COVID-19 Updates

We are currently at ALERT LEVEL 1 which means we need you to support us with;

  • If you come onsite Contact Trace using; COVID Contact Tracing App or School App Sign In or one of the paper copies around the school
  • Use the hand sanitiser for hygiene
  • Keep your children HOME if sick and stay away if you yourself are sick

Please see the LINK here to the Ministry website for more details. Witherlea School has their own very extensive Pandemic Plan.


Taiopenga 2020

Tuedsday 20th October

We have 2 groups performing at Taiopenga; Tuakana (Year 4-6) and Teina (Year 1-3) the schedule is linked below. A letter will be sent to all students performing in Taiopenga. We will travel by bus to anf rom the event and stduents can ONLY be collected from school due the the uniforms.

Taiopenga Schedule


Whole School Athletics

Thursday 29th October

Join us on the school field as the whole school participates in Athletics rotations. Details to come.



Friday 30th October

Held in our school Hall with two spearte times for juniors and seniors. Details to come.



Week 3: Monday 26th October - Labour Day Holiday

Week 4: Monday 2nd November - Marlborough Anniversary Day

Week 6: Friday 20th November - Teachers Only Day


Annual Book Fair

Monday 9th - Friday 13th November

This is our annual event which is held in our Library. We have our 'Milo and Marshmellow' evening on the Wednesday night at 6pm which is our late night for families and whānau. Children will have a wishlist created at school and the Library will be open before and afterschool each day. Details to come.


Diabetes Charity Day - Blue Dress Up (Gold Coin Donation)

Friday 13th November

The offcial day across New Zealand is Saturday 14th Noevmber and at Witherlea School we support this charity as we have many staff and students who are affected by this illness. We support one charity per term and we thank our community for their ongoing generosity of these.


Year 6 Leavers Assembly and BBQ

Wednesday 2nd December

We farewell our amazing group of Year 6 students - class of 2020 in an assembly format from 2pm - 3pm. The Year 6 students will then return to school with their families for a showcase of their journey, speeches and a BBQ. Details to come.


COMs Team Service and Sport Assembly

Friday 4th December

This student led assembly will highlight and showcase our Year 5-6 students who contribute to the smooth running of the school though many and varied groups/taks. We will also celebrate our winning Sports Teams and individual performers who have stood out in the Marlborough Sporting arena.


Pine Valley Camp - Year 4 Hub

All Year 4 students will participate in the two night camping experience at Pine Valley. This is the annual EOTC experience for our Year 4 Hub. This year Room 15 will head away on Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th Decemeber and Room 16 + 17 (Year 4's) will head away Wedensday 9th - Friday 11th December. Please note drop off and pick up are from the Hall deck area.


Final Reports - Learning Progress

Monday 14th December

Our final reports for the year will go home to ALL Year 2-6 students and will outline the progress and achievement that has been made by each individual student. They will have the teacher for 2021. We will have our annual class swap day follwing this as part of our transitioning for our students in all areas of the school.


End of Year Picnic - Celebration

Tuesday 15th December (Postponements day: Wednesday 15th December)

We invite all our parents into the school for our end of year 'Celebration of 2020'. The event will start at 5pm with performances from; Kapa Haka, Choir, Jump Jam and will feature every class in a performance. We will also hand out our Year 6 Awards and highlight the successes of 2020. Bring your dinner, your family and whānau and celebrate 2020 with us.