Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Greetings, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Bonjour, Nǐ hǎo, Hallo, Hola, Kon'nichiwa, Namaste, G’day mate
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Kia ora koutou,
Thank you for your support today with our Teacher Only Day - I know the staff have appreciated having the additional time in finishing any marking, data analysis, and of course using this information to work on the end of year report writing for you and your children.
Below you will find our staffing picture for 2019. I am absolutely delighted to present our stunning teaching team for 2019:
Teaching Staff - Muritai 2019
Bec Power - Principal
Maureen Buckley, Jamie Power, Deane McKay - Associate Principals
Jessica Richards, Jon Mackie - Team Leaders
Room 1 Yr 1 Jessica Richards
Room 2 Yr 1 Nicolette Fisher
Room 3 Yr 1/2 Alison Furminger
Room 5 Yr 2 Michelle Hollard
Room 6 Yr 2 Morag Roberts/Jo Salisbury
Room 10 Yr 3/4 Kate McLean
Room 11 Yr 3/4 Jamie Power / Kate Salisbury
Room 13 Yr 3/4 Kelly Williams
Room 14 Yr 3/4 Holli Williams
Room 7 Yr 4/5/6 Felicity Lovell
Room 8 Yr 4/5/6 Greer Dalziell
Room 15 Yr 4/5/6 Anton Norman
Room 16 Yr 4/5/6 Deane McKay / Jess Davidson
Room 21 Yr 7/8 Steph Lamborn
Room 22 Yr 7/8 Jon Mackie / Ruth Hooke
Room 23 Yr 7/8 Chantel Lyons
Additional Teaching Staff
Ruth Hooke Gabrielle Heath Jess Davidson
Hayley Crawford Liz Sullivan Jo Salisbury
Kate Salisbury Eve Owen Penny Orbell
Year 7 Camp - Next Week
As we excitedly anticipate our upcoming YR 7 EOTC week, we are taking part in some different activities this year for the children to experience co-operation and challenge in the outdoors. With a full complement of a range of activities including Adrenalin Forest, Mini Golf, A Zoo adventure and sleepover, as well as some local activities - it’s looking like it will also be exciting and a lot of fun! Let's just hope the sun shines so we can enjoy our local environment.
This is a great opportunity for the year 7 students to demonstrate our school values in action, and for the children to demonstrate their leadership potential and capabilities in a different setting, as some of these students will be selected early next year as our school leaders for 2019.
Last week we announced our policies are now under SchoolDocs, a company who work with schools to create a website link for our policies and procedures.
Each Term there are policies that you are invited to review as parents - this term it is: Improving Educational Outcomes for Māori Students
How to review a policy as a parent:
- Visit the website http://muritai.schooldocs.co.nz/
- Enter the username (muritai) and password (muritaischool).
- Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed. (Improving Educational Outcomes for Māori Students)
- Read the policy.
- Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Select the reviewer type "Parent".
- Enter your name (optional).
- Submit your ratings and comments
FROM THE SCHOOL
Our last scholastic catalogue for the year should have arrived home this week or you can find it at https://www.scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ Issue 8 orders will close on Friday the 30th of November in order for purchases to be received before the end of term. Orders can be made online at https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx or by returning the order form along with a cheque made out to Scholastic NZ to the school office. Sorry we are unable to accept cash orders. If you would like to order gifts for your child please select this online and these will be left in the office for your collection rather than given to the student.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Lucky Book Club through the year as this has enabled us to purchase many new books for our school library for all our students to enjoy.
Hutt Hamper Elves - Christmas Themed Mufti Day
Christmas can be a really hard time when you’re already struggling to make ends meet. That’s why, for the past four years, The Hutt Hamper Elves been fundraising to provide hampers of food for families in need across the Hutt Valley at Christmas.
Muritai School is supporting the elves this year through a Christmas-themed mufti day on Friday 30 November. Come dressed in Christmas colours and clothing and bring a gold coin donation to support the Elves. Some Elves will also be running a bake sale in the office, so come prepared to purchase some delicious home baking!
All of our work is done by volunteers, so every dollar you give goes straight to the families who need it most.
This year, we are aiming to help over 150 families this Christmas, so every little bit counts. If you would like to provide a further donation to the Hutt Hamper Elves project, you can donate at our Givealittle page: [https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/hutt-hamper-elves] or contact Claire Turner on 0275585641.
TERM 4 2018 DATES
Teacher Only Day
Year 7 EOTC Week
Christmas-themed Mufti Day
Y8 Abel Tasman Camp
Kororā Athletics Day
Kororā Christmas Concert and afternoon tea
Year 8 Formal
Last day of the year
TERMS DATE FOR 2018
Term 1 - Wednesday 31 January - Friday 13 April
Term 2 - Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July
Term 3 - Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September
Term 4 - Monday 15 October - Tuesday 18th December - Please note: Friday the 23rd November - Teacher only Day
TERM DATES FOR 2019
Please note our term dates for next year - 2019
Term dates for 2019 have been confirmed by our Board of Trustees as follows:-
Term 1 Monday 4 February to Friday 12 April
Teacher only day on Friday 15 February
Term 2 Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December