Week 1 Term 4 Panui
Wednesday - 11th October 2023
Location: 214-216 Weld Street, Witherlea, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Phone: 64 (03) 578 5568
Bank Account Details: 12-3167-0133327-00
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Greetings to you all.
Welcome back to term 4, it is great to see everyone return looking recharged ready for the final term in the 2023 school year. We have an exciting programme lined up for students and look forward to lots of opportunities to involve you in these. Please ensure you monitor Seesaw weekly for details of upcoming events.
I was impressed to see most children wearing hats this week, thank you for your support with this. Please recheck all uniform items are named as the lost property pile is substantial! The swimming pool will be open for class swimming from Tuesday 24 October.
Coming up next week:
Monday - Refurbishment of room 3 and 4 commence.
Tuesday - School Athletics Day (Details below)
Thursday - Taiopenga (Regional Kapa Haka Competition at Marlborough Girls College)
Friday - School Disco (Y0-3: 5.15-6.45pm, Y4-6: 7.00-8.30pm)
The Ministry has completed a Network Review of all local schools to ensure optimal utilisation of our existing capacity. As a result of this process, the Witherlea School ‘home zone’ will extend to Hospital Road effective from January 1st 2024 subject to the board ratifying this amendment at their next meeting. Please refer to the revised map and description for details of the changes. To help our planning, please encourage anyone considering enrollment for 2024 to contact the office as soon as possible.
Next week account statements will be issued and we would really appreciate these being settled by the end of term. We appreciate your continued support with these payments which enable us to offer the programmes and opportunities available at Witherlea.
Every school is required to consult the community about the delivery of the Health Curriculum biennially. We would appreciate capturing your thoughts and aspirations in this quick survey to inform our review process.
As always please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, concerns, or even positive comments!
Welcome to Witherlea School
We wish to welcome these new students and their families and whānau to our school and community;
Jasper C, Scarlett B, Georgia M, Koa P, Thoe H, Jade C
Welcome to School Certificates are given out at our assembly on a Monday morning at 9am.
Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair Shoutouts
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;
Evie W - Showing courage and determination in all aspects of school. You are a hard worker, try new things and are always a kind friend. He whetu koe, you are a star!
Gracie H - being an outstanding friend and a wonderful person,. You have exceptional ability to make good choices when it comes to friends and know what is right from wrong. You are caring, have a motherly nature and are a all-rounded AMAZING person! Keep shining bright GRACIE!
Sophie B - Sophie you consistently put 100% into all your learning. You are kind, fun and a respected class member of Room 21.
Elisha G - Continually implementing the school values. Elisha you are a firm advocate for fairness and inclusion. Your strong moral compass complimented by your kindness makes you an outstanding leader!
The awards are for recognition in displaying and modelling our school motto and values; Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair.
Teacher Only Day - Monday 13th of November
Athletics Day - Tuesday 17th of October
Hockey Festival 2023
Congratulations to those students who participated in the Hockey Festival.
Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners
Zara W & Cristina F - GOLD
Jean C, Emmeline W and Grace M - GOLD
Girvan D, Juan Jose A & Harry D - GOLD
Petra V & Kate R - GOLD
Audrey S, Amelie M & Amelie W - Highly Commended
Ishana M & Ellie T - Highly Commended
Olivia W & Kenzie F - Highly Commended
Amelia E, Keili P & Emily K - Highly Commended
Edward J, Alex W & Josh B - Highly Commended
Sienna W, Scarlett M & Lincoln F - Highly Commended
Hamish H - Highly Commended
Remy B & Ollie S - Highly Commended
Elisha G, Vinnie L & Victor H - Highly Commended
Keira-Leigh W & Caitlin S - Highly Commended
Charlotte M & Mia K - Highly Commended
Witherlea School Disco
Mini Food Drive - 19th of October
Friends of Witherlea
Empower Kids Charity Dinner
School Start First Impressions Marlborough is a local charity that works to provide new entrant students in Marlborough with all the supplies they need for their schooling career, along with providing everything they need to celebrate their fifth birthdays without placing undue financial strain on their whānau. This reduces the impact and stigma of childhood poverty in our local community, meaning all students in Marlborough can begin their schooling career happy and confident.
FREE classes for Witherlea School Students
Monday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:30pmWitherlea School Hall
Contact Instructor Aaron Falvey 027 380 5814 or contact us through our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/witherleatkd