Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Greetings, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Bonjour, Nǐ hǎo, Hallo, Hola, Kon'nichiwa, Namaste, As-salāmu ʿalaykum
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Tena koutou Muritai families,
Thank you to all of you who have already filled in our important parent consultation survey! It has been delightful to see the many and varied responses rolling in. Please do take a few moments to fill in the survey and capture your thoughts. We really value hearing what you have to say, and want to gather as many voices as possible. The survey is still open for its final days, please do add your thoughts. Please click this link to enter the survey: https://forms.gle/EhqgzzpdSWYkxjfy6
At this time of year we begin the process of planning for the next year looking at the number of children we are likely to have at Muritai School. We aim to have the drafted numbers to work on to enable recruitment of staff by the end of term 3. If you have new entrant children starting with us in 2021 that we do not yet know about, please pop into the office, email or call us with an update so that we can ensure our staffing is enough to cover our student numbers. The Ministry of Education funds staffing for each school based on expected enrolments for the following year, so it is important that we have accurate information to determine how many teachers we will be entitled to employ next year.
Likewise, if you are intending to move away from Eastbourne or your child will not be with us in 2021, please do let us know asap.
The first of our Learning Conversation evenings is next week! This is where you will be able to book a time to connect with your child/ren’s teacher. The dates for these are Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th of August. (Except for Room 8, which are held on the 12th and 13th of August). This year your child’s progress will be discussed with you at this learning conversation capturing learning success from this year so far, and looking towards next steps in your child's learning.
Following the conferences in Week 5, you will receive a written summary of what is discussed, including the learning goals and focus for terms 3 and 4 as our mid year reporting.
To book a conference time please follow this link: schoolinterviews.co.nz use the code GW7ZA
Teacher Only Day (repeated from last term)
Remember we have a teacher only day coming up next Friday. School will be closed on Friday 7th August.
If you require supervision for your children on this day, Kelly Club will be running a holiday programme for the day. Head to www.kellyclub.co.nz/muritai
Keeping safe on the trip to and from School
Please see the flyer below around tips for child safety brought to us from our friendly Community Constable which we encourage you to go through with your children. We are so lucky to live in such a safe environment, however odd things happen here in Eastbourne too from time to time. Empowering our children with the knowledge of what to do if something unusual is occurring is incredibly important.
Bec Power, Principal
FROM THE SCHOOL
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
The Fifth Scholastic Lucky Book Club order for 2020 is now available and orders can be made online at https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx.
The school thanks everyone who has placed orders in the past, for every order we get rewards which enable us to acquire book stock for our school.
Kelly Club open for Teacher Only Day - Friday 7 August 2020
Kelly Club Muritai is running a full day programme on Friday 7th August 2020 due to a Teachers Only Day!
We have asked the children at Before and After School Care what their favourite day at Kelly Club would look like and we are excited to make this happen for them.
They have chosen to have fun in the kitchen making Cookies and Cream Popcorn, Crafting Robots, playing Musical Pies, Zombie Tag, hosting Kelly Clubs Got Talent, spending time outside in the sunshine and more!
Booking is now live on our website! Head to to enrol and book, alternatively send us an email at email@example.com or come in and see us in the Muritai hall in the mornings and afternoons.
We have the following sessions available for the day programme:
Morning half day: 7.30am – 12.30pm - $29.00
School day: 8.30am – 3.00pm - $39.00
Afternoon half day: 1.00pm – 6.00pm - $29.00
Full day: 7.30am – 6.00pm - $47.00
We look forward to a fun-filled day!
Term 2 2020 Dates
SE Zone Cross Country
Learning Conversations starting at 3.10
Postponement day for SE Zone Cross Country
Teacher Only Day
Boostrix vaccinations for Year 7’s
Learning Conversations starting at 3.10
Inter Zone Cross Country
Postponement day for Inter Zone Cross Country
Regional Cross Country
Postponement day for Regional Cross Country
Last day of Term 3
Term Dates 2020
Term 3 Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
(Teacher only Day Friday 7th August)
Term 4 Monday 12 October to Thursday 17 December
(Teacher only Day Friday 23rd October - Labour Weekend)
Term 3 Lunch time French at Muritai
·Experience French learning the fun way! Children speak French from the first lesson
·Lessons once a week, lots of interactive activities, role play, crafts, active games and music
·Free trial lesson. Includes a membership starter pack of materials to use at home
·For more details contact Stefi on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 178 2099
·visit the website
Volunteer for the Heart Foundation at the Gazley Volkswagon Wellington Marathon 2020
The Heart Foundation is the official charity partner for the Wellington Marathon again for 2020. As part of this partnership we provide volunteers to work at the event, to raise money for the Heart Foundation Wellington Branch. We would love to have you join our volunteer team for this event. For 2020 we have the following opportunities:
Saturday 29 August: Race Registration, Gazley Volkswagon, Kent Terrace, Wellington
We will be registering all runners ahead of race day and handing out numbers. This role requires a high level of concentration and accuracy!
Full Day: 8.30am – 6.00pm includes lunch provided
Half Day: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Half Day: 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Sunday 30 August: Event Day, Sky Stadium
Jobs are a mixture of working in the recovery area (handing out drinks/fruit etc after the finish line, general support etc) and bag check area
Shift 1: 6.00am – 12.00pm
Shift 2: 7.00am – 1.00pm
Shift 3: 9.00am – 3.00pm
For more information and to sign up go to: https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/get-involved/fundraising/wellington-marathon