whitney street school blenheim 2016

whitney street school blenheim 2016


18 Feb – 1 March- 'Stride n Ride' - a 2 week active transport initiative aimed at encouraging students to use more active forms of transport to/from school for more than 10mins per day. Prizes are up for grabs for students, classrooms and schools that have shown the highest uptake of walk, cycle, scooter or skate. Do you live too far from school to use active transport? Consider a Park n’ Stride option – simply find a safe route on the map, park nearby (10mins minimum walk within the day) and be sure to try it out as a family for the first few times.
See the brochure that has been sent home.

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

Subway Lunches every Thursday - Orders need to be into the office by 9am on Thursdays
                                                  Check out the Piritahi Kahui Ako (CoL) website here

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), respectful (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 offer 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.