Witherlea School

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

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Is a modern school set in attractively developed grounds adjacent to Harling Park at the foot of the Wither Hills


Our teaching team has experienced, professional, enthusiastic teachers and support staff


Well resourced with a variety of sports, ICT; digital technology and playground equipment


Big enough to provide a range of activities and programmes, but small enough to care for individual needs


Four teams starting in the Ferns Team, onto Punga and Kowhai in the middle years then students develop into our kaitiaki (guardians) and leaders in the Kauri Team

Learning Environment

Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) with different sized Flexible Learning Environments (FLE) where students and teachers collaborate


Multi purpose teaching spaces, an indoor sports space/hall, our own pool, upper and lower turf space/courts and an outdoor 'forest classroom' (to be updated)

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


Wed Sep 20 09:11pm

A reminder that Summer Football registrations close for ALL tomorrow (Friday 22nd September). Please visit the Witherlea Sports Hub for all information about this sport. 

Road Patrol Supervisors – NEEDED

Tue Sep 19 11:00pm

We need a volunteer to supervise road patrol.

Monday’s 2:55pm -3:15pm

Please let the office know if you are able to help.


Mon Sep 18 08:08pm

A reminder that Volleyball registrations close for ALL tomorrow (Wednesday 20th September). Please visit the Witherlea Sports Hub for all information about this sport. 

Marlborough Science Fair

Sun Sep 17 09:54pm

Anyone is welcome to go and have a look at the Marlborough Science Fair!

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Sep 17 07:31pm

We would love to see whanau/family this morning for assembly.

All welcome from 8.30am
8.30am – 9.00am Coffee Cart
9.00am – 9.30am Assembly
We hope that you can us!


Tue Sep 12 02:55am

Summer Football registrations are now open on the Witherlea Sports Hub

This sport is available for all students from New Entrant – Year 6 and will run for 5 weeks during Term 4 (Wednesday afternoons). 

Please read all information on the Sports Hub before committing to this sport. Registrations and payments will close for ALL on Friday 22nd September. 


Wed Sep 06 03:30am

Registrations for the Term 4 Volleyball league are now open via the Witherlea Sports Hub. This sport is open to all students from Years 3-6. Please read the Sports Hub for all information and payment details. 

Registrations will close for ALL on Wednesday 20th September. 

Weet-Bix TRYathlon Registrations

Tue Sep 05 02:16am

Registrations for the 2024 Weet-bix TRYathlon are now open. 

For this week only there will be an  OPENING WEEK SPECIAL  which you can access by following this LINK

Be sure they use the code ‘GIVEITATRY’ to unlock this VERY SPECIAL discounted price. Limited entries, ONLY 100 entries per event at this price will be available so make sure you get in quick. 

Please note that this event is not directly coordinated through the school. You will just be added to the Witherlea School Group in order to receive the discount and have the option of having your race pack sent directly to school. 

Road Patrol Supervisors – NEEDED

Mon Aug 21 12:53am

We need 2 x volunteers to supervise road patrol.

Monday’s 2:55pm -3:15pm

Friday’s 8:25am – 8:45am

Please let the office know if you are able to help.


Proposed Changes to Bohally Intermediate Zone

Sun Aug 20 11:21pm

Witherlea families are encouraged to review the proposed changes to the Bohally Intermediate zone and provide feedback:


Sun Aug 13 09:02pm

Registrations for Touch Rugby are now open on the Witherlea Sports Hub. This sport will run through Term 4 and is available for all students in Years 3-6. Registrations will close for ALL on Friday 25th August. Payment must be made by this date also. All information about Touch Rugby can be found on the Witherlea Sports Hub. 

Road Safety Message

Tue Jul 25 02:12am

We have noticed an increase in people not using the designated crossings. A reminder to please use the crossings with road patrol at all times.