On Monday, November 12, 2018 by Netherby School

REMINDER: School Closure - Teacher Strike Wednesday 14 November 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Board of Trustees cannot provide teaching for students during the upcoming strike. The NZEI has advised the Ashburton Netherby Board of Trustees that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide the normal teaching services during the strike. The school will need to close during this strike.

It is important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike, as the school will be CLOSED.

I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern in making this decision.

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact me if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Yours sincerely,

Board Chair

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Netherby School
Pasifika Fono, today, 1st November 2018 seated by 3.20 in the Netherby School hall. Be great to see you all.
On Monday, October 29, 2018 by Netherby School

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Maloe e lelei, Ni sa bula

This Thursday we are holding a Fono specifically for our Pasifika Community in 
which you are invited to attend.

The Fono agenda is;

3.20 – Pasifika Cultural Group Performance led by Uini and Samantha

3.30 – welcome by Principal Mr Wheeler

3.40 – children to show you in their classes, show their learning to you

3.55 – return to hall for ‘tips card’ debrief

4.00 – go to stations and fill in surveys for us (children to play in playground)

4.15 – pizza provided for a snack, mix and mingle time

4.30 – free to leave school with tips card and after survey filled in

It would be great to see you all here for this bi-annual face to face Fono.

If your child is part of the Pasifika Cultural group we are seeking your permission to keep them 
here straight after school so they can get into their cultural dress ready for the performance.  
Please fill in the form handed out yesterday for the Pasifika Performance Group.

Kind regards

Phil Wheeler

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Netherby School
Kia ora. Below is our draft 9th Whanau Hui Agenda for Monday 29 October at 3.15pm 2018 in staff room. All are welcome to attend as well as contact me to add agenda items.


• Annual consult – paper consult result. View and comment – any actions in your view to employ?
• Minute that the Whanau Hui group will no longer require an ANZ account and we wish to close it down, withdraw the funds.
• Set next meeting time, draft agenda, date and time.

Finish with karakia

Regards Phil Wheeler, Principal
On Sunday, October 14, 2018 by Netherby School
A warm welcome back to school for Term 4. It is great to see all of the children here plus a few new children at school. We have started with the Life Education Bus today, which is always highlight for the children. Please keep an eye out for events such as the Athletics on Tuesday next week and various other activities described in the newsletter. Wishing you a great term.
On Monday, September 17, 2018 by Netherby School
You are all invited to our community afternoon on Thursday 20 Sep from 2 - 3pm where you can watch the children put on a small performance in the hall and then attend their class for healthy food and a look about at their learning. See you here.