BE KIND, BE brave, 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

Three teams starting in the Ferns Team, 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'

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.

Our Values are:

Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Fair
“Kia Atawhai, Kia Kaha, Kia Tika”

Whats's happening at Witherlea School?

Latest Notifications

Learning Conferences – Early Finish 12:30pm

Mon Jul 01 07:34pm

A reminder that school closes at 12:30pm today to allow for our Learning Conferences to take place.

12:30pm Finish Tomorrow

Sun Jun 30 10:04pm

School will close at 12:30pm, please ensure that your child is collected promptly.

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Jun 30 07:32pm

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 join us!

Matariki – School Closed

Thu Jun 27 07:31pm

A reminder that school is closed today for Matariki.

Learning Conferences

Wed Jun 26 11:06pm

The booking system for the Witherlea Learning Conferences is closing today.


If you haven’t already, please follow the link below to book a time to meet your child’s teacher.


Booking Link

Friends of Witherlea School Meeting – Tonight

Wed Jun 26 10:03pm

When: Tonight Thursday 27th June


Time: 7:00pm


Where: Witherlea School staffroom


Agenda:


– treasurer’s report


– fundraising/funding


Update:


– Grocery Grab


– Calendar Art


– Disco


– Closet room evening


Please come along to our Witherlea School Parent Meeting.  Everyone welcome! 

Matariki Celebration – Tomorrow

Tue Jun 25 10:03pm
 


 

Cross Country House Colour Dress Up

Tue Jun 25 12:25am

Children are welcome to dress up in their house colours for cross country. 


Vernon – Yellow


Te Hau – Red


Fishtail – Blue


Tokomaru – Green


If your child does not want to dress up then they are to come to school in their uniform.


Please no face/body paint and ensure your child is able to run in their dress up.


 

CROSS COUNTRY TOMORROW

Mon Jun 24 08:46pm

A reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June) is our school cross country. Children are allowed to wear their house colours if they wish to, but please remember it must be clothes/shoes they can comfortably run in. A water bottle is also essential. 


The FOWS will be running a bake sale and there will be a coffee cart on-site for adults only. 


Please check the latest school newsletter for the timetable. 


Any postponements due to bad weather will be made on the morning of the event by 8am. If you do not receive an announcement, it means the event is going ahead. If postponed, children are to come to school as normal in their school uniform.

Learning Conferences

Mon Jun 24 02:36am

The booking system for the Witherlea Learning Conferences is now open. If you have not already, please follow the link below to book a time to meet your child’s teacher.


Booking Link


The booking system will close on the 27th of June at 3:00pm

YEAR 5/6 BASKETBALL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TODAY

Sun Jun 23 08:55pm

A reminder that today is the last day for Year 5/6 students to register for basketball via the Sports Hub. We are unable to accept any late registrations. 

No Assembly this morning – Farewell Assembly 11am

Sun Jun 23 07:31pm

A reminder that there is no assembly this morning but the 
COFFEE CART will be available 8:30-8:50am.


Today we are having a special farewell assembly for Matt Robertson, who is leaving Witherlea at the end of the term after 23 years of service. Parents are welcome to attend this event, which will run from 11.00am in the hall.

Farewell Assembly

Fri Jun 21 01:11am

On Monday, we are having a special farewell assembly for Matt Robertson, who is leaving Witherlea at the end of the term after 23 years of service. Parents are welcome to attend this event, which will run from 11.00am in the hall.

Matariki Celebration

Mon Jun 17 08:51pm
 


 

Friends of Witherlea School – Meeting Change

Sun Jun 16 11:01pm

Meeting this week has been rescheduled, new details follow:


When: Thursday 27th June


Time: 7:00pm


Where: Witherlea School staffroom


Please come along to our Witherlea School Parent Meeting.  Everyone welcome! 

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Jun 16 07:16pm

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 join us!

Please click for this week’s newsletter

Wed Jun 12 02:12am

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; 


Newsletter on the SchoolApp, the school Website and it is emailed out once completed.



Newsletters

Learning Conferences

Tue Jun 11 01:07am

The booking system for the Witherlea Learning Conferences is now open. Please follow the link below to book a time to meet your child’s teacher.


Booking Link


The booking system will close on the 27th of June at 3:00pm

YEAR 5/6 BASKETBALL REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Sun Jun 09 08:33pm

Basketball registrations are now open to any students in Year 5/6 via the Witherlea SportsHub


Basketball will run in Term 3 this year. Please ensure you have read all of the information on the Sports Hub before registering and please understand that when you sign up, you are committing to a team sport and it is an expectation that you will play for the entire season. 


cost is $80 for the term which can be paid to the school office or via internet banking. 


Registrations close for ALL on Monday 24th June. No late registrations will be accepted. 


Further enquiries to – dans@witherlea.school.nz 

No Assembly Today

Sun May 26 07:34pm

A reminder that there is no assembly this morning but the 
COFFEE CART will be available 8:30-8:50am.

Please click for this week’s newsletter

Sun May 19 10:01pm

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; 


Newsletter on the SchoolApp, the school Website and it is emailed out once completed.



Newsletters

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun May 05 07:39pm

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 join us!

Please click for this week’s newsletter

Wed May 01 11:08pm

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; 


Newsletter on the SchoolApp, the school Website and it is emailed out once completed.



Newsletters

School Photos

Mon Apr 29 01:32am

Parents/Caregivers have been emailed their child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2024 School Photos.


***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 12th MAY ***


Parent Queries – Please contact us on:     enquiries@photolife.co.nz

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Apr 28 07:36pm

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 join us!