3 way conferences Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November 2022

Kia ora koutou Netherby School Community.

We are as promised holding our 3 way conferences in Term 4 to make up for the missed conferences this year in Term 1 due to Covid.  We would like to see all parents.   If a booking has not been made by Thursday 3rd November we will allocate you a time in the hope you are available to attend.  

The dates are: 

Tuesday 8 November 1pm to 6.30 pm. Note that school will close at 12.20pm, straight after lunch eating.  Wednesday 9 November 3.15 to 6pm.  A normal school day.

To make a booking follow the link or scan the code. 



At a loose end this school break and interested in basketball? Free basketball lessons in the school break for girls.



Health Consult 21st September, 3.15pm in the staffroom.

Kia ora koutou.

Ashburton Netherby School invites all community interested to attend the bi - annual health consultation scheduled on the 21st of September at 3.15 in the school staffroom.

An email has been sent with the necessary documentation fro your perusal.

Kind regards


Whānau Hui - Tuesday 9 August 3.15pm in the staffroom. All welcome.

Our Termly Whānau Hui will take place Tuesday 9 August at 3.15pm in our staffroom. All whānau invited. Refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you all in the capacity of being the voice for our school for our tamariki. This hui will also be used to designed the annual consultation. Ngā mihi nui.


Board Elections and Mask Wearing Term 3 2022

Kia ora Netherby School Community.

I trust you are all well. The break is coming to an end and I assume your children are keen to get back to school, mine certainly are.

In Term 3 the Ministry of Health highly recommends mask wearing for students Yr. 4 and above for the first four weeks of term. We send this message, but ultimately like many schools in our area and afar, leave the call up to you, as in it is optional to wear a mask until mandated. For more information on masks please visit the Ministry of Health websites.

School Board Elections
The Board elections are taking place.
Dates are as follows.
Monday 25 July - nominations posted out
Wednesday 27 July - main roll closes
1st August - supplementary roll closes
17 August - nominations close at noon
24 August - voting papers issued before this date assuming we need to go to a vote. Voting box will be in the school office
Monday 26th September - postal votes accepted to this date
27 September - votes counted at noon
28 September 2022 - New Board takes office

So look out for the nomination form and if you are keen to be involved with the school at the Governance level get nominated, or at the least have a chat with current School Board Members or speak to me, the principal.

Enjoy the weekend.

Ngā mihi nui

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.


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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