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


Thu Sep 16 04:29am

This year Witherlea School will be organizing Summer Football teams on a trial basis. Registrations are now open on the Witherlea Sports Hub. Please read the info carefully and complete the online registrations form to register. All students from Year 1-6 can enter. The season will run through Term 4 and Term 1 2022 (Current Year 6’s can register and will play in the same team in Term 1 2022). 

Payment info TBC, but will likely be approx $20 in total for the 2 terms. 

Registrations MUST be completed by Monday 27th September.  No extensions for late entries. 

email inquiries to 

Apologies for a system glitch with this notice this morning.

Mon Sep 13 03:13am

Volleyball registrations are now open for all Year 3-6 students. The season runs through Term 4 on Friday afternoons at Stadium 2000. Please visit the Sports Hub for info and complete the online registration form to sign up.

ALL registrations and payments of $37.50 must be received by Wednesday 29th September. While in Alert Level 2 we encourage you to use the online banking option where possible to minimize the number of people on the school grounds. 

Email enquiries to 

Please click to view important community safety message

Fri Sep 10 12:55am

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Thu Sep 09 05:12am

If you still have any cricket sign-up forms from before lockdown at home, please ensure they are returned to Mr Stephens in Room 5 ASAP as they will be forwarded on to Marlborough Cricket soon. 

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.




Fri Sep 03 02:12am

Today is the final day for any Year 3-6 students to register for the Touch and Tennis season beginning Term 4. Registrations will close for ALL after today. 

See Witherlea Sports Hub for more info or email enquiries to 


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. 

Newsletter/Panui Week 3, Term 3

Mon Aug 09 02:54am

Please click to view this week’s Newsletter/Panui


MARINA 2 MARINA – WIN $200 of sports equipment for our school!

Tue Jul 27 12:21am

Win $200 worth of sports equipment for your school!

Marina 2 Marina is a running event held in Picton which raises funds for various Marlborough community groups. This year it will be held on Saturday 9th October. 

This year, the school with the most students entered will win a $200 voucher towards sports equipment for their school. When participants enter online, they are prompted to enter the name of the school they attend. The school with the most entries wins. We have a range of races to choose from, from a 2km kids dash around Picton Marina to our largest race, the 24km Link run. 

Mr Stephens will be out there running the track and hopefully we will see lots of Witherlea students out there giving it a go! 

Visit for more info and entry forms.