Learning Process

  • Innovative Through innovative and local curriculum design, our learners are engaged in rich learning experiences.
  • Dependable Explicit values taught to ensure our learners live happily and successfully in our ever changing world.
  • Competent Learners have multiple opportunities to explore many different areas of learning and develop key competencies and skills.
  • Empowered 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.

Welcome to Witherlea School

Learning is broad

Rich, authentic opportunities in all curriculum areas     

Learning is effective

High quality teaching and learning that enables students to strive for excellence in all areas

Learning is future focused

Students develop capabilities and skills for successful learning and living in the twenty first century

We encourage children

To bring their identity, language and culture with them, proudly, to our school

We involve children

In the many Sporting, Cultural, Science, Enviro, Arts and Leadership experiences

We provide children

With many opportunities to connect through cooperative and collaborative teaching and learning