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

Marlborough Cross Country Champs Postponed

Mon Aug 08 07:41am

Marlborough Cross Country champs has been postponed due to current weather conditions. The event will now run at the same time on Thursday 11th August. 

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Tue Aug 02 06:12am

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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School Board Elections – Nominations close tomorrow at noon.

Tue Aug 02 12:13am

Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the school board.


Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

Second Hand Uniform Shop – TODAY

Mon Aug 01 09:54pm

Our second hand uniform shop will be open from 2:45pm – 3:15pm today. It is located inside the hall, in the hall kitchen.
T-Shirts/Shorts/Skorts $5.00 each
Polar Fleece $10.00 each
Payment by Cash/Eftpos to the school office
Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly named.

Witherlea School – DANCE FESTIVAL

Mon Jul 25 06:18am

Please save the date!



Dance Festival

Masking up for the start of Term 3

Sun Jul 24 06:26am

For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning – see below) for students in Years 4 and above. We also ask that parents wear masks if entering school buildings. 


This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable.


Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. 


We know that some of our students are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. 


Please make sure that students come to school ready to wear masks and ideally with their own supplied from home.  We have a limited supply of masks for students available if required. 


Thank you for your support in protecting our school community.

School Board Elections 2022

Sun Jul 17 11:25pm

 



Parent Election Notice

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Mon Jul 04 02:03am

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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Second Hand Uniform Shop – TODAY

Mon Jun 13 09:02pm

Our second hand uniform shop will be open from 2:45pm – 3:15pm today. It is located inside the hall, in the hall kitchen.
T-Shirts/Shorts/Skorts $5.00 each
Polar Fleece $10.00 each
Payment by Cash/Eftpos to the school office
Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly named.