Week 7 Term 2 Panui

Wednesday - 7th June 2023

Principal Message

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Greetings to you all.

Thank you for your support with the early finish last week due to the Primary Teachers Paid Union Meeting. The Secretary of Education waived the normal requirement for 14 days notice to table a new offer for consideration ahead of planned industrial action. I am pleased to report that the revised offer has now been accepted resolving this prolonged negotiation.

This week we celebrated our wonderful Support Staff (groundsman, office staff, teacher aides and Reading Recovery Teacher) who are so pivotal in our organisation. Thank you to each of them for going above and beyond on a daily basis to make Witherlea the wonderful place it is for our students.

Yesterday we held our first Witherlea Swimming Sports for children in years 3-6 at the Stadium. It was great to see so many parents get along and support this event and we thank those who helped out in the running of it. Our students did us incredibly proud both in the water and through their exceptional behaviour on the sideline. Certificates will be presented to place getters at assembly on Monday. Congratulations to Room 21 and 19 who won their respective class relays securing bragging rights!

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Have a great weekend!

Ngā manaakitanaga

Symon Beattie


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Welcome to Witherlea School

We wish to welcome these new students and their families and whānau to our school and community;

Andres S, Aria H, Annaya D, Blake A, Addison M

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;


Krisvin N - You have settled into room 4 and Witherlea School so amazingly. You are such a team player and always a helping hand. You show the school values with everything that you do.

Heath J - For being an absolute superstar in Room 5! You always use your manners and try your best with everything you do. You are a real hidden treasure with the kindness you show your peers!


Arnica A - Arnica always shows kindness and fairness towards her classmates in Room 8. She is thoughtful and supportive, we are lucky to have her in our room.

Isla A - Isla always shows our school values in the classroom and in the playground. She is kind and fair letting others join in and ensuring they feel safe, always with a smile. Miharo - Amazing Isla!


Kaden R - epitomising our school values. You are kind, safe and fair, an you are a role model that all students can aspire to be. I am so proud of you and thankful to have you in room 19!

Reuben J - For making sensible choices and choosing to take the right path. Reuben you are showing kindness to others around you and helping out when someone needs assistance. Great work!

The awards are for recognition in displaying and modelling our school motto and values; Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair.


Our Jumping June event is fast approaching and will be on Thursday 15th June. Please see the timetable for info.

At 9am we will begin the day by having every student in the school skipping together. After this, classes have been split into groups and will take part in a skipping circuit. Parents are welcome to drop in and watch their child taking part.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in fundraising for this event. So far, we have raised over $23,000 for the Heart Foundation and have the majority of our school registered on the Jumping June site. Thank you all for your generosity.

Mr Dan Stephens

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Cross Country Notice

Witherlea School Cross Country is on Tuesday 20th June. All students will be taking part and races will be starting on the Witherlea School field and extending out into Harling Park. Parents are welcome to come along and support their children. The Witherlea Parent Group (WPG) will be running a sausage sizzle at lunchtime for all children and parents, these are $2 each. The WPG will also be running a bake sale which will be for adults only. The coffee cart will be at school for the morning too. We look forward to seeing you there.

Whole School Cross Country Timetable

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Upcoming Important Dates

8th Of June - Year 3-6 Swimming Sports Stadium 2000

16th of June - Non uniform day (Westpac Helicopter)

23rd June - Reports go home

28th June - Matariki Hikoi and Hui

29th June - Matariki Hikoi and Hui - Postponement

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