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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

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!

URGENT – 4 or 5 strong helpers needed for 1 hour at LOM

Fri Nov 04 02:10pm

Hello everyone,

We are in urgent need of 4-5 strong people to help us put out the security fence gates at Lights Over Marlborough from 8am to 9am at A&P Showgrounds on Sat 12 Nov.

Please email principal@whitneystreet.school.nz, send a text, or give Cheryl a ring on 027 321 8022 to let her know if you can help.

Thanks very much in anticipation!



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Would your child/ren like to upskill in Hockey? here is an opportunity. . Follow the link below for more information and to register.

Thu Nov 03 07:32am

Junior Summer Hockey Challenge (2022)
Challenge yourself with learning new skills and gameplay over a 6-week period.

A great chance to stay involved in the game, or give hockey a go if it has been something you have been thinking about. Numbers are limited so get in fast! 

$30 per person 

Year 0-2  Tuesday 4pm – 4.45pm (8th Nov – 13th Dec)

Year 3-4   Monday 3.30 – 4.15 pm (7th Nov – 12th Dec)

Year 5-6   Monday 4.30pm – 5.15pm (7th Nov – 12th Dec)

Year 7/8   Monday 5.30pm – 6.30pm (7th Nov – 12th Dec)

Each session will involve skills based on their age/skill level. These will include things such as;

– Basic skills, hitting, pushing, trapping

– Elimination skills

– Positioning/Leading

– Tackling techniques

– Game play

By the end of the programme, children should have a better understanding of Hockey, its positions, and improved execution of basic skills.



Mufti Day – THIS FRIDAY! (Chocolate or a Mystery Bottle)

Tue Nov 01 02:48pm


Scholastic Bookclub (Issue 7) closes this Thursday 3rd November at 9am

Tue Nov 01 01:06pm

LOM Poster & Volunteer Sheet

Thu Oct 27 03:40pm

Hello everyone,

Lights Over Marlborough (LOM) is fast approaching with just over 2 weeks to go! Today each child brought home an A4 poster promoting LOM and we would really appreciate you putting it in your car windows, and telling everyone you know about it. We need as many people as possible to attend to make the event a successful fundraiser, so spread the word!

Also, children of parents/whānau who offered to help on stalls and rides have brought home the sheet showing times and places. Please check for your highlighted name on the sheet.

We would still like a few people in reserve in case of last minute cancellations so please contact Cheryl on principal@whitneystreet.scgool.nz or call 027 321 8022 to put your name on the reserve list.

Thanks very much everyone, and fingers crossed for fine weather and a great evening.

This Thursday’s Taiopenga Performance: Important Message

Tue Oct 25 10:57am

Kia ora whānau,

Thank you so much to all the parents and caregivers who have offered to help at this Thursday’s Taiopenga performance. We are lucky to have such a supportive and wonderful whānau!

As the tamariki will be travelling to Marlborough Girls College on buses, we will not have space for all the adults who have offered to help. We would, however, appreciate help getting our tamariki ready in the hall on Thursday morning. Students have been asked to arrive at 8.30 am.

Of course, we would love to see you all at Marlborough Girls College for what we know is going to be an amazing performance. A reminder that our junior students are performing at 10.15 am and our seniors are at 10.45 am.

Ngā mihi,

Helen Macfarlane

Room 3 in search of fabric.

Fri Oct 21 03:26pm

We are in search of donated fabrics for our Lights Over Marlborough project. In particular bright, bold colours and bright patterns that would attract a kid audience! We want to make scrunchies, hacky sacks, and wheat bags. Easy-to-sew material (or alternatively swim material) would be our preference. All materials can be delivered to Room 3. Thanks! 

Mufti-day this Friday (Information in the poster attached)

Mon Oct 17 07:10pm


Road Patrol this week & gates

Tue Sep 27 07:54am

Kia ora Whānau
Please be aware that while our Wairau Hub students are on camp next week, there may not be ‘normal’ Road Patrol. You may need to help your children cross Maxwell and Eltham Roads in the final week of Term 3. 

Also, for the safety of our youngest students, you may occasionally find the gates locked. If this is the case, the main gate off Whitney Street by the office door will be unlocked for you to use. Thanks for your understanding in regard to both of these things.

Have a great ‘short’ week! 

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!


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


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


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