Witherlea School

We value each child as an individual and personalise learning to get the best outcomes.

Learning Process


Through innovative and local curriculum design, our learners are engaged in rich learning experiences.


Explicit values taught to ensure our learners live happily and successfully in our ever changing world.


Learners have multiple opportunities to explore many different areas of learning and develop key competencies and skills.


We empower our children to actively participate in the learning process and lead their learning.

Our School Vision

“Ararangi – Pathway to the Sky”

Empowering all learners to reach their potential in an innovative community.


Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair
“Kia Atawhai, Kia Ora, Kia Tika”


Respect, Integrity, Courage and Resilience, and Compassion taught clearly and consistently.

Whats's happening at Witherlea School?

Latest Notifications

Friday 22nd October is our Loud Shirt Day in support of Deaf Aotearoa. Dress in your BRIGHTEST OUTFIT and bring a gold coin donation.

Wed Oct 20 11:36pm


Wed Oct 20 07:40pm


Unfortunately, the decision has been made to cancel the Marlborough Primary Schools Interschool Athletic Sports for 2021. Within Level 2 protocols this event is impossible to run following distancing, contact tracing, mandated vaccine and group interaction guidelines alongside the requirements from the Marlborough District Council. 


Our Witherlea School athletics will still go ahead on Tuesday 2nd November. However, under Alert Level 2 restrictions, NO parents will be able to attend. We will keep you updated, should the situation change. 

Welcome back to Term 4. Here is this week’s newsletter.

Mon Oct 18 02:51am

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Week 9, Term 3 Newsletter

Mon Sep 20 01:46am

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Please click to view important community safety message

Fri Sep 10 12:55am

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Reminders for returning to school at Level 2:

Wed Sep 08 04:33am

To try and avoid crowding at dropping off/picking up time: Parents of children in Years 2-6 should drop off/pick up at any of these entrance/exit locations:

1)new pathway in front of hall from Weld St

2)pedestrian entrance next to staff car park in Weld Street

3)Rear gate between sports field and Harling Park

4)Gate next to ‘forest’, pathway along culvert to Mckenzie St

Please remember social distancing (2m) if you are waiting near to other people at the gate and please wear a MASK. If you forget, please don’t feel offended if you are reminded by a staff member:)

Parents of new/very young children who come onsite, please wear a mask and scan QR code or sign contact register. Parents/caregivers are not permitted access into classrooms and cloak bays at this alert level.

If  you have to come onsite during school hours to collect your child for an appointment, please wear a mask and scan QR codes or sign contact register and wait in the office foyer for your child to be called.

If your child borrowed a device over lockdown, please ask them to return it (with the charger) tomorrow morning to the library before going to class.

We are really looking forward to welcoming your children back to school!

Please click to read this week’s Newsletter (Week 7) with important information regarding Delta Alert Level 2 protocols

Mon Sep 06 11:35pm

Please click to view Week 7 Newsletter – School Opens Thursday 9th September. Please see Newsletter for more details.


Great news for us all, schools will be open on Thursday for all students at Alert Level 2. Click for more;

Mon Sep 06 06:04am

We will send out a detailed message via our Newsletter once we have been given further details regarding Alert Level 2 and opening from the Ministry of Education.



Vaccination Message for Marlborough – see below;

Thu Aug 26 11:10pm

Vaccinations are available for 12 years to elderly which is happening in Stadium 2000 (Where the swimming pool is) in Blenheim today 27th August, tomorrow 28th August and Sunday 29th August.

No bookings are required. People can simply walk in.

Today, Friday 27th August, vaccinations begin at 8.00am to 5.45pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am to 5.30pm.

This will also be happening next week from Monday the 30th August to Friday the 3rd September from 8.00am to 5.45pm.