Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 37-- 12 December 2019

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

Arohanui o nga whanau

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We wish to extend deepest sympathy and best best wishes to all involved.

Nau mai haere mai, talofa ,koutou

Last week ahead for 2019 school year

Many thanks to each and every supporter of our school. As our last week of the school year approaches, we extend a huge thank you to you all for supporting us throughout 2019.

Next week we look forward to coming together as a whole school for various events and celebrations. Please remember to come along to our Thank You Lunch on Monday 16 December in the Staffroom.

Many thanks to the huge team who assisted with last week's successful Year 8 Graduation Dinner Dance. The night was memorable for all involved.

2020 Classes

Tuesday 17 December at 2pm, we move all our students around into their 2020 classes. Where possible we will have the teachers here on the day - or at least a picture of them for the students to see who they are.

We will send home a letter on this day, reminding the students whose class they are in for 2020 also with instructions for parents, how to book an interview with their child's 2020 teacher for our Learning Partnership Day Friday 31 January. Full school classes commence Monday 3 February 2020.

REACH Celebration Day

Thank you to all staff, students and whanau wo assist in helping every student at IPS on Wednesday celebrate REACH. There were many activities which involved every student at IPS celebrate success- well done all.

Puke Haupapa Big Day out

The fabulous team of staff, students and parents had an awesome day out at Ngamotu Beach today as part of end of year celebrations. Thank you all for supporting this celebration.

Pouakai Pool Day

This fabulous team had an extra celebration in recognition for bringing the most bottles for the Mystery Bottle Stall - congrats to Pouakai Team

Panitahi Big Day in which included delicious Ice Creams

End of Year Assemblies – All at the High School Hall

Wed 18 Dec: Service Assembly 1300

Service Awards, the announcement of students nominated for awards.

Wed 19 Dec Year 0-4 Final Assembly 1800-1900

Awards and celebrations.

Parent Link will be selling Mystery Bottles for $2 a ticket and Raffles tickets - $2 a ticket or 3 tickets for $5.

Thurs 19 Dec: Year 5-8 Final Assembly 1800-1900

Presentations, awards, farewells, raffle and celebrations.

Parent Link will be selling Mystery Bottles for $2 a ticket and Raffles tickets - $2 a ticket or 3 tickets for $5.

REACH Goal for Week 8-10

Be happy and kind and caring.

REACH Celebration

We would like to celebrate REACH at home. Please email the school office at or drop in to the office a wee note including the information below.

REACH At Home ………………………… has displayed the following Inglewood Primary School REACH value/s at home or community.


Please write the details of what you observed:

Name:…………………………………………………………………………. Date: ……………………………………...

Happy Birthday / Ra Whanau

to Caprice Cann, Branden Sands and Kahu Dalliston who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 396.

Students of the Week - Term 4 Wk 9

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Jahziah Salisbury-Read - For being positive, respectful, creative, encouraging and persistent She always shines and shows others top REACH values.
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Growing Kids Before & After School Care

Growing Kids Before and After School Care will be starting on 3 Feb 2020. We are an OSCAR approved service offering a safe and fun environment for children to play from 7am-8.30am and 3.00pm-5.30pm. We also have the option to book until 6pm if this is required. Enrolments and bookings can be made on our website You can also contact us on 0275430625 for more information.

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Term 4 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 13 December

Pit Pit Lunch

Junior Big Day In

Intermediate Big Day Out

Monday 16 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Thank you helpers lunch - 12.30pm Staffroom

Tuesday 17 December

Meet the 2020 teacher - 2pm

Wednesday 18 December

Service Award Assembly - 1pm

Final Junior/Middle Assembly - 6pm at the Inglewood High School Hall

Thursday 19 December

Final Senior/Intermediate Assembly - 6pm at the Inglewood High School Hall

Friday 20 December

School finishes at 12noon

2020 School Term Dates

Please note the school will be closed for Waitangi Day Thursday 6 Feb and also Friday 7 Feb 2020, enjoy the long weekend whanau.

Term 1:
31 January - 9 April

31 January - Learning Partnership Day

6 February - Waitangi Day

7 February - School closed

6 March - School Closed Teacher Only Day

9 March - Taranaki Anniversary

Term 2: 28 April - 3 July

(Note Monday 27 April - Anzac Day mondayized)

1 June - Queens Birthday

Term 3: 20 July - 25 September

Friday 4 September - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Term 4: 12 October - 18 December

26 October - Labour Day

27 October - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

... nga mihi koutou

Regards Karen & Staff

Office – 7568040 Fax – 7566060 Mobile – 0274 - 961654 Dental – 7568041

Email – Website:

Community Notices

Christmas Craft Fair & Market: Saturday 14 December 2019 9am to 2pm at New Plymouth Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cnr Tukapa Street & Omata Road, New Plymouth Come and join us for coffee, cake and a BBQ lunch. Stall enquries to Lynda 0272745465 or
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IPS Clothing

Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.