BE KIND, BE SAFE, BE FAIR

Witherlea School

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

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Grounds

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

People

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

Equipment

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

Facilities

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

Teams

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

Zones

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

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.

Motto

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

Values

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

Whats's happening at Witherlea School?

Latest Notifications

Please click for this week’s Newsletter

Wed Nov 30 01:20am

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; Newsletter on the SchoolApp, the school Website and it is emailed out once completed.


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Witherlea School Disco – Tonight

Tue Nov 29 09:05pm

Tonight is our Witherlea School Disco.


Years 1-3 (5:15pm-6:45pm)


Years 4-6 (7:00pm – 8:30pm)


– Caregivers need to sign their children in and out of the disco. 


– Parents are welcome to stay.


– There is no need to bring any money to the disco as there will be no shop.


Door sales will be available for the students who missed out on a ticket last week but please note that these will not include goodie bags.

Reminder – Coffee and Service Assembly

Sun Nov 27 06:32pm

We would love to see whanau/family this morning for coffee and our Service Assembly. All welcome from 8:30am.


8.30am – 9am Coffee Cart 


9.00 – 9.30am Service Assembly


We hope you can join us!


 

Book Character Dress Up Day – Today

Thu Nov 24 06:03pm

Dress up as your favourite book character.

Disco Tickets

Wed Nov 23 04:08am

Last day for ticket sales tomorrow. The cost for this is $5.00. Please note ticket sales are CASH ONLY.


On arrival at the disco, all children will receive a goodie bag with water, popcorn, some treats and a glow product.


 

Milo Night Tonight

Tue Nov 22 08:32pm

Milo night Wednesday tonight from 6pm-7pm. Witherlea School Book Fair is being held in the school library.


Reminder that Book Character Dress Up Day is this Friday

Disco Tickets On Sale

Sun Nov 20 08:54pm

Tickets are available from the school office this week. The cost for this is $5.00. Please note ticket sales are CASH ONLY.


On arrival at the disco, all children will receive a goodie bag with water, popcorn, some treats and a glow product.

Reminder – Coffee and Assembly

Sun Nov 20 06:32pm

We would love to see whanau/family this morning for coffee and assembly. All welcome from 8:30am.


8.30am – 9am Coffee Cart 


9.00 – 9.30am Assembly


We hope you can join us!


 

Scholastic Book Fair Starts Tomorrow

Sun Nov 20 05:06am

Witherlea School Book Fair is being held in the school library Monday 21st November until Friday 25th November from 8.30-9:30am and 2.30-3.30pm. Milo night Wednesday 23rd 6pm-7pm. Come along and support our school, some great ideas available to purchase for Christmas.

Please click for this week’s Newsletter

Thu Nov 17 02:06am

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; Newsletter on the SchoolApp, the school Website and it is emailed out once completed.


Newsletters

Reminder School Hats – Term 4

Fri Oct 14 05:01am

As a Sun Smart school, our students are required to wear sun hats in Term 4. If you are providing your own, the hats should be plain navy with a brim all the way round. Alternatively, sun hats (with school name) can be purchased from the office.


Bucket hats are $16 (55cm) or $20 (medium/large) Wide brim hats (both 55cm and 57cm) are $25 each. Please ensure that hats are clearly NAMED.

2023 Term Dates

Wed Sep 14 08:31pm

– School opens for 2023 on Tuesday 31 January
– School closes for 2023 on Friday 15 December


Apologies for the error printed in today’s newsletter!

Message from the Ministry of Education New long-term strategy for COVID-19

Mon Sep 12 08:59pm

You will be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.


This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.


The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.


Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here:  Ministry of Health Request a RAT


Mask wearing is no longer required. 


All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place, as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.


Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.