Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 14- 24 May 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


“Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one is watching"

Kia ora whanau Kei nga maunga, kei nga awa, o nga hau e whā, tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā tātou katoa

The forthcoming start of winter is certainly making its presence as the temperature drops.

This week our Senior team welcomed and hosted Tikorangi Year 5 and 6 sports teams. The weather cleared just in time for the game. The netball and football teams had close losses, meanwhile, the rugby team played very well and came away with a 49-20 win. IPS players of the day were rugby, Alex Van Bergsteden, football, Madison Tubby and netball, Nyrelle Ritchie. Thank you to staff, students, coaches and whanau for their support.

We will be looking for assistance over forthcoming weekends or weekdays if you are available to help John our fabulous caretaker and our team of enthusiastic BoT, staff and students with the planned expansion of our junior exploratory (Junior Playground) our students would like to have seats, decking, a pirate ship, and an extended sandpit area to include water play.

Around the back of the school, we have a team of very enthusiastic Staff and students working away on our Mountain Bike track. Please let us know if you can assist in any way.

Learning Partnership Conference

Our Leaders are in the midst of how these will operate for our Year 3-8 Mid Year Reporting. We will advise you on details next week.


Aotearoa welcomes the Lorax is our planned performance. We are looking for parents who love drama, music and visual arts to assist with our team of staff and students. If you are keen to be on the production team, please contact me via email

Board of Trustees

Our fabulous team meet twice a term for Board hui which are open to all public. We had our first meeting for term 2 on Wednesday evening. As a Board we watched a short clip on the Adaptive Mind, we urge all parents to watch this.

Some of our team attended New Zealand School Trustees Association training last night around Effective Financial Governance. We are very grateful to our Board members for the time they give to Governing our school in their various roles of Stewardship.

Winter Clothing

We have just got in new stocks of our winter hoodies, fleeces and jackets. Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Breeze Woodham

For having a great attitude towards her learning and giving everything a go.

Reach Goal

Weeks 4-5 Remember inside voices and walking feet.

Happy Birthday

to Ella-Jayne Delves, Ella Wade, Apiseta Tilaulelei, Kymanii Tautuku, Haylee Petherick, Savanna Henderson-Toa, Max Walker and Cooper Nagel who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 309.

Welcome to Ella-Jayne Delves who has started at Inglewood Primary this week.


School Photos: PhotoLife will be taking class, individual and sibling photos on Thursday 31st of May. All students have been issued an envelope this week with their own personal code on each one. Please ensure all envelopes are handed into the school office by Thursday 31 May.


We would love any old bikes (of any condition and size) that our community would be happy to donate to Inglewood Primary School.

Does anyone have a wooden balance bike they are not using anymore or a small bike with trainer wheels that we could have at school for one of our children with special needs to ride during the day? If so please contact the office. Thanks

Taranaki Fashion Arts Awards

If any students are interested in participating in the Taranaki Fashion Arts Awards please see Mr Kershaw for entry details.

Photographic Competition

The Inglewood cluster photographic competition is to be held on 21 June. Interested students have received entry forms. If any students require a 'photo board' to display their photos, please let Mr Kershaw know so they can be ordered.

Sports Information


Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts, Game is on court 10 at 11am vs OJSC Stormers

Year 1/2 Tui and Kea play at 3.45 at the Inglewood High Gym

Year 3/4 Magic and Pulse play at Trimble courts at 3.45

Year 5/6 Rata and Rimu play at Trimble courts at 4.45

Senior Sports Exchange:

Next Friday, 1 June we travel to Frankley School for a 12pm start. Notices for those involved will be sent home with students this week.

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 10 June

Hey Everybody

Come to IPS for some fun

We'll be here from nine til one

Come for a sav, slide or dip

just bring your gold coins

Then you can really rip

Mum and dad can come too

But for them its a tenner

If they load their car

To sell anything they wanna

So there will be lots to do and eat

And DJ Ben will rock you with his beats

We have a number of items we are selling (desks, furniture, books, student desks etc. We are inviting stall holders to come in and participate in our sale morning.Sunday 10 June here at IPS 0900 - 1300.

$10.00 entry for cars selling their wares, We ask for a gold coin for the use of our pool and another gold coin donation for entry on our Mega Inflatable Slide if it is fine. If it is wet, stalls can be held in our school hall. Please email to book a space or phone 06 756 8040.

Term 2 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Thursday 31 May

School & Sibling PhotoLife Photos

Friday 1 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Frankley School

Monday 4 June

Queens Birthday Weekend - School Closed

Tuesday 5 June

ParentLink Meeting - Everyone welcome 7pm

Thursday 7 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 8 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Tuesday 19 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Mangorei School

Vision & Hearing Testing

Wednesday 20 June

Photoboard Competition Boards Due

Tuesday 26 June

Photoboard Competition Prizegiving

Thursday 28 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 29 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3