Week 3 Term 2 Panui

Wednesday - 10th May 2023

Principal Message

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

Recently the Leadership and Admin Team have reviewed how we communicate with you and developed a draft strategy which we invite your feedback on. The following guiding principles were used:

  • We aim to avoid duplication of information.

  • Information should be easily locatable for future reference.

  • Important information needs to be prominent and accurate.

  • Communication needs to be proactive to enable effective organisation.

  • We encourage the community to address concerns and queries directly rather than via external social media platforms.

  • Staff value and will prioritise time for face to face communication.

  • Communication with staff needs to be done between 8.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday.

  • We have a duty of care to protect privacy when publishing content online.

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If you have any feedback to affirm the draft strategy or wish to suggest improvements, please drop me a quick line: principal@witherlea.school.nz

Good luck to our gymnastics team who compete in the interschools at the stadium tomorrow and all students involved in winter sporting codes this weekend!

Ngā manaakitanga,

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;

Annabelle K, Elise K, Arthur K, Ze Hun O, Isla M, Avy B, Theo C, Evangeline N , Krisvin N

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;


Dorian B - Being a respectful kind and friendly young man. What a lucky class we are to have you showing us everyday what consideration and friendliness looks and sounds like. You rock modelling our school motto.

Victoria A - Consistently showing kindness and integrity. You are such an important part of what makes room 7 so special.


Annabelle H - Consistently demonstration of quality leadership by setting a positive example to your peers through your responsible actions and respectful attitude.

Gurleen T - Showing kindness to others who needed help at fundamental skills. You're such an awesome role model Gurleen!


Ishana M - Your exceptional holiday reading Ka pai! Ishanna your brain is growing bigger and bigger!

Harry L - Harry, you have a strong sense of fairness and always speak up for what you know is the right way to act and treat others. The way you model this to your classmates shows what an awesome leader you are.

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

School Photos - Due this Friday

Orders are due back by the 12th of May. Please ensure sample photo is still on the order form when it is returned as this is needed to process your order. If you have any questions please contact the office.

Upcoming Important Dates

5th of June - King's Birthday - School Closed

7th of June - Swimming Sports - Stadium 2000 (TBA)

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

20th June - Whole School Cross Country

23rd June - Reports go home

28th June - Matariki Hikoi and Hui

30th June - Last day of Term 2

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