Week 10 Term 3 Panui
Wednesday/Raapa - 28th September 2022
Location: 214-216 Weld Street, Witherlea, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Phone: 64 (03) 578 5568
Bank Account Details: Witherlea School Board of Trustees
12-3167-0133327-00 Eftpos available at school office
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Greetings to you all.
I am delighted to have been permanently appointed to the position of Principal at Witherlea and looking forward to working with you to ensure “we empower all children to reach their potential”! Thank you for the warmth and support you have shown me this term as I settle into the role and my new home. My family are excited about the move to Marlborough, with our house going on the market today! My eldest daughter will start at Witherlea next term while my wife and youngest will finish the school year in Nelson before moving over.
Last week I met with the newly elected student council and tasked them with collating some feedback from their classes about things our school should start, stop and keep doing. We will meet again on Friday to share this information and agree on some key priorities. Over the next few weeks the leadership team and board will be using the student, parent and staff voice to review our strategic direction and shape plans for 2023. These plans will be shared with the community mid term 4.
Tomorrow we have the Dance Festival Performance which we hope you are able to attend. The kids did an amazing job at the dress rehearsal and look forward to performing for you. The notice sent home yesterday has all the details, but most importantly, that we need children at the stadium between 6.00-6.10pm.
A reminder that the ballot for Out of Zone enrolments close on Friday. To apply, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you tomorrow night!
Room 6 helped the School Enviro team plant a Flax and Hebe shrub in our school Ngahere.
Congratulations to the Witherlea Stars who were runners up in the Marlborough year 5/6 girls grade Basketball. Well Done!
Great effort from these Year 5/6 students who submitted independent entries to the Science Fair.
Congratulations to Charlotte H, Emmeline W and Grace M who made it through to the Marlborough Fair.
As a Sun Smart school, our students are required to wear sun hats in Term 4 and Term 1. If you are providing your own, the hats should be plain navy with a brim all the way round. Alternatively, sun hats (with school name) can be purchased from the office, Bucket hats are $16 (55cm) or $20 (medium/large) Wide brim hats (both 55cm and 57cm) are $25 each. Please ensure that hats are clearly NAMED.
Witherlea School Athletics day - Tuesday 25th October (Week 2 - Term 4)
Postponement date - Thursday 27th October.
Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair Shoutouts
Congratulations to these students who have displayed one or all of our school behaviour expectations and are a model to others;
Macie T - Always encouraging and supporting your classmates and celebrating in their successes.
Gurleen T - Showing kindness and support to her fellow classmates. A request of any sort is never too much to ask, always completing with a smile.
Ruby L - Being an incredibly kind and considerate classmate. You always make sure everyone feels included and bring joy to those around you.
Ella M - Stretching yourself out of your comfort zone with your learning Kia toa!
Prayer M - You are so kind and caring and you love to be helpful to your classmates and your teachers. We are so lucky to have you in room 16!
Benson B - You are showing leadership potential, you think of others, take responsibility for your decisions and you have the respect of your peers.
Wairau Cricket Club
Registration is now open for year 5-8 girls and boys to join the Wairau Cricket Club for the coming 2022/23 season. Both girls and boys games are Fri evenings (except for year 6-8 boys who play Sat mornings) with the focus on enjoyment, participation and developing cricket knowledge and skills. Junior subs are $60 for the season, with the club providing a coach and all the necessary gear. We're making an especially big push to sign up as many girls as possible this year. Sign up your kids using the link below:
For younger kids: there are a range of cricket programmes designed for year 0-4 girls and boys that are offered directly by the Marlborough Cricket Association. You can sign up for those using the link below: