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

2023 Holiday Opening Hours for Purchasing Stationery and Uniform

Monday 23 January 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 25 January – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 27 January 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Monday 30 January 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Kia ora koutou. Many thanks for all the Summer Football notice returns. Please remember today is the last day for returns.

Wed Feb 08 08:53am

If your child has been away but would still like to participate please email me (Andy Facer) at  facer@whitneystreet.school.nz before 7pm this evening.

Important App Alert Message

Fri Feb 03 08:41am

Please sign up to your child/ren’s new class(es) and groups (eg sports, kapa haka, road patrol) to receive any app alerts this year by clicking the link below. As your child joins groups over the year please remember to subscribe them.

Alert Group Selection Page

We would love to meet you at the Setting up for Success meetings on Monday. Please check you have made an appointment. See you there.

Thu Jan 26 02:39pm

Key Dates & Information for the Beginning the School Year 2023

Wed Jan 18 07:07pm

Kia ora Whitney Whānau,

We hope you are having a relaxing break with friends and loved ones. Just a quick app alert to remind you of a few key dates and some information regarding the beginning of the 2023 school year.

Holiday Office Opening Hours for Stationery and Uniform Purchases:

Monday 23 January
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday 25 January
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday 27 January
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Monday 30 January
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Setting Up for Success Meetings – Kanohi ki te Kanohi  – Face-to-Face 

Our Setting Up for Success Meetings are planned for students and their whānau/parents/caregivers on Monday 30 January. We would like the meetings to focus on getting to know our learners in greater depth so that they are set up for success for the year.  You are a vital part of this process as you have knowledge of your children that we may or may not be aware of. Please book your time slot online at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the code tam8x

Please feel free to answer these questions prior to the conference or just think about them and the teacher can
write in the details at the conference.

(If you have difficulty with this please contact Adele at office@whitneystreet.school.nz ). 

First Regular School Day

We look forward to seeing all of your children on Tuesday 31 January for their first regular day of school.

If you have any queries please contact Cheryl at principal@whitneystreet.school.nz  or phone 027 321 8022.

Ngā mihi nui,

Whitney Street Staff

Setting Up For Success in 2023 Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Merry Christmas & Holiday Office Hours

Thu Dec 15 12:17pm

Merry Christmas and have a happy holiday break with your families everyone!


For your convenience, the Office Opening Hours are below and are also on the Home page of our website (scroll down). The school Term Dates are also on the website under the News & Events tab (scroll down).

2023 Holiday Opening Hours for Purchasing Stationery and Uniform
Monday 23 January 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 25 January – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 27 January 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Monday 30 January 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ngā mihi,

Cheryl & the Whitney Street School Staff


Swimming Pool Keys

Wed Dec 14 03:48pm

The pool is up and running. We have a few pool keys left to hire out for the summer at a cost of $50. If you would like one please contact the office tomorrow morning. School will be closed after 12noon tomorrow, and our holiday office hours are on the home page of our website.


2023 Class Placement, Stationery and ‘Setting Up for Success’ Notice

Mon Dec 12 02:51pm

Hello everyone,

Today your child will be bringing home their 2023 Class Placement letter. Included in this notice will be other information including stationery requirements, office hours for January, camps, and booking for your individual ‘Setting Up for Success’ meetings on Monday 30 January.

We hope you enjoyed reading your child’s reports that were sent home last Friday, and also seeing their progress in Reading, Writing and Maths on Hero. If you would like any help with this please contact your child’s teacher or myself.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our End of Year Leavers Assembly being held in the Richmond View School Auditorium this Wednesday starting at 1pm.

Ngā mihi nui,



Board Meeting Summary

Mon Dec 12 02:38pm

Kia ora koutou,

Please see our latest Board Meeting Summary here.

Ngā mihi,

WSS Board

Road Patrol Supervisor needed for 2023 (Monday mornings and Tuesday after School) 25 minutes once a week

Mon Dec 12 11:06am

Mōrena e te whānau,

We are desperately seeking someone to supervise Road Patrol on Maxwell on Monday mornings and/or Tuesday after School for next year. 

This is 25 minutes of your time (once a week) and it helps to make sure that our tamariki get to and from school safely. 

If you (or maybe even a grandparent) are able to lend a hand and volunteer your time, It would be greatly appreciated. Please contact either the school office or Christee. 

Ngā mihi 

— All Contacts —

The Whitney Kings are Winners!

Fri Dec 09 01:27pm

We are super stoked to announce that our Year 5/6 touch team (The Whitney Kings) just won the WHOLE year 5/6 Grade in Marlborough! Rumour has it that it has been about 16 years since Whitney has won the bragging rights to this spot. The team remained unbeaten all season. 

In the final last night, they were 3-1 down at halftime against Springlands. Putting aside the nerves and stress of trailing by 2 points, The Whitney Kings came back to win 5-3 when the final whistle blew. You’re Whitney Whānau are so proud of you!

Aroha nui Frankie Paulo for taking the time to coach the team and help them achieve such success!

Kobe, Jayden, Ayla, Harry, Miller
Ezale, Flo, Paige and Reon. 


Tennis and Touch sport shirts back next week please.

Thu Dec 08 09:04am

Dance Performance Times (Friday) & WET & WILD (Thursday & Friday)

Mon Dec 05 05:17pm

Last week and this week, we have our fabulous ‘Dances for Schools’ programme taking place. Each class has a daily dance lesson culminating in an exciting energetic performance that parents/whānau are most welcome to come and view in the hall on Friday morning. 

Performance 1 – 10:30 – 11:00am
Rooms 3, 4 and half of Room 8
Rooms 11 and 12
Rooms 5/6/7

Performance 2 – 11:30am – 12:00pm
Room 1, 2 and half of Room 8
Rooms 9 and 10
Room 17 and 18
Room 15 and 16

On Thursday & Friday, we have WET & WILD Activities. Please read the notice below that will let you know when your child will need to bring their togs. 

Thank you!


All library books and readers need to be returned to the school library ASAP – thank you!

Mon Dec 05 03:33pm

Health Programme Consultation

Fri Nov 25 08:32am

Kia ora whānau,

Please complete this very short survey regarding our Health Curriculum.

Have a lovely Friday and enjoy the weekend.


Scholastic Bookclub (Issue 8) closes this week on 25th November at 9am. Last one for the year – great for Christmas presents. Get in quick!

Tue Nov 22 08:07am

Calendar Glitch

Thu Nov 17 06:00pm

We have experienced a couple of problems with our calendar orders but the company will address those and have them back to Whitney Street in 2-3 weeks. A couple of parents have discovered that they have an issue with the calendars. One is missing the month of May and another has an extra month! 
If you could check your calendars, please? If they do have a problem, return them to the school office by Tuesday afternoon with a note on them stating the issue. It is a tight turnaround to have them redone by the end of the term so hence the short time frame. 
Fingers crossed not too many are incorrect.

The Whitney Staff

CORRECTION: There is a Staff Only Day (SOD) on Monday 21 November. This means our kura is closed this coming Monday.

Thu Nov 17 11:02am


Summer Football

Wed Nov 16 12:23pm

A friendly reminder that Summer Football starts tonight!  Games are held at the A & P Showgrounds.  You can find the draw on the Marlborough Football Facebook page  Marlborough Football

If you haven’t already, please get in touch with your coach asap to let them know your child will be playing today.

Don’t forget a water bottle on this hot and sunny Marlborough day!

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