme until the end of 2023.

This is good news for students, whānau and schools and provides further certainty for families. This funding means the Ka Ora, Ka Ako can continue to support our most disadvantaged students for a further two years. There are no plans to expand the programme to additional schools and kura.

We now need to work through what this means for the programme and take a closer look at the specific implications for schools, kura and suppliers currently implementing Ka Ora, Ka Ako.

Extending Ka Ora, Ka Ako provides an important opportunity to look at how we can further refine our approach and take on board what we have learnt so far about what works well and what we could improve on. We also want to look at how we can give schools, kura, whānau and suppliers the opportunity to share their views and provide further feedback to inform how we improve the programme over the next two years.

Existing contracts until the end of 2021 will be honoured.

The Ministry will be in touch with further information by the end of May around how to provide feedback.

We really appreciate being involved with this project and are thankful to hear it is continuing.

We are hoping to change our contractor for the compostable waste to a company who has compost bins.

We give our pigs the food waste as appropriate. Due to absences we sometimes have leftover whole meals, these are offered up to our community. If you would like to be on the list of recipients, please let the office know.

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Term 2 important Reporting Dates

Just letting you know that Learning Partnership Interviews are Wednesday 30 Jun 3:15 - 5:15 and then again Thursday 1 July 1230pm - 7:45pm.

On Thursday 1 July we would appreciate those of you who can to have your children picked up at 1200 noon, so teachers can be released for interviews. For those parents who cannot arrange this, we have the capacity to have some children supervised until 3pm. Please let the office.

Happy Birthday

to Marlin Kendall, Elias Eveleigh, Bentley Burkhart, Reid Dalliston, Majesty Hemi, Vicina Miru, Alistair Engelbrecht, Zane Baird, Wairua Te Whana, Natalie Doherty, Scarlett Rose, Lilly Keoghan La-Rue, Madison Piddingtgon, Arlo Sanford, Charlotte Sandford, Regyn Adams-Wilson, Shardae Morrell, Kassie Flowers, Skyla Daymond, Xavier Rawiri-Gear, Neko Hovell, Lincoln Lawrence, Olivia Peach, Ngamuka Campbell, Keyarah-Lee Byles and Mason Hosking who have either celebrated their birthdays over the last two weeks or are celebrating in the upcoming holiday break.

Current IPS School Roll - 385 Students

Welcome to Paige Pearse-Otene, Jonas Potter, Jovie Potter and Natalie Dohertgy who have started with us this week at IPS.

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 10

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 11

ParentLink News

Ag big thank you from the Parentlink Team to everyone in our school community and the wider Inglewood community who supported our Gala on the 20th March. We are pleased to report that we made an amazing profit of $8225 which will be put to good use in projects around the school.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th May at 7pm and we would love to have some new members. Anyone interested in attending please text Kirsty on 021 404 430.

Have a safe and happy holidays.

Brass & Guitar Music Lessons - After School Starting Term 2

This year we have applied for hours for classical guitar and brass lessons. Should your child be interested in attending these free ‘half hour lessons’ to be held after school, please contact the office to enrol. Students will be grouped in ability/age groups. Lessons will be for a 30 week period (excluding school holidays) and will be held in our school hall. For ages from: 8yrs – 13yrs. All students will require their own instrument to enable practice at home etc. While the 1/2hr lessons are ‘free’, there will be a charge of $5 to cover the cost of photocopying etc. If you would like to enrol, please email

Lessons will start Thursday 6 May.

Important Information About Use of Cheques at TSB

The TSB are moving away from using cheques. By the 25th of June 2021 the TSB will stop accepting cheques, which means we will no longer be able to deposit a cheque into our TSB account.

Please note, from the 1st of April Inglewood Primary School will no longer accept any cheques at the school office. We still offer Direct Debit, Cash and Eftpos for your inconvenience.

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

Friday 16 April

Last day of Term 1

Monday 3 May

First day of Term 2

Friday 7 May

PCT Blue Light Challenge - Year 7 & 8

Monday 17 May

School Photo Day

Monday 7 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Tuesday 8 May

Kahui Ako - 7's Football Tournament Year 5-8

Thursday 10 June

Kahui Ako Rippa Rugby Tournament - Year 5 -8

Friday 25 June

Mid Year Reports Home

Wednesday 30 June

Interviews 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Thursday 1 July

Interviews 1230 - 7:45pm

Friday 9 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 19 July

First Day of Term 3

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 Notices

Soccer Boots: Size 4 red soccer boots to give away. Please phone 0272072066
Child Minding - Available for before and after school child minding 2 or 3 times a week. Phone Karen Klemra 7537167 or 0274986223.
TSB Showplace: 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted is a circus-stunt comedy show that kids of all ages will enjoy. Expect lots of laugh out loud stupidity and bonkers fun as they perform impressive acrobatics and spectacular circus tricks. It's during the April school holidays and tickets start from $15. Tuesday 27 April 10am and 1pm.
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Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula