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

Friends of Witherlea Meeting

Sun May 19 10:27pm

All welcome this Thursday 23rd May, 7pm, to be held in the school staffroom.


Agenda


– Discussion for fundraising profits 


– Hot dog profits/ financials 


– Bake sale Athletics Day 


– Closet Room clothing sale 


– Calendar Art 


– FOWS constitution 

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 19 07:37pm

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!

Hot Dogs – Thursday 23 May

Thu May 16 01:16am

If you wish to order a hot dog for next week, please ensure your child brings $3 in a named envelope including room number, to school THIS FRIDAY 17th May and hand it to their teacher.  


Due to ordering, we cannot accept any orders after this date, thank you.


For those students in Rooms 10, 11 and 12 attending Fundamentals next week and who have prepaid for hotdogs in term one already, their hot dogs will be delivered to the stadium.

Hot Dogs – Thursday 23 May

Sun May 12 11:07pm

If you wish to order a hot dog for next week, please ensure your child brings $3 in a named envelope including room number, to school THIS FRIDAY 17th May and hand it to their teacher.  


Due to ordering, we cannot accept any orders after this date, thank you.


For those students in Rooms 10, 11 and 12 attending Fundamentals next week and who have prepaid for hotdogs in term one already, their hot dogs will be delivered to the stadium.

No Assembly Today

Sun May 12 06:43pm

A reminder that there is no assembly this morning.
COFFEE CART 8:30-8:50am.

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!

Witherlea School Quiz Night & Auction

Fri Apr 05 12:29am

 

Mako Skills School Holiday Camp

Thu Apr 04 11:36pm

Kia ora koutou, 


Tasman Rugby is running a school holiday camp for children registered with a club for the 2024 season. If you are interested in registering your child, please do so via the LINK.


MAKO SKILLS REGISTRATION


Please note, this is not organized through the school. 



 

Whanau Hui – TODAY

Thu Apr 04 07:07pm

 

Reminder that tomorrow is non-uniform day to raise funds for our local RDA. Please dress up in western theme and bring a gold coin.

Thu Apr 04 01:42am

RDA Charity Day – Dress up “Western” TOMORROW

Thu Apr 04 01:04am

Dress up Western themed and bring a gold coin donation to support this wonderful charity.

WINTER HOCKEY REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TOMORROW

Wed Apr 03 07:17pm

Winter Hockey registrations will close at 3pm tomorrow (Friday) for ALL students. This sport is available for children from New Entrant – Year 6. Please visit the Witherlea Sports Hub for further information and follow the link to register. 


Any additional enquiries can be directed to – dans@witherlea.school.nz 

Friends of Witherlea School – Meeting TONIGHT

Tue Mar 26 09:04pm

When: Tonight (Wednesday 27th March)


Time: 7:00pm


Where: Witherlea School staffroom


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

YEAR 3/4 BASKETBALL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TOMORROW

Tue Mar 26 08:27pm

A final reminder that ALL Year 3/4 Basketball registrations close tomorrow (Thursday 28th March) at 3pm. Unfortunately, no late registrations can be accepted. Please visit the Witherlea SportsHub to register. 

Whanau Hui – Friday 5th April

Tue Mar 26 12:54am

 

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Mar 24 06:34pm

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!

Reminder Early Finish TODAY

Thu Mar 21 06:32pm

A reminder that school closes at 12:30pm today.


Please ensure children are collected promptly.

Marlborough Hockey April School Holiday Programme

Wed Mar 20 10:32pm

Dates: 22nd – 24th April


Venue: College Park, Stephenson Street 


Who: Year 3 onwards 


3 hours of movement, mobility, fun & games. Open to players of all abilities who intend to develop their game.  The sessions will emphasize basic skills, principles of play, decision making, and small gameplay.


Cost is $70 per person for 3 sessions.


Lead by Canterbury Hockey’s Talent Development Manager Chris Leslie. Chris has an extensive history and a proven record of coaching individuals, clubs, representatives, and International teams.  Chris has been to 3 Commonwealth Games and 4 Olympics.  Chris has up-to-date knowledge of all hockey play and trends and has experience in leading coach-driven, athlete-focused, development and elite hockey programmes.


Player Registrations


All player registrations need to be completed using Play HQ. Please follow this link for April School Holiday programme,


LINK: https://www.playhq.com/hockey-new-zealand/register/018cd5


Coach Registrations


We would like to invite coaches along to have a hands on experience help with delivering the sessions to the children.  Lead by Chris, this is a chance to run some drills and have Chris beside you, providing plenty of feedback to help you along for the season ahead and beyond.  All coach registrations need to be completed using Play HQ. Please follow this link


LINK: https://www.playhq.com/hockey-new-zealand/register/c868dd


Please note that all registrations close Friday 12th April 2024.

Reminder – Early Finish (This Friday)

Mon Mar 18 01:16am

A reminder that school will be closing at 12:30pm this Friday therefore there will be no subway orders.

WINTER HOCKEY REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN

Sun Mar 17 08:32pm

Registrations for Winter Hockey are now open on the Witherlea Sports Hub


This sport is open to all students from New Entrant – Year 6. Registrations and payments will close on Friday 5th April for ALL and no late registrations will be accepted. Please ensure you have read and understood all information on the Sports Hub page before committing to this sport. 


Any further enquiries can be directed to – dans@witherlea.school.nz 

Please click for this week’s newsletter

Wed Mar 13 12:39am

Please note the Newsletter is found in multiple places; 


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



Newsletters

Corrected email address FOWS

Tue Mar 12 07:38pm

Corrected – email address for FOW to volunteer for hot dog helping, should be friendsofwitherlea@witherlea.school.nz.


We apologise for the confusion.

American Hot Dog lunch fundraisers 2024 reminder

Mon Mar 11 08:35pm

Term One
Wednesday 20th March
Term Two
Thursday 23rd May and Monday 17th June
Term Three
Tuesday 13th August and Wednesday 11th September
Term Four
Thursday 14th November
 


Please remember that you have until this Thursday 14th March ONLY, to prepay for all six hotdog lunch fundraisers this year.


The total is $18 per child.  Please pay this into the Friends of Witherlea account 12-3167-0249151-00.  Please ensure you note your child’s FULL NAME and CLASSROOM NUMBER, and if they require vegetarian option in the reference.



If you wish to pay as you go, please ensure your child brings their $3 cash this Friday 15th March in a clearly named envelope with classroom number.



We would love some parent helpers to help make these fundraisers work – please email email friendsofwitherlea@gmail.com if you can help! 


Thank you so much for your support!

BASKETBALL REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR YEAR 3/4 ONLY

Sun Mar 10 07:16pm

Basketball registrations are now open on the WITHERLEA SPORTS HUB  for all Year 3/4 players. 


This year, Year 3/4 will play in Term 2 and Year 5/6 will play in Term 3. Registrations for Year 5/6 will become available in Term 2. 


Please ensure you have read all of the information on the Sports Hub before registering so you understand what is involved, as well as the expectations of the children. 


Registrations will close for ALL Year 3/4’s on Thursday 28th March. No late registrations will be accepted.  

Assembly and Coffee Cart

Sun Feb 25 06:32pm

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!