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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

Change of Venue for Kapahaka Performance on Thurs

Tue Jun 21 06:30pm

Kia ora everyone,


Please note that our senior kapahaka performance this Thurs at 1:30pm as part of the Hiwa event, has been moved from Seymour Square to the Youth Trust building on Redwood St. This is due to Seymour Square grounds being so wet.  


Ngā mihi

Scholastic Bookclub (Issue 4) closes this Thursday 23 June at 9am.

Mon Jun 20 04:24pm

Community Consultation

Mon Jun 20 03:58pm

Dear Parents/Whānau,


We are currently undertaking a very quick survey related to our strategic planning which only involves 3 tick boxes. We would really appreciate you taking the time to complete this online survey by 1 July, or alternatively, you can complete it via a sticky dot activity at our upcoming Matariki/Community Breakfast morning on Thurs 23 June. Please only complete the survey once.  


Thank you,


Cheryl and The Whitney Street School Board

Learning Progress Meetings – Please book in your time and note it on your calendar

Fri Jun 17 02:26pm

The following notice will be arriving home in your bags on Monday. Please feel free to follow this link to book your time in for the Learning Progress Meetings in Week 10. 


Thank you!


Use the code:  2pnd6 


School Interviews Online

DISCO TONIGHT! (Click for more information)

Fri Jun 17 02:06pm

Kia ora Whānau


Please read the poster carefully – especially in regards to the time that the different ages attend the disco. The west-facing doors of the hall is where you will be signing your child in. Your child may need a coat at this point as it is sometimes makariri/cold. At the end, please enter the hall and sign your child out via the office door.
Thank-you!
From the PSG – Parent Support Group


Matariki Morning Celebrations & Community Breakfast – Thurs 23 June

Wed Jun 15 03:46pm

Kia ora koutou,


Please see the following poster for details of our upcoming Matariki Morning Celebrations and Community Breakfast:



 

Disco – NEXT FRIDAY! (All information on the poster)

Fri Jun 10 11:46am

 

Our mufti day theme tomorrow is to dress in the colours of the Westpac Trust Helicopter, i.e. red and yellow.

Thu May 26 09:16pm

Tomorrow (Friday 27 May) we have another mufti day. This is to raise funds for the Westpac Trust Helicopter, which is such an important service, especially living in Marlborough. The Westpac Bank also supports our Lights Over Marlborough Fundraiser every year, providing staff, etc to help with the banking. So this year we are keen to give back. Our mufti day theme is to dress in the colours of the Westpac Trust Helicopter, i.e. red and yellow.



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Could you possibly volunteer 25 minutes per week on Friday mornings to help with Road Patrol supervision on Eltham Road? (8:30am – 8:55am)

Tue May 24 05:30pm

We would love to hear from you! Please contact Christee at dalzell@whitneystreet.school.nz or send a text to 0212115638 if you think you might like to give it a go. For more information click here.


Kia tūpato. Me tiaki tātou i a tātou. 
Be safe. Look after each other. 

School Photos

Tue May 24 11:02am

School photos will be coming home later this week. If you would like to purchase them please follow the instructions on the envelope, and online payment would be preferred if possible. Orders and payment are required by Friday 10 June.  


If you require more photo orders for family members who do not live together, please organise this among yourselves as we have only been sent one pack per child. If this is an issue please contact school by Thursday 12 noon.


Thank you

Bullying-Free NZ Week 2022 & Pink Shirt Day – This Friday 20 May

Wed May 18 08:06pm

This year’s theme is He Kōtuinga mahi iti, he hua pai-ā rau – Small ripples create big waves. The small actions we take to help prevent bullying will together create a wave of change.


We will be having a pink shirt day this Friday 20 May. Children are encouraged to wear pink to support this cause. Please note this is optional and there is no donation required.


For more information Click HERE



 

Scholastic Bookclub closes this Thursday 19th May at 9am

Wed May 18 09:25am

Matariki Celebrations – Whānau Involvement – Thurs 23 June

Wed May 11 03:15pm

Kia ora Whitney Whānau,


We here at Whitney Street are getting very excited about Matariki which is being celebrated this year at the end of June. With Friday 24th June being a public holiday, we are planning on a kura Matariki celebration the day before, Thursday 23rd June.


We are going to have an open morning from 7am to 8:30am on Thursday 23 June where whānau will be able to enjoy Matariki-based activities. We will also be holding a community breakfast for our school families between 7:30am and 8:30am in the school hall.


We would absolutely love to have whānau involved in our open morning and we are putting a call out to anybody who may have skills to share with our tamariki and kaiako. This could include flax weaving, telling of local legends/stories, string games, arts or crafts, etc.


Please pop in and see Helen (R9) or Andy (R3), or alternatively you can email them at:


Helen – macfarlane@whitneystreet.school.nz


Andy – facer@whitneystreet.school.nz


Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you, preferably by the end of next week (20 May) so we can begin organising the activities.

Reminder: Tomorrow is SCHOOL PHOTO’s

Mon May 09 01:04pm

 

Mufti Day Tomorrow – Gold Coin Donation

Thu May 05 07:09pm

 

50 Cent Milo’s in the mornings (Weeks 1,2,3)

Tue May 03 08:53pm

 

Mufti Day – This Friday 6 May

Mon May 02 01:58pm

 

Returning to school under Orange Level

Fri Apr 29 10:47am

Kia ora koutou – hello everyone,


We hope you have all had a relaxing holiday break with your families, and that you have managed to stay well. With over a third of our students being affected by COVID last term, we hope that the worst is over for our school and we can return to some sense of normality in the new term.


As we are now operating in the Orange level, we wanted to give you an update on what this means for our school.  Please refer to this document and give Cheryl a call on 027 321 8022 for any queries you may have.


We look forward to seeing the students again on Monday.


Ngā mihi – kind regards,


Cheryl and the WSS Staff

Silent Auction at Comedy for a Cause

Wed Apr 27 03:39pm

The Clubs of Marlborough and Marlborough Comedy are proud to be supporting the 2022 Drop for Youth Blenheim skydivers with a comedy night! The line-up of comedians includes: Alan McElroy, Jerome Chandrahasen, Glenn Kirby, Chris Lippiatt and Glenn Cousins. 


Our Whitney Street Team is currently $1618 away from their goal of $3000, which needs to be raised before jumping in four weeks! We are hoping our community can help. We are needing quite urgently, items/experiences that perhaps you or your business would be able to donate for the silent auction happening at ‘Comedy for a Cause’. 


All funds raised from these items/experiences would go directly into our Give-A-Little fund-raising funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation which underpins our Kiwi Can programme. If you have an item/experience you think you, or your business could donate, please email Jade – lee@whitneystreet.school.nz  


If you are unable to donate an item or experience, please remember we also have our Give-A-Little page – every little bit counts! 


Thank you so much for your continued support. Every donation makes jumping that little bit easier!


Jade, Adam and Mary-Anne

Cyber Safety Warning: Huggy Wuggy

Fri Apr 22 02:39pm

Kia ora everyone,


This notice is to alert you to a razor-toothed teddy bear character, known as Huggy Wuggy, who has been appearing in videos that could upset younger children. While there is no need for panic, police have been warning parents and schools to be vigilant of younger children engaging with the now-viral social media character. Please be vigilant and know what your children are accessing on digital platforms over the holiday break.


Kind regards,


Whitney St School 

Please keep those sports shirts coming back to school. We still have a number missing and there are winter sports coming up. Thank you!

Tue Apr 12 08:57am

Our PSG meeting will be an Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Wednesday 13 April at 6pm, in the staffroom. We would love to see you there.

Sun Apr 10 05:14pm

Parent Support Group (PSG) Meeting – Wed 13 April


The PSG (Parent Support Group) do an amazing job of raising money for the school, primarily through organising our annual ‘Lights Over Marlborough’ event. They contribute funds to the school and over recent years have helped pay for such things as devices, kapa haka uniforms, Archgolas over Blocks B and C, new pathways, and scooter stands. They have recently offered to contribute to the costs of the All-Weather Surface.


The next PSG meeting will be an Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Wednesday 13 April at 6pm, in the staffroom. We would love to see you there.

School Photos – Please add the date to your calendar and let us know if you would like whānau/group/sibling shots. (Info in image).

Fri Apr 08 02:21pm

 

Basketball Notice

Thu Apr 07 03:09pm

Kia ora koutou,


Thank you to everybody who has already returned their basketball notices to Room 1. If you still need to hand this in, please get it to me before Wednesday 13th April (next week). Once the notice is returned, please click the link below and fill in the registration form. This is a really important step as in order for your child to be placed in a team they will need to be registered online. 



Register Here

Would anyone be interested in sharing Road Patrol Supervision on Eltham Rd, in the afternoon’s, every 2nd Wednesday?

Mon Apr 04 01:43pm

If so, please contact Christee. 


Many thanks! 


dalzell@whitneystreet.school.nz


or text on 0212115638

Scholastic Bookclub (Issue 2) closes this Thursday 31st March at 9am

Tue Mar 29 12:15pm

URGENTLY REQUIRED! Please check around your home for any sport shirts and return them to school, room 15 please. A large number are missing.

Mon Mar 28 01:37pm

WINTER HOCKEY. Notices went home today. If your child is interested but away sick, please email dikmans@whitneystreet.school.nz for info.

Mon Mar 28 01:23pm

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