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

Whānau Hui – Wednesday 21st February 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Tue Feb 20 01:03am

All are welcome. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with Witherlea Kaiako about how we can best meet the cultural needs of your tamariki. 


Ngā mihi


Symon Beattie, Jacqui Driver and Holly Siemonek

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Feb 18 06:29pm

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!

Friends of Witherlea School

Wed Feb 14 12:01am

FOWS AGM


All welcome on Thursday 15th February, school staff room at 7pm (not 7.30pm as advised last time, apologies)


Agenda


Fundraising expenditure 2024


Quiz night working group


Hot dog sales (dates/ times/ help roster)


Election of new members 


Grant application


Any other general matters

OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY RIPPA RUGBY

Sun Feb 11 08:03pm

Did you miss out on registering for Rippa Rugby this term? 


We are looking for a few additional players to make up our teams this season. 


We need approximately 5 girls in the Year 1/2 grade and 4 additional players in the Year 5/6 grade (preferably girls, but any registrations would be welcomed). 


If you’re interested, the registrations will remain open on the WITHERLEA SPORTS HUB  until Tuesday 13th February.


 

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Feb 11 06:35pm

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!

BASKETBALL 3×3 TOURNAMENT

Wed Feb 07 03:44am

The Marlborough Basketball Association (MBA) will be holding a Junior 3×3 Tournament on the 10th of March at Stadium 2000. This is open to any Year 5/6 students.


This is not run directly through the school and it is parents responsibility to form teams. All enquiries for this would need to go through the MBA. If you wish to register your child, please do so by following the link to the registration form.


3×3 Registration Form

WEETBIX TRY-ATHLON UPDATE

Mon Feb 05 01:01am

We are only 5 weeks away from the Nelson Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon which will be on Sunday 10th March at the Tahunanui beach reserve. 


If you wish to enter this event then you have until midnight on Sunday 11th February to take advantage of the special Early Bird price of $52.50 and save $16.50 off the full price of $69! This will also give you the option of having your TRYathlete pack included in the School Courier delivery. Just ensure you select the Witherlea School school group when registering. 


Entries will continue to remain open but participants who enter after this date will need to collect their TRYathlete pack at the Early Pack Pick Up or on the event day.

Witherlea School Parent Group – AGM

Sun Feb 04 11:20pm

When: Thursday 15th February 


Time: 7.30pm


Where: Witherlea School staffroom


Please come along to our Witherlea School Parent Community Group AGM.  Everyone welcome! 

TERM 1 SPORTS REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON

Sun Feb 04 03:08am

A reminder that Summer Football registrations close tomorrow, Monday 5th February. No late entries will be accepted.


A final reminder that registrations for Summer Hockey, Volleyball, and Rippa Rugby all close on Friday 9th February. No late entries will be accepted. 


Thank you in advance for ensuring your registrations are in before the closing date. Please ensure you visit the Witherlea Sports Hub to register for any of these sports and to read all of the information about the sports on offer this term. 


 

Welcome Assembly and Coffee Cart

Thu Feb 01 06:31pm

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 join us!

Incorrect Alert – No Assembly today

Wed Jan 31 06:37pm

Sorry for the error, assembly and coffee cart will be tomorrow.

Goal Setting Meetings and Uniform Shop

Tue Jan 30 07:24pm

Reminder that today we have our Goal Setting meetings, if you are unsure of your booking time please contact the office.


Our second hand uniform will be on display on the hall deck. 

Road Patrol

Tue Jan 30 01:34am

We are still in need of road patrol supervisors for Wither Road on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. If we are unable to fill these spots, road patrol will legally not be able to operate.


Please contact the office if you are able to supervise any of these days.

TERM 1 SPORTS REGISTRATIONS

Mon Jan 29 02:24am

Registrations are now open for the following sports on the WITHERLEA SPORTS HUB


Summer Football: This sport is open to all students from New Entrant – Year 6. This is not a continuation of the Term 4 2023 league so if you wish to play this term you will need to register. Registrations for this sport will close on MONDAY 5th FEBRUARY. 


Rippa Rugby: This sport is open to all students from New Entrant – Year 6. Registrations will close on FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY. Please note you must complete the two registrations on the Sports Hub page. 


Volleyball: This sport is open to all students from Year 3-6. Registrations will close on FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY.


Summer Hockey: This sport is open to all students from Year 3-6. Registrations will close on FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY.


Please ensure you have read all of the information on your chosen sport/s before registering, ensuring you can commit to the game times each week. Please note the payment options and the closing dates for these. 


We are unable to accept any late registrations and thank you in advance for your cooperation with this. 


Any questions can be sent to dans@witherlea.school.nz

Welcome Back

Mon Jan 29 01:00am

Principal Message


Dear parents/caregivers,


Hopefully you have had a good break and your children are excited about returning to school on Thursday 1st February, we are certainly looking forward to seeing them!


Just a few quick reminders:


Multiple construction projects are largely completed and the school grounds will be safe to reopen to the public from Wednesday 31 January – thank you for your support with this necessary safety measure over the last couple of weeks.
We have scheduled Learning Conferences for Wednesday 31 January. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, share information about them and co-construct goals for the year ahead. We encourage all parents to attend these meetings as there is not another event for reporting purposes until the mid year. The interview site has been reopened for bookings and will close tomorrow at 5.00pm. Please prepare for these meetings by completing the Learning Profile and bringing this along with you on Wednesday.
From the start of the year we have changed our break times as follows:
Morning Tea – 10.30-11.00am
Lunch – 12.30-1.30pm
Students are allowed into classrooms from 8.30am and the first session starts at 8.50am. Please aim to have your children arrive and settled prior to the start of school.
On Thursday 1 February the new junior playground and turf area will be officially opened at 10.15am. Parents are welcome to attend this event.
Our first assembly will be held on Friday 2 February from 9.00-9.30am to officially welcome our new students and staff. Our normal weekly assemblies will resume from week 3 on Monday’s from 9.00-9.30am.
Monday 5 February school is closed for a Teacher Only Day.


It would be awesome if your children could have their uniform, stationery, hats and togs ready for the first day of term. I look forward to reconnecting with you and your children later in the week, enjoy the last couple of days of the break!



Kind regards,



Symon Beattie


Principal

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Dec 10 06:35pm

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!

Rapid Antigen Tests

Wed Nov 29 10:52pm

We have a large amount of RAT tests available, if you would like any for your family please collect them from the school office.