Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 33 - 9 November 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

What a fabulous week we have had.

Last Friday evening I was invited by Ms Mabin and the team at Inglewood High School to present the Year 11 Distinction and Diligence Awards at the Senior Prize Giving. Ms Mabin extended the invitation as being a part of the Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa / Inglewood Community of Learning, as a contributing school feeding into Inglewood High School, many of the students being acknowledged were from Inglewood Primary School. Ms Mabin will extend the invitation to other schools within our Kahui Ako in the future.

As I sat on the stage, I was immensely proud of all the achievements of all students who were recognised throughout the evening, especially those from Inglewood Primary.

We acknowledge;

Year 11 Diligence and Distinction Awards

Casey Adlam, Sarah Bolton, Alana Buckthought, Ethan Collins, Joshua Couper, Ethan Dixon, Rhyan Ferry, Rory Gardiner, Jayden Hall, Jennifer Jacobsen, Carla Kennedy, Jesse McCaul, Ella McNiece, Isaac Murray, Sophie Nolly, Kane Old, Siobhan Pauro, Alex Phillips, Abby Rawlinson, Brooklyn Saunders, Janaya Sherman, Casey Sutton, Brody Thomason, Luke Thompson, Mark Waite, Haley Watts, Jennisa Whitmore, Dylan Whittaker, Nathan Zhou.

Year 12 Diligence and Distinction Awards

Natasha Barnard, Nathan Bell, Cameron Clement, Cooper Harland, Gabrielle Kingi, Dylan Lima, Sarah Malmo, Tayla McNab, Jacob Miller, Daniel Minnear, Caitlin O'Sullivan, Jack Phillips, Willa Potts, Gourika Rana, Arianna Stenning, Mackenzie Steward, Foden Taylor - Petersen, Dylan Whittaker.

Year 13 Diligence and Distinction Awards

Troy Chilcott, Jessica Gould, Alyssa Jacobsen, Decoda Lawrence, Zarah McDowell, Courtney Nunes-Vaz, Michael Revell, Aroha Richards, Patrik Roborgh, Bradley Whitmore.

Special Prizes

Year 11 Paul Adams Composition Award for Level 1 Music Siobhan Pauro

Year 11 King Cup for Best Musical Performance Siobhan Pauro

Year 12 Ensor Trophy for the Most Improved Student in Year 12 Digital Technology Arianna Stening

Year 12 Ann Marshall Memorial Cup for Year 12 Hospitality and Food Technology Tayla McNab

Year 12 Gateway Student of the Year Foden Taylor-Petersen

Year 12 Franklyn Cup for Senior Public Speaking Nathan Bell

Year 12 Jocelyn Barriball Cup for the Girls’ Best Sportswoman Caitlin O’Sullivan

Year 13 Ashworth Cup for the Boys’ Best Sportsman Troy Chilcot

Also Head Boy and Head Girl for 2019 were announced and we extend a huge congratulations to Caitlin O'Sullivan and Nathan Bell - both ex IPS students.

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Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to all finalists. Overall winners were:-

Year 0-2 - 1st Bryson Gyde, 2nd Rishaan Chetty, 3rd Tayla Zame

Year 3-4 - 1st Jack Davies, 2nd Isabelle Benseman, 3rd Charlotte Bennett

Year 5-6 - 1st Matthew Tee, 2nd Emily Choi, Noah Dalliston

Year 7-8 - 1st Scarlett Choi, 2nd Verajane Ngapera, 3rd = Alex Watts & Paige Catlin-Maybury

Giant Pumpkin Growing Competition

This week Ken and Anna visited our school from More FM and interviewed some of our students who are involved in the Super Pumpkin Growing Competition. Enjoy our pictures


Week 3-5 - Staying focussed and being respectful.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7 & 8

Clayten Pearse

For his role in everything mountain biking at this school. Your dedication and time spent on our school tracks is appreciated.

Our school roll is currently 337.

Happy Birthday

to Ava Pester, Jonathan Brooking, Isabelle Benseman, Lewis Marriner, Matthew Boyd, Kiera Goodwin and Euan Eveleigh who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Hangi Fundraiser - Kohanga Moa Marae - Sold out

Kohanga Moa Hangi Fundraiser - supported by Te Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa / Inglewood Community of Learning.

Hangi Tickets are now all sold

Saturday 10 November Hangi

Pick up Saturday between 4:30 - 5pm Saturday for meals from Kohanga Moa Marae James Street Inglewood

Thank you all for your support.

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Trophies: Please return all Spelling Bee and End of Year Trophies back to the office as soon as possible.

School Accounts will be sent home with all students last week. Please check your students bag. We appreciate the families who continue to make regular payments on your account. Please ensure all accounts are brought up to date by the end of term.

Absentee Line: When leaving a message it is important for our attendance records that you please leave a reason why your child is away eg; sick, appointment, holiday etc.

Sports Information

Weetbix TRYathlon New Plymouth Tuesday 26 March 2019. Please register online at and nominate Inglewood Primary School. Any queries, please see the school office.

Sporting Achievements: Congratulations Sean O'Sullivan who has been named in the Taranaki Under 14 Cricket team. Well done Sean!

ParentLink News

Christmas Market: We are thrilled to announce the date of our Christmas Market for 2018. We are taking expressions of interest for stallholders now. Please visit our Facebook page for more details.

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Term 4 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 9 November: Inglewood High School Year 8 Orientation Day

Year 6 Orientation Day

Monday 12 November: Hearing & Vision Screening

Tuesday 20 November: Road Patrol Appreciation Day

Junior Athletics Day at IPS

Wednesday 21 November: IPS Athletics Day

Thursday 22 November: IPS Athletics PPD

Friday 23 November: Junior Athletics PPD

Wednesday 28 November: Town v Country Athletics Day

Thursday 29 November: Town v Country Athletics PPD

Friday 30 November: Panatahi Big Day Out

Tuesday 4 December: Senior Team Big Day Out

Thursday 6 December: Pita Pit Lunch Orders due at the office by 11am.

Friday 7 December: Year 8 Dinner Dance Celebration

Wednesday 12 December: REACH 100's Club Celebration Afternoon

Thursday 13 December: Intermediate Big Day Out

Service Awards and Final Assembly details to be advised.

Wednesday 19 December: Last day of Term 4

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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 027287978 or email

IPS Clothing

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