Week 1 Term 4 Panui

Wednesday - 19th October 2022

Principal Message

Principal Message

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

Welcome to the final term for 2023 with just 40 school days left in the year! Term 4 is a busy and fun term with lots of celebrations and special events to look forward to. In case you’ve misplaced your calendar, a digital version can be accessed here.

It’s great to see a quick uptake in hat wearing this term, many thanks for your support with this. We have ordered new shade sails for the sawdust pit and village courtyard which will be installed in the next couple of weeks. The pool has been repainted and will be open for class swimming from Week 3 onwards. Teachers will advise when they plan to start class swimming as this will vary with age and other calendar commitments.

The leadership team are currently working on plans for 2023 including class placements. We would appreciate knowing if anyone is not planning to return in the new year. If this is the case, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

We are noticing an increase in damage to school property over the last few months. Our community has worked hard to provide quality school facilities and the board welcomes the community to use these out of school hours. We ask you to help us put a stop to the senseless acts of a few individuals by reporting any incidents to the office or myself with details of date and time. This information will help us to identify offenders using our recorded CCTV footage. We also remind community users of our grounds that dogs, skateboards and bikes are not permitted.

Remember to pop down on Tuesday to support the kids in the School Athletics Day if you are able to.

Enjoy the long weekends ahead!

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;

Isla B, Joshua B, Apprish K, Holly D, Chloe B, Ari H, Gracie H, Alaris F, Sophie S, Michael S, Dongrui L

Welcome to School Certificates are given out at our Flag Raising on a Monday morning at 9am. During Red Light, ONLY parents of New Students receiving Welcome Certificates can be onsite.

Life Education Cancellation

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Life Education for years 4-6 has been cancelled for term 4.

As many parents/caregivers have made the $5 payment for this we are happy to offer a refund. (no refunds will be given to students, please present in person)

If you do require a refund, you are welcome to come to the office from next Tuesday the 25th of October.

If your child is in the Kauri Team (Rooms 10,11 & 13) and you have paid for Life Ed the $5 will be transferred to the Indoor Centre Fun Day which also has a cost of $5

If you are unsure if you have made payment or have any other questions please contact the office.

Bohally Open Session

School will bus all Year 6's down to the Open Session and back to school. Parents & whanau can meet us there and join their children.
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Marlborough Science Fair

Congratulations to Charlotte H for winning Gold, and Emmeline W/Grace M for Highly commended at the Marlborough Science Fair at the end of term 3.
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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is on from the 21st - 25th of November

Book Character Dress Up Day - Friday 25th of November

Athletics Day Timetable

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Term 4 Events

Week 1 - Wiki Tuatahi

MON 17 October - FRI 21 October

Wednesday 19th October

Newsletter Day

Week 2 - Wiki Tuarua

TUES 24 October - FRI 28 October

Monday 24th October


Tuesday 25th October

School Athletics Day

Thursday 27th October

School Athletics Day - Postponement

National Earthquake Drill

Week 3 - Wiki Tuatoru

MON 31 October - FRI 4th November

Monday 31st October

SCHOOL CLOSED - Marlborough Anniversary Day

Wednesday 2nd November

Newsletter Day

1st - 4th November Kauri Camp - Teapot Valley

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;


Poppy G - Being a friendly, positive, kind & caring member of Room 13


Roman H - You are such a kind and welcoming student Roman, and take time out of your day to help others - what an awesome classmate!

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

Early Words Recognition

These certificates will be given out at Flag Raising on a Monday at 8:50am - you will be contacted if your child is getting an award so you can join us.

Aurora C, Reo P, Brayden B, Sophie M, Giacomo G

We are very proud of the effort towards learning that our youngest students put in as the Early Words is the start of mastery at Witherlea School.

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