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WHITNEY STREET SCHOOL

The Whitney Way – The Way We Learn
Ko te ara o te Witini – te ako tika

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.

What's happening at Whitney Street School?

Latest Notifications

Whitney St School Etham Road Entranceway Survey

Thu Sep 22 02:29pm

Kia ora Whānau/Caregivers,


We are looking at the possibility of moving or developing our Etham Road Entrance along to the double gates beside the Playcentre, moving the fencing back to provide a larger and safer apron to access the school. The area would be landscaped, and would have a path connecting to our other pathways, etc. We would appreciate some feedback around this idea. This survey is entirely optional to complete and we will be closing it next Thursday 29 September.


Thank you.

We are urgently in need of a Road Patrol Supervisor for Maxwell Road on Monday mornings

Thu Sep 22 02:17pm

Kia Ora Whānau


We are urgently in need of a Road Patrol Supervisor for Maxwell Road on Monday mornings. If you (or maybe even a grandparent) are able to help/āwhina, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Christee by clicking on the button below or let Adele know in the office.


Īmēra – Email Christee by clicking here
Kia pai tō koutou rā!
Have a jolly day everyone!

CALENDAR ORDERS CLOSE TOMORROW

Thu Sep 22 10:49am

If you haven’t already checked out your child’s Calendar Art, please make sure you do. They are absolutely stunning! These pieces of art make great Christmas presents for the person who has everything! Order forms were sent out on Monday and orders close tomorrow Friday 23 September. We realise this is a short turn around but the orders have to be collated and sent away by the end of the term to ensure delivery in mid-Term 4. This is an annual school fundraiser and the money we make goes towards classroom resources.


Many thanks


Janet Hardley

Friday: Community Breakfast AND Mufti/Mad Hair Day

Tue Sep 20 04:22pm


 


 


 

Science Fair Boards & Community Breakfast

Wed Sep 14 03:29pm

The Whitney Street School Science fair will be happening tomorrow from 9:30am for Year 5/6 students.

If any parents would like to view entries, boards will be displayed with any awards during Community Breakfast next Friday morning in Rooms 1-4 until 9am. 

Thank you for all of your support. 



Silent Auction: LOM – Can you help?

Wed Sep 14 02:04pm

 

Lights Over Marlborough – Volunteers Required Please Saturday 12 November 2022

Mon Sep 12 10:13am

‘Lights Over Marlborough’ is our main fundraiser for the school and is a huge event so we need everyone’s help. We are excited to be able to hold it again after not being able to last year due to Covid restrictions.

After reading the pink slip below, please email Cheryl by Thursday 29 September with what you would like to help with or print this PDF. The PSG (Parent Support Group) need to start getting things organised as the time is fast approaching.

Thank-you for your support!


Volunteer Slip Here

School Cross Country this Tuesday

Sun Sep 11 11:29am

Kia ora everyone,


This is to let you know, if you don’t already, that each Hub will be holding their Cross-Country event this coming Tuesday (13 Sept). 


It will be quite relaxed being held on school grounds. We can’t give you exact timings except that Wairau will be run from 10am -11am, and Ōpaoa and Taylor from 11:30am – 1pm. Ōpaoa will start straight after play followed by Taylor.


You are most welcome to come along and watch the children run. We apologise for the late notice, this was an oversight on our behalf.


Ngā mihi


Cheryl 

Whitney Street gate Safety – PLEASE BE CAREFUL

Tue Sep 06 09:28am

We are very concerned with the way children are crossing the road at the Whitney St gate entrance after school. Parents are reporting near misses as children run across the road, sometimes without looking, to meet caregivers waiting on Percy Street in their cars.



We also have the added problem of cars parking on the yellow lines and obscuring the vision of children trying to cross the road. To ensure the safety of all please:


   * Meet your children at the gate rather than have them  cross the road on their own, especially if they are young
   * Do not stop on the yellow lines


Thank you.

Check out the poster for more information about our Mystery Bottle Mufti Day, this Friday! (Click here)

Sun Sep 04 05:35pm

 

Seamstresses and tailors for our Pasifika group

Sat Sep 03 01:12pm

Malo e lei lei, talofa, kia orana, kia ora!


Later this month our wonderful Pasifika groups will be performing at the Pasifika Festival. Please could we have some help with sewing costumes? If you are able to help, please contact Andy Facer – facer@whitneystreet.school.nz. 


The Festival date is Saturday 24th  September, it will be an   outdoor event at St Mary’s School. 


Have a great weekend!


Malo ‘aupito, faafetai, ngā mihi nui


Andy

School Board Meeting Summary – June 2022

Thu Aug 04 11:23am

Kia ora Whānau/Families,


Here is the summary from the Whitney Street School Board of their June meeting. Sorry about the delay in sending this out.


Ngā mihi,


Whitney Street School Board

Nominations for School Board

Tue Jul 26 04:39pm

Nominations for our School Board close at noon next Wednesday 3rd August. If you would like to be on the Board please get yourself nominated and drop your form (sent home at the end of last term) into the school office. If you require another form they are available from the school office.


Please email a copy of your completed form with your candidate statement and photo to rowhitneystreet@gmail.com


 

Mask Wearing for the first four weeks of Term 3

Fri Jul 22 03:55pm

Kia ora koutou – hello everyone,


We hope you and your families have stayed well, or managed to get over illnesses during the holiday break. You may have heard on the news that the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health are recommending that schools implement students and staff wearing masks in Y3-6 again while indoors for at least the first four weeks of Term 3. This letter gives you more information.


At Whitney Street School we will operate as we did with wearing masks previously, in that we ask all Year 5/6 students to wear a mask, unless they have an exemption or you have given school a suitable reason, for the first four weeks of this coming term. Teachers and Teacher-Aides in these classes will also wear a mask.


In Taylor Hub with our Year 3/4 classes, the wearing of masks will be optional, but strongly encouraged, especially for Year 4 students.


We will also not hold any whole school hui in the first four weeks of term.


If you have any further queries, please contact Cheryl on 027 321 8022.


Kind regards,


Cheryl

Reminder: Please book in a time for a Progress Meeting

Mon Jul 04 02:16pm

Good afternoon

We are aiming for 100% turnout for our Learning Progress Meetings that are scheduled for this coming Wednesday and Thursday. 

If you haven’t done so already, please follow the instructions here and use the code 2pnd6 to book a 15-minute timeslot to discuss how your child is progressing. 

Please check your child’s bag for a note asking for their plans for our planned early finish on Wednesday. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Kind regards

The Whitney Street School Staff



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Out Of Zone Enrolments – applications are open now. Click here for more information.

Fri Jul 01 03:16pm

 

After School Art Classes

Tue Jun 28 02:44pm

Kia ora koutou,


We have a person who is offering art classes in our school hall after school on Wednesdays starting next term. The lessons look fantastic if your child(ren) is keen, however there is a cost to parents. Please see this link for details.

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