Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 16 - 7 June 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


“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there - Will Rogers"

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

New Appointment to Moa iti (Rm 4 - Small Moa Room)

We are very excited to announce Marcelle Messenger and Rangi Adams have been appointed to form a fulltime fixed term teacher from the beginning of term 3 until the end of term 4. Marcelle and Rangi will join Alice and Tracy in Moa iti (Rm 4).

We are indeed privileged to offer both Marcelle and Rangi this position and we are confident the transition will be seamless as the students currently in Moa iti (Rm 4) have gotten to know both Whaea Marcelle and Matua Rangi in their various roles here at IPS.

We are also privileged that we have the collaborative space Moa iti (Room 4) offers as well as our hall / canteen and outside play area, which continues to provide fabulous spaces for learning through play and play based learning. We are also delighted that our student to teacher ratio will be kept to between 1:16 – 1:20 for each full time teacher equivalent, ensuring a positive, successful start to schooling for all.

All current students in Moa iti (Room 4) will maintain their current strong relationships and learning groupings with both Ms Turner and Mrs Smith, while the majority students to the area will naturally be introduced to both Whaea Marcelle and Matua Rangi.

Matua Rangi Adams is working in Moa iti (Room 4) this week as Ms Turner is away sick and he is loving it. All Juniors know Whaea Marcelle as she has been taking Kapahaka on Fridays since the beginning of the year.

We are confident the transition will go smoothly and the students will enjoy having a smaller learning group sizes. We encourage all parents to make yourself known to both Rangi and Marcelle as and when you see them about.

Important Safety Notice - School Gates

Gates will be closed every day after Road Patrol in the morning through to 1pm (until further notice) We have a wonderful new student to our school who does not understand road safety as yet. We are asking all our school community to please assist where you can to keep him as safe as possible. If you need to come into the school via the gates, please make sure you close the gate behind you. Or if you see the gate open, between these hours, please help us keep our student safe, by closing them. Thank you in advance.

Learning Partnership Conferences

Learning Partnership Conferences for our Year 3-8 Mid Year Reporting will take place on the following dates.

Wednesday 27 June 3:15 to 5:15pm

Thursday 8:30am - 7:45pm - No School for Year 3 - 8 students

Each Y3—8 learning conference is 15 minutes long. Please ensure you arrive on time to each interview. Please book your interviews on line or contact the school office if you don’t have the internet at home. Please contact the office if you have a Y4—8 student you wish to be supervised until 3pm due to bus commitments.

How to book:

1. Go to, enter the code FWATTA2J and click Go.

2. Enter your name, email address, phone number, and the names of the students you wish to make bookings for.

3. Select the teachers you’d like to book by ticking the checkbox beside their name, and then click the Book interviews button of the page.

4. Using the timetable, click the Book button beside the time slot you’d like to book for the teacher. You’ll be asked to confirm your booking.

5. Continue until you’ve booked all teachers.

Once you’re finished, you can view your timetable by clicking My Interviews at the top of the page. You can also print a PDF timetable to take to your interviews.

Before your interviews, you’ll receive an email reminder containing your timetable. If you need to cancel any interviews, you can do so by following the link in the email you received when you first signed up.

Please note on this day Year 8 students who are attending Inglewood High School are required to attend an Open Day from 1 - 3pm.

Also, our teachers are expected to attend a Paid Union Meeting and will be out of the school from 2 - 4pm.

Junior School Year 1 - 2 students will have school as normal from 9-3pm


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

Thank you to some of our marvellous parents who have been in touch to assist. The areas we are requiring assistance with are

Script Writing

Set Design

Dance Choreography


Casting and Character Coaching

Prop making / finding

Costumes - Sorting existing - mending - making - fitting


Sound and Lighting

Back Stage

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Ella Wade

For her positive attitude towards her learning, and being a great role model to those around her.

Reach Goal

Weeks 6-7

Be welcoming and inclusive of all- use inside feet and voices

Te Reo: kia rite, kia whakaritea

Happy Birthday

to Korey Ryan who we missed off last week. (thanks for coming to see us Korey). This week we extend a warm Happy Birthday to Neveah Curtis, Mia Peri and William Clarke who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 311.

Welcome to Neveah Curtis and Keira Goodwin who have started at Inglewood Primary this week.

Paid Union Meeting - Thursday 28 June

The following is a notice from NZEI

You may be aware of the nationwide crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers.

While there are many more children coming into the school system, there are not enough new teachers being trained. Urgent significant changes are needed to ensure that the teaching profession can attract the people it needs to ensure class sizes do not increase.

On Thursday June 28 2018, the teachers from this school will be attending a NZEI Te Riu Roa paid union meetiung regarding the campaign.

Our teaching staff are members of NZEI and are legally entitled to attend their paid union meeting which starts at 2pm.

I strongly encourage parents to make arrangements to pick their child children in the Junior School Year 1 - 2 by 1:30pm or when we break for lunch at 1230 if that is easier.

Please not all Y3 - 8 students DO NOT Have School at all this day due to learning conferences.

Y8 Students attending Inglewood High School will be required to attend the open afternoon 1 - 3pm as per the letter which has been sent to the parents.

If you are unable to pick you children up for the afternoon of the Paid Union Meeting, please advise us so that your child/children can be supervised until 3pm.

I appreciate that this creates some inconvenience for families. However, I encourage you to support your teachers as they strive to achieve the changes which will safeguard quality education for all children and ensure we keep teaching an attractive profession to graduates.

Anyone who may need help with arrangements should contact the school office.

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.

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.

Scholastic Book Order

Order number 4 are due in to the school office by Wednesday 20 June.

Sports Information


Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts, Game is on court111 at 10am vs Highlands Intermediate.

Year 1/2 Tui and Kea play at 3.45 at the Inglewood High Gym. Finn Kenny may not be available on Monday 11 June. Can all parents please help with the team.

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: Thanks to all the parents who provided transport and helped with the teams for our Sports Exchange against Frankley School. Great day in the sun although results did not go our way but we played well. Just pipped at the post.

Ross Brown Tournament: Congratulations to the students who have made the initial Ross Brown squad. Brayden Neilson, Pypa Ward, Mitchell Mace, Preston Valentine, Sean O'Sullivan and Nicky McDonald.

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Best Caretaker Ever

The Hits Radio Station are wanting to thank New Zealand for voting STIHL SHOP as their favourite Gardening Equipment Retailer, STIHL SHOP and The Hits are coming together to give something back to the local community through the Love Your Land, Love Your School campaign. We think our school caretakers do a fantastic job and we want to make life just that little bit easier for them by giving them the best Power Tools available.

Nominate your Caretaker below that you think does an awesome job. Tell us a bit about them and send us in a photo or video to show why they deserve to be treated to this awesome prize! The winning Caretaker will win $10,000 worth of STIHL SHOP Products for their school and a well deserved holiday away for them and another person to somewhere special in New Zealand.

Our caretaker, Mr Harland, is very caring. He always has a smile and is very polite.

We have never seen him get impatient, even when we get our sports equipment stuck on the roof. He will always stop what he is doing to help a student or staff member in need. Mr Harland takes road patrol and never complains when it rains. He says good morning to everyone who passes and waves to people who drive past.

Mr Harland sweeps up the leaves that gather around our bus stop and trims the trees above us to keep it looking tidy. He never stops working but finds time in the day to get everything done. We have an indoor pool which takes a lot of time to maintain but he does so without complaint. Mr Harland supplies us with spare towels and togs when we forget ours. He washes and dries these by himself so they are always clean for the next day. Mr Harland chills the milk and counts out the right amount for each class every day. If they have not been folded properly when the milk containers come back, he folds them himself. Mr Harland washes and folds all of our sports uniforms and pumps up the sports balls when they go flat. If something needs to be fixed or built, Mr Harland does it.

He also does all of the rubbish and recycling at our school. We are so lucky to go to a school with beautiful grounds and buildings. Mr Harland would never complain about having old tools but he would really appreciate new ones. He works rain or shine, all year long to keep our school looking gorgeous. He deserves a holiday away with his wife, Mrs Harland. Please consider our caretaker for your STIHL Shop Best Caretaker competition, he's an absolute legend.

By Room 10


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

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.

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

Thursday 7 June

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

Friday 8 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Sunday 10 June

Car Boot Sale

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

Wednesday 27 June

Learning Partnership Conferences Year 3 - 8 - 3.15-5.15pm

Thursday 28 June

Learning Partnership Conferences Y3 - 8 - 8:30am - 7:45pm

No school for Year 3 - 8 students

Inglewood High School Open afternoon 1 - 3pm. All year 8's attending Inglewood High must attend.

Paid Union Meeting for teaching staff 2 - 4pm. Juniors attending school on this day will be covered in the hall by Karen and Ben

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3