Posted on 07 July 2022
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The tamariki at Netherby School in Ashburton are getting their school days off to a great start thanks to the school’s Whānau Hui Group and a new partnership between the school and NBS (Nelson Building Society).
The school’s Whānau Hui breakfast club has been operating for some time and in the last 2 years has been managed and run daily by Jordyn Love and Graeme Dowie. Following Netherby School’s recent change to bank with NBS, the banking services provider has looked to strenghten the relationship by sponsoring the programme for the next two years.
Principal Phil Wheeler says “We are very happy to have received this level of support from NBS. Their generous contribution will make such a difference to our breakfast club and ultimately our tamariki. When their puku’s are full, our children are ready to learn.”
NBS has been present in the Mid Canterbury region for 10 years and is seeing a steady growth in its client base. Well known for its personal service and connection to local communities in the Nelson-Tasman and West Coast regions, Ashburtonians are now recognising and enjoying this same level of service and seeing the commitment that NBS makes to the community.
Now in its 160th year, NBS redistributed over $1 million of its profits back into the community last year and are keen to give more this year.
David Jones, Ashburton Branch Manager says “We are part of the fabric of our communities and we want to grow our market share and strengthen our connections. The more we grow, the more we can give back to the community.”
Jones continues “Netherby is the first school in the region to partner with us, but they are in great company with numerous other schools choosing to bank with NBS across our other regions. Schools are an important part of the community, so partnering with Netherby School is a great fit for us. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with the school and to providing further support to Netherby every year.”
Principal Phil Wheeler says “The transition to NBS has been a straightforward process, made easier by the relationship that I’ve built with David over the last few months. He has always been available to chat things through and has visited our school on several occasions.”