Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 02 - February 13 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 have had a fabulous week this week. There are so many exciting and rich learning opportunities planned and already underway across the school. Keep an eye out for Team News Letters for information relevant to your child/children.

Powhiri T1 2020

Yesterday we held our first Powhiri for the year. We are truly grateful for Matua Moni and Whaea Marcelle for their ongoing support and guidance with developing our own strength and baility to take part in this process. We are all learners each and every day and it was fantastic to see our Anahera Martin assist me with our Kāranag, Mr Michael Bucksmith with his korero on the pae pae. For our Manuhiri coming in (new staff, parents and students as well as our two Learning Support Coordinators for our Kāhjui Ako o Kōhanga Moa; Kate Fergusson and Lynda Sammon, we heard from not only Matua Moni on the pae pae , but also Mr Rob Wheatley and Matua Shane Reade. It was such a lovely powhiri all coming together as now, one school family.

Celebrating with staff and their whanau this morning for breakfast

This morning we we blessed to have breakfast with staff and their families this morning. We are grateful to have such a wonderful team here at IPS.

Also Happy birthday Tracy White.

Have a fabulous day ahead.

Newsletter is going to be fortnightly.

Our Newsletters will go out fortnight from now on. Next Newsletter will be Thursday 27 February.

Students of the week will be celebrated in the fortnightly newsletters.

Teams are using Seesaw to communicate and also they have been granted access to our Facebook Page where they will place photos of learning opportunities around the school.

School Goal - Term 1 Week 4-5

Welcoming people with a smile and kind words.

Happy Birthday

to Nathan Battersby, Lucas Tudor, Jayde McLeman, Kurtis Nagel, Katelyn Polglase, Lusiana Nakuta, Sam Walker, Ella Hill, Dallas Baker, Alexander Clancy, Sakura Engelbrecht and Vanessa Wellstood who are celebrating their birthdays this week.

Current IPS School Roll - 367 Students

2020 Stationery

All stationery is available to be purchased from the school office.

Scholastic Book Club

Issue 1 orders are due back to the school office by Friday 14 February.


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 3

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AmeriCARna Cake Stall - Thursday 20 February

Keep your eyes out for a paper plate in your youngest or only bag this Friday.

We request yummy savoury or sweet baked treats from each family to sell at our Cake Stall at the AmeriCARna festival.

Due to the weather we ask for no cream for health & safety reasons and be mindful of icing and melting.

We also insist on NO supermarket commercial/branded packaged items - get your inner Nigella bake on or get the kids in the kitchen!

Please bring them into Pouakai Turner (in the Hall) on the morning of Thursday the 20th.

Look forward to seeing your best Baking!

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

Monday 17 February

Whole School Assembly - 11am

Wednesday 19 February

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Thursday 20 February

Pita Pit Lunch Orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 21 February

Pita Pit Lunch

Wednesday 26 February

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom 6.45pm

Monday 2 March

Whole School Assembly - 11am

Wednesday 4 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

Monday 9 March

Taranaki Anniversary Day - School Closed

Wednesday 11 March

Year 7 & 8 Technology at the High School

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
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