Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 03 - 10 March 2023

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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

REACH Goal: Be kind and caring, show respect to others, ourselves and the environment.

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula, Talitali fiefia

Kia ora Koutou Whānau,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

We have had our Year 7 / 8 students off on camp in Wellington this week. They return today with plenty of stories of fun and games. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the photos that have been released on Facebook.

Last night the NZEI Teachers union announced a strike action day this Thursday 16th March. This is a response to the government's offers to settle both the Principal's and teacher's respective collective agreements. The offers do not meet our expectations, nor make sufficient steps toward the changes we need for our children to succeed. We don’t take strike action lightly, and we know it impacts our community, however, we will join PPTA secondary school teachers, ECE, and Area schools in holding joint action across Aotearoa New Zealand on Thursday, March 16th.

The decision is based on the following:

  • New Zealand children need a quality education system and we want to give that to them.

  • Unfortunately, the funding and resourcing for our schools are not enough for us to give the time we would like to support all of our kids to thrive.

  • We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession.

Today will mark the last day for one of our Senior Leaders, Candice Bailey, who has accepted a position working as a tutor in the Early Childhood Education Training program at WITT - Te Pukenga. Candice has been a highly skilled and valued member of the IPS team for a number of years now and will be greatly missed. On behalf of the team here at IPS, I would like to thank Candice for all of her input and investment in the growth and development of our tamariki as well as our staff. The Senior Leadership made up of Karen Patterson, myself (Phillip Reade) and Michael Bucksmith will continue to support the staff, students, and families as usual.

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Brass - Classes will begin Thursday 16 March at 8am

Guitar - Classes will begin Wednesday 15 March at 3pm

This year we have applied for hours for classical guitar and brass lessons.

Students will be grouped into inability/age groups. 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 $10 to cover the cost of photocopying etc for the year.

Should your child be interested in attending these free ‘half hour lessons’ to be held after school, please contact the office to enrol

School Crossings - Miro & Kelly Streets

We have our lovely Zebra crossing up and running now. Please read the information below to remind ourselves how we use the crossing safely for pedestrians and drivers.

Official information from Waka Kotahi - Road Code

Give way at pedestrian crossings

Pedestrian crossings are intersections where people on foot have priority. If you are riding, you must give way at a pedestrian crossing. Slow down and be ready to stop for any pedestrians on a crossing or waiting to cross. There are a number of different types of pedestrian crossings.

Marked pedestrian (zebra) crossings

At zebra crossings with no traffic island, stop and give way to people walking on any part of the crossing or who are waiting to cross.

Some zebra crossings have a traffic island in the middle. Stop and give way to people walking on your half of the road or who are waiting to cross.

School patrols sometimes manage a zebra crossing. Stop when a sign is held out and wait until it is withdrawn.

Kea crossings (school crossing points)

A kea crossing is a temporary school patrol crossing without a marked pedestrian (zebra) crossing. Stop when the sign is held out and wait until it is withdrawn.

Crossing Blessings Miro & Kelly Street

We welcome you to attend the blessing and official opening of the crossings on Wed, 5th April.

The blessing will be officiated by Pukerangiora Hapū, followed by Mayor Neil Holdom.

Date: Wed, 5th April

Start time: 7 am (please arrive by 6:50 am)

Where: Please gather at the Miro Street crossing, which will be blessed before proceeding to the Kelly St crossing

Finish time: Following the blessings, there will be coffee and kai at Kelly Street. The expected finish time is by 8 am.

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ParentLink Gala Meeting

We would love the following items brought in to the school office for the Gala.

Grocery items for raffles

Brown paper bags

2nd hand books, puzzles and games

Mystery bottles

Bars of chocolate

6 large fridge boxes

Empty wine bottles

Apples (for making toffee apples)

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Scholastic Book Club

Issue 2 for 2023 has been sent home with all students. Please return all forms to the office or order online by Monday 20 March. Thank you

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 5

Students of the Week - Term 1 Week 6

School Roll

Our current school roll is 360. Welcome to Oaklen Putt, Marley Putt and Ashton Putt who have joined us at IPS this year.
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Happy Birthday to Alex Munro, Joshua Eberhardt, Arianah Peri, Jaxon Smith, Maxwell McLeod, Theadorea Voss, Junior Pike, Penelope Pearce, Lucy Williams, Evea-May Bright, Mitchell Radcliffe, Evie Morrison-Fonoti, Emilee Petherick, Addison Hannam, Oscar Howard, Lachlan Cross, Arlo Sandford, Carlin O'Donnell, Brooklyn Parkinson, Carter Gamble, Taimana Warren and Chantelle Taitoko who have celebrated their birthdays over the last two weeks.

Out of Zone Ballot for Term 2 2023

Enrolment at Inglewood School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available on the school website or from the school office.

The board is now inviting applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Inglewood Primary School starting within Term 2 2023.

All applications must be received by 3pm Monday 27 March for Term 2 2023. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Wednesday 29 March 2023. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

The board has determined that 20 places from Year 1-8 are likely to be available for out-of-zone students within Term 2 2023. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the year should notify the school to assist the school to plan appropriately.

The application form for enrolment is available from the school website, or from the school office.

Please note, that if the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the next enrolment period Term 3 2023 will be published June 2023.

Pending Enrolments

If you or you know of anyone, wishing to enrol their child at Inglewood Primary School, please get them to email the Office with the child's name, date of birth, parent's name and contact number, so we can put them on our pre-enrolment list. This is for both IN ZONE and OUT of Zone Enrolments

Term 1 School Lunch Menu for Weeks 7 & 8

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Term 1 Upcoming Events

Monday 13 March

Taranaki Anniversary Day - School Closed

Tuesday 14 March


Wednesday 15 March

IHS Tech Pouakai Suter & Waiongana Iti Boyd

Thursday 16 March

Teachers Strike - School Closed

Friday 17 March

IHS Tech Puke Haupapa White & Tokomaru O'Carroll-Makiri


Monday 20 March

School Assembly 10.30am

Tuesday 21 March


Wednesday 22 March

IHS Tech Pouakai Suter & Waiongana Iti Boyd

Thursday 23 March

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Kahui Ako Town v Country Swimming - Stratford Pools

Friday 24 March

IHS Tech Puke Haupapa White & Tokomaru O'Carroll-Makiri


Saturday 25 March

IPS School Gala

Monday 27 March

School Assembly 10.30am

Tuesday 28 March


Wednesday 29 March

IHS Tech Pouakai Suter & Waiongana Iti Boyd

Thursday 30 March

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 31 March

IHS Tech Puke Haupapa White & Tokomaru O'Carroll-Makiri


Monday 3 April

School Assembly 10.30am

Year 7 & 8 Immunisations

Tuesday 4 April


Wednesday 5 April

Kelly & Miro Streets Crossing Blessing - 6.50am

IHS Tech Pouakai Suter & Waiongana Iti Boyd

Thursday 6 April

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Last Day of Term 1

Monday 24 April

First Day of Term 2 - School Closed Staff Only Day

Tuesday 25 April

School Closed Anzac Day

2023 Dates

Term 1

Monday 30 January - Learning Partnership Day

Tuesday 31 January - Full classes resume

Monday 6 Feb - Waitangi Day

Monday 13 March - Taranaki Anniversary Day

Thursday 6 April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Monday 24 April - First day of Term 2 - School Closed Staff Only Day

Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day

Monday 5 June - King's Birthday

Friday 30 June - Last day of Term 2

Term 3

Monday 17 July - First day of Term 3

Monday 28 August - Spring Break School Closed

Tuesday 29 August - Staff Only Day School Closed

Friday 22 September - Last day of Term 3

Term 4

Monday 9 October - First day of Term 4

Monday 23 October - Labour Day

Last day of Term 4 to be confirmed


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Inglewood Natural Health Centre

Chiropractic care can help the whole family by improving

-Muscle strength


-Range of movement

-Neurological health

-Mental health, reducing stress & anxiety

-Immune responses

-Attention span & energy levels

-Head aches & neck pain

As well as many other health related issues.

We offer free spinal checks and health talks on the importance of good posture and creating

healthy life habits. Having good posture also supports muscles, ligaments and tendons, making

us strong and resilient human beings.

Inglewood Natural Health Centre

94 Rata Street. 02108716528

Or find us on FB under Inglewood Natural Health Centre

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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.