Subway Cup Success

 Yesterday, the full Netherby Ripa Rugby Team headed to Oamaru to contest the Subway Cup, having qualified here in Ashburton a few weeks back. We made it all the way to the grand final where we lost to a better team on the day. However, 2nd place out of 20 other teams to make the finals, is a sterling effort and one worth celebrating. Credit to the wider team who all contributed to training practice, injury and illness cover, and for being there to support us on the field on the day. A shout out to Roz for her coaching of many of these players over the years, Tuvale for his on the day support, and Semi for coaching us to another level to be more competitive in this tournament. We had a truly awesome day. Great work Netherby Community. Not bad for a small family oriented school.


A big shout out to the Netherby School Support Staff!

A big shout out to the Netherby School Support Staff for all you do for our ākonga and kura.  Great work Andrena, Cassie, Jan, Maureen, Rachel and Jodi.  Enjoy the accolades, the morning tea and the NZEI paid union meeting today!  We look forward to the annual parade in the hall!   Have a great day.  From us all.

Both Annie Lee and Linda Bullock, first two on the left of the photo were also recognised for the support they provide to ākonga and the support staff themselves in their role.  Absent: Roz Cuter and Graeme Dowie. 


Netherby School Open Evening, Tuesday 14 June between 7 and 7.45pm.



School open evening - Tuesday 14 June 7 - 7.45pm


We invite all zoned families with prospective children to visit Netherby School. 

Why: As a general information evening to see and hear about our great family-oriented school

When: Tuesday 14 June from 7 - 7.45 pm in Room 7.

  We look forward to seeing you all then. 

Ngā mihi nui 

Phil Wheeler Principal


3 way conference reminder

Just a reminder that school will close tomorrow at 12.20 after lunch so we can have 3-way conferences. Normal day Wednesday. Also, Room 1 conferences in person are canceled, but you are able to phone Mrs Watson as detailed in the email at the scheduled conference time for both days.

Ngā mihi nui

NZSTA - School Board Elections

Morena Ashburton Netherby School Community. This year is the NZSTA Board elections year. This email is just a heads up to start thinking about if you would like to stand for election as a School Board member. Further information can be found here.

Of course, if you want to talk more about being on the School Board, you should speak to any of our current board members, Sarah and Nathan Bartlett, Amber Winter, Jenny Doak, or Samantha Halafihi.

Have a think or speak to someone else in the community whom you think would be great on the School Board. Look out for the election papers and further information here and in our newsletter.

Ngā mihi nui.

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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