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.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018 by Netherby School

Our school's draft strategic plan 2019 - 2021 is up on our website http://www.netherbyschool.co.nz/ along with a comment form as our way of community consultation in relation to our strategic plan. Please take the time to read this and make comment both to affirm or add to the plan. The cut off date for the consult will be set at 22 October 2018. Kind regards, Phil Wheeler, on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018 by Netherby School
Good morning. As you may know, we have the Home and School group cooking sausages on the athletics day here on Week 2 of Term 4 Tuesday the 23rd of October between 10 – 1 pm. If we do not get parent help here we are in trouble. We are asking for about 5 parents to help and commit to this day and liaise with Sarah Bartlett. Her contact details are 021 995 375. The Home and School Fundraising is hugely important to the school and needs your support. Kind regards and thanking you in advance.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Netherby School
Morena. Yesterday, surveys were sent out with oldest or only children who identify as Māori at our school. Please take the time to fill these in and get them returned before 31 August to be in the draw to win subway for the tamariki whose Whānau returned the survey filled in. We appreciate the effort and time you take to give us feedback and feed forward. Regards, Phil Wheeler, Principal
On Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Netherby School

REMINDER: School Closure - Teacher Strike Wednesday 15 August 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 15 August 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

Jason Adamson

On Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Netherby School

Community members interested in why we are striking are invited to the school staffroom at 3.15 Friday 3 August for question and answer time. All welcome.

On Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Netherby School

On Sunday, July 29, 2018 by Netherby School
Whānau Hui Meeting 3.15pm in School Staffroom on Monday 30 July.

The main purpose is to put together our annual consultation and what it is we want to be asking our Whānau in relation to teaching and learning here at our school. All Whānau welcome.

Nga mihi
On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Netherby School
Netherby School has embarked on a 6 week programme where children and teachers learn some skills and techniques on how to relax and regain focus in a busy world.  The programme was thoroughly enjoyed by all.




On Monday, July 23, 2018 by Netherby School
Whānau Hui Meeting 3.15pm in School Staffroom on Monday 30 July.

The main purpose is to put together our annual consultation and what it is we want to be asking our Whānau in relation to teaching and learning here at our school. All Whānau welcome.

Nga mihi
On Monday, July 23, 2018 by Netherby School
We are all set for 3 way conferences for early Term 3 in week 2. Once again we really appreciate you logging on and setting times that suit you to come and visit your teacher with your child to talk about their learning. If your child is in Room 7 then the 3 way conference will be with Miss Bishop where she will get to meet you and talk to the child’s school report or anything else you wish to talk about in relation to your child’s learning. As you can see the school will close on Tuesday the 31st July at 12.30 so teachers can get ready for 3 way conferences. Please collect your child at this time. On the Wednesday we have a normal school day.

1: To book a 3 way conference paste into your browser: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/
2: Then click on: ‘Make a Booking’
3: Type in password of: q72kx
4: Follow the prompts and select a time that suits

If you do not make a booking by Thursday 26 July of Week 1 Term 3 we will make the booking and send the time home to you. We wish and aim for all parents to attend these conferences as they are important for your child’s education.
On Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by Netherby School

On Friday the 6 July at 2.20pm in the hall we will be having Mrs.Hunt’s Leaving Assembly. All community members are most welcome. Mrs Hunt has been at Netherby School for the last 28 years and has been a tremendous asset during that time. We will thank her properly and purposefully at her Leaving Assembly. 

On Monday, July 02, 2018 by Netherby School
We are all set for 3 way conferences for early Term 3 in week 2. Once again we really appreciate you logging on and setting times that suit you to come and visit your teacher with your child to talk about their learning. If your child is moving to Room 7 then the 3 way conference will be with Miss Bishop where she will get to meet you and talk to the child’s school report or anything else you wish to talk about in relation to your child’s learning. As you can see the school will close on Tuesday the 31st July at 12.30 so teachers can get ready for 3 way conferences. Please collect your child at this time. On the Wednesday we have a normal school day.

1: To book a 3 way conference paste into your browser: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/
2: Then click on: ‘Make a Booking’
3: Type in password of: q72kx
4: Follow the prompts and select a time that suits

If you do not make a booking by Thursday 26 July of Week 1 Term 3 we will make the booking and send the time home to you. We wish and aim for all parents to attend these conferences as they are important for your child’s education.
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Netherby School

Teachers will be attending a paid union meeting today on the 20 June. As a result the school will be closed from 1.30pm so they can attend. We ask for you to please pick up your children at 1.30 during big play as all of our teachers will be off site at the meeting to negotiate better working conditions with the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI).