Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 22 - 30 September 2022

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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

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

Kōhanga Moa ata whiwhia, Kōhanga Moa ata rawea, Kōhanga Moa atakura

Haumi e huimi e taiki e

We are so blessed...

to have had such an awesome last week of term. Our tamariki continue to shine each and every day. We are excited with the progress, no matter how small ALL have made. We are excited see see the return of learning opportunities to mix and compete with other schools within, sporting and cultural areas happening once again.

We are mindful we have all been in our 'kura bubbles' for nearly two years now and in some way, it does seem strange to be able to participate within our Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa opportunities and wider.

Our AMAZING staff continue to get up everyday to come to our kura to make a difference for your tamariki. I wish to thank them ALL publically for being 'ordinary people who are achieving extraordinary things" over the past three terms. - Ka rawe koutou.

Term 4 is a 9 week term, which feels a bit scary as we still have all the "normal" term 4 events to cover. I know we will get there, as a team we are united and strong.

W10 Events include...

Taranaki X Country

Lots of top 20 finishers! But a massive to Sam Knight who came in 2nd for the 13 year old boys.

Top finishers

Scarlet Rose 15th 9 year girls

Lucy Williams 18th 10 year girls

Mia Burgess 10th 12 year girls

Hannah Williams 11th 12 year girls

Kaitlin Tee 17th 12 year girls

Tony Huta 10th 13 year boys

Lara Antill 15th 13 year girls

Sparky the One Legged Kiwi - hit the news

Year 5 & 6 Basketball Champs

Congratulations to the year 5/6 Inglewood Mighty Moa Basketball team for winning Gold in the section 1 final tonight.

Massive Effort! Thank you all adults who have supported and coach the team.

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EPro8 Challenge at IPS

This week a group of eager students came together to compete in an internal Science and engineering challenge called EPro8.

This entailed reading a set of challenges that they could pick and spending two hours working together, problem solving, working out measurements and constructing scarecrows and concrete mixers. Every moment was filled with focus and determination to succeed.

The students had to create a scarecrow with hinged arms or a concrete truck with a rotating mixer on its back.

The groups were competing for the prized spot of entering the Interschool challenge on November 2nd at Devon Intermediate.

Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa Kapa haka Festival

Today we participated in the second Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa Kapa haka Festival. Each kura represented with waiata, poi and haka.

Whaea Donna and Whaea Mel who have been working together with Mr Reade and tamariki to prepare for today's performance which was AMAZING.

It was beautiful to see all kura coming together for the finale section as Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa

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IPS REACH Talent Show

Our last two days have also included a wonderful; Talent Show, hosted by our REACH Reps. We have had entries of solo singers, dancers, groups and including a staff dance. Today we have more items from our Tamariki and also Staff. We will add pictures later.

Run Revolution

Year 7&8's have been lucky for the last few weeks to have Hayden from Run Revolution in to engage and excite our intermediate students in running.

Today was the last run with students choosing to participate in the 3km or 5km events as they complete the programme.
Thanks Hayden for choosing IPS as part of your Pilot Programme, we have absolutely loved it and highly recommend it.

Term 4 Look ahead

  • Nine week term

  • W1

    • Road Patrol Training (Wk 2 - 28th Oct)

  • W4 -

    • IPS Athletics Day

  • Week 7 Fri 2 Dec - Dinner Dance

  • Week 7 Reports Home

  • Week 8 Final Assemblies: -

    • Wednesday 7 Dec Thank you to parent helper kai - 1100 - ,

    • Wed 7 Dec - Y3-8 Service Assembly 12-1:30 -

    • Wed - Panitahi Final Assembly 3 - 4pm

    • Thurs - Y3 - 8 Final Assembly 6-8pm

    • Friday 9 Dec - REACH Celebration

  • Week 9 = M, T, Wed - Big Day Out Events ,

    • Thursday last day with tamariki -

If you are leaving us...

We are in the process of organizing our 2023 year ahead. If you know your family are moving or leaving us, could you please let us know as soon as possible. This doesn't include Y8s of course.

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

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 10

School Roll

Our current school roll is 39. Welcome to Tane Quigley who has joined us at IPS.
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Happy Birthday to Ella Gillett, Emily Munro, Madison Cairns, Osten Piddington, Kayden Robertson, Ella Pittwood, Hazel Hussey, Thea Daly, Gideon Kingi, Lilly Wooller, Abigail Whitmore, Kaitlyn Henderson, Lakin Bailey, Nova Davies, Sophie Jones, Alivia Martin, Mason Lehndorf, Isabella Macilquham, Zaden Miru, Molly Healey, Lydia-Rose Battersby, Olivia Benseman, Coby Lund and Jax Wright who are celebrating their birthdays this week and over the holiday break.

Spring Cleaning

It’s time!!!! Can all uniform that has been issued over our winter sports season is to be returned to school.

Singlets, tees, netball dresses, jackets, rugby tops can be dropped off to Puke Haupapa White in exchange for a little thank you for bringing it in promptly!

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It’s Calendar Art time again!

The student’s have been busy creating art work that can be made into affordable Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Mats and Sketch Pads.

Each product is made from your own child’s art.

These make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends and are perfect for posting overseas.

Follow these instructions to place your order online:

1/. Go to

2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1561

3/. Enter your child’s room & name when prompted

The order is open from Friday 23 September until Thursday 27 October.

Payment can be made over the website via credit card or account2account.

If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Community Notices

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Private swim school lessons at Inglewood Primary School Pool

Tuesday afternoons, warm covered pool.

Small groups, qualified instructors.

Book now via email or our Facebook page for all ages and abilities.

Lessons including Aquatots and Squads Also offered at Stratford

Contact Aimee

027 283 1733

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Term 4 Calendar of Events (Please note these may change on a regular basis)

Friday 30 September

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Kahu Ako Kapa Haka Festival

Last day of Term 3

Monday 17 October

First day of Term 4

Wednesday 19 October

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Thursday 20 October

IHS Volleyball Tournament

Friday 21 October

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Monday 24 October

Labour Day - School Closed

Tuesday 25 October

Hearing & Vision Testing

Wednesday 26 October

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Thursday 27 October

Volleyball Championship Year 7 & 8

Friday 28 October

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Wednesday 2 November

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 4 November

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Monday 7 November

IPS Athletics Day

Wednesday 9 November

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 11 November

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Monday 14 November

IPS Athletics Postponement Day

Tuesday 15 November

Kahui Ako Athletics/Tabloids Day

Wednesday 16 November

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Thursday 17 November

Year 8 2nd HPV Immunisations

Friday 18 November

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Monday 21 November

Vision & Hearing Catch Up for Juniors

Wednesday 23 November

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Beach Education - Year 3 & 4

Thursday 24 November

Beach Education - Year 5 & 6

Friday 25 November

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Beach Education - Year 7 & 8

Wednesday 30 November

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 2 December

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Year 5-8 Tough Kid Challenge

Year 8 Dinner Dance

Wednesday 7 December

Thank You Morning Tea - 11am

Service Assembly - 12pm

Year 0-2 Final Assembly - 2pm

Thursday 8 December

Year 3-8 Final Assembly - 6pm

Friday 9 December

REACH Celebration

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 December

Big Day Out Week

Thursday 15 December

Last Day of Term 4 School Finishes at 12pm

2022 School Term Dates

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day

Thursday 15 December - Last Day of School

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.