Is a modern school set in attractively developed grounds adjacent to Harling Park at the foot of the Wither Hills
Our teaching team has experienced, professional, enthusiastic teachers and support staff
Well resourced with a variety of sports, ICT; digital technology and playground equipment
Big enough to provide a range of activities and programmes, but small enough to care for individual needs
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
Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) with different sized Flexible Learning Environments (FLE) where students and teachers collaborate
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)
Saturday 6th February
Monday 8 February (observed)
Week 9: Friday 2 – Tuesday 6th April
Week 6: Monday 2 June
Week 2: Monday 25 October
Marlborough Anniversary Day:
Week 3: Monday 1 November
Week 9: Thursday 1 April
Week 9: Friday 2 July
Week 9: Friday 24 September
The Board of Trustees asks that parents make an annual donation of $125 per child. Income is used to supplement the Operations Grant provided by the Government and allows for our school to be well resourced and offer your child the very best learning opportunities.
Please enquire at the school office about paying your school donation in instalments. Following payment of the donation, you will receive a tax credit note which ensures a rebate.
Many people prefer to pay through internet banking. Please be aware we do not check this every day however there is a dedicated time for our office staff to go through these. Make sure you use your LAST NAME and WHAT you are paying for as a reference otherwise we will not know who and what the payment is for.
This is the school number: 12-3167-0133327-00
Witherlea School students wear a uniform that can be purchased through The Warehouse. Main components are the red school issue polo or sports top, school issue polar fleece and hat, with any type of plain navy blue shorts, skorts, tracksuit pants or leggings.
We have a second-hand uniform shop available at school. Please get in touch with the office if you would like to purchase anything or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always grateful for any clean, tidy uniforms to sell, these can be dropped off at the school office.
We have a clear pathway to solve issues and come to either
a shared understanding or a resolution at Witherlea School.
From time to time matters of concern and/or questions may arise. The first person you should speak to would be your child’s teacher, who will work with you to resolve the issue and find solutions. If concerns persist, the Team Leader may be able to assist and then management could support. Please follow this process to save valuable time and to ensure the right person is dealing with each concern/issue. Click on the name to LINK directly to one of our leaders.
Please contact the school office and make an appointment to the
Deputy Principal; Or book an appointment with our Principal, Andrea
Harnett through the school office.
Phil Funnell: email@example.com
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Only medication prescribed by a registered practitioner can be administered at school. A consent form must be completed at the office by the parent / caregiver. Medication is kept at the office, not in classrooms.
In the event of your child being involved in an accident which causes concern at school, we will, if necessary arrange for medical attention and notify you immediately. Please make sure that we always have your up-to-date telephone number, and an emergency back-up number.
We have a sick bay, which is available for first aid, and as a place for ill or injured children to wait for parents to collect them. In case of sickness we will get in touch with you if children need to go home. We have visits from the Public Health Nurse, and she will contact you if there are matters needing further attention.
Bikes may be stored on bike racks. No bikes, scooters or other wheels should be ridden in the playground between 8.30am and 3.15pm – we also ask all students to walk their bikes and scooters down to MaKenzie Street before riding as we have many pedestrians that could be run into. It is recommended by the Police that those pupils under 10 should not cycle to school. All cyclists must wear an approved safety helmet and we encourage the use of a reflector jacket.
Many after school activity programmes operate five days per week from 3.15pm – 5.30pm. Children must be enrolled in order to attend these programmes.
School opens at 8:30am so if your family work before this time Before School Care operates from many providers.
Further information regarding each programme can be found at the office.