whitney street school blenheim 2016

whitney street school blenheim 2016


Wed 15 Aug -Strike Action

The Board of Trustees would like to advise that on Wednesday 15 August school will be CLOSED all day and you will need to make arrangements for your children to be collected, as there will be no teachers available to supervise students. The BOT appreciates that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact the BOT Chair (Andrea Craig) if you have any queries relating to this decision. 

Week 6 - Team Marohi (Rooms 3/4) Fundamental Skills

Week 8 - Team Awhi (Rooms 14/15/16) Fundamental Skills

Week 9 - Team Weka (Rooms 5/6) Fundamental Skills

Fri 28 September - Term 3 ends at 3pm




Etham Road Cycleway - please note that due to the new cycleway, there is now limited parking on Etham Road outside the school, and side streets may have to be utilized. The pedestrian crossing layout has changed to accommodate the cycleway as well, so please be aware of this.



Check out the new Piritahi Kahui Ako (CoL) website here

Remember to download the Whitney Street School App via Play Store (Android) or AppStore (Apple)

Kickstart Breakfasts are 3 days per week - Mon, Thurs, Fri starting Week 2
Subway Lunches every Thursday - Orders need to be into the office by 9am on Thursdays

Kia ora koutou katoa - Talofa lava - Mālō e lelei - Welcome to Whitney Street School!

We are very proud of our school and its place in our community. As a team, we all work hard to follow ‘The Whitney Way – the Way We Learn’  - 'Ko te ara o te Witini - te āko tika'.
This is our vision statement and is what guides us in our words, actions, thoughts, beliefs, learning, and the choices we make in our everyday lives. It is what we aspire to i.e. to be 'honest (matatiki), caring (manaaki), repectful (whakaute) learners (ākonga)'. 
‘The Whitney Way’ encompasses our core values of Honesty, Care and Respect.
‘The Way We Learn’ is our core business. At Whitney Street School, we learn by being self-managing, thinkers who are connected. We explored the qualities and skills that we want our children to possess so that they can thrive in their ever-changing and exciting future.

Programmes at our school focus on the learner as an individual and every child is valued. We strive to constantly improve and help each child work to achieve their potential. Our class groupings allow for collaborative planning between teachers and strong collegial support is a feature of our school. Quality e-learning is integrated across the curriculum. Our school reflects a good cross section of our wider community with a number of cultural groups being represented on our roll.

Our spacious, tree filled grounds offers a magnificent play environment and opportunities for sport and recreation. Our refurbished classrooms provide stimulating learning environments for our students. 

Parents of prospective students are welcome to call and visit or request further information about the school and its programmes.