Kia ora, Talofa Lava, Greetings, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Bonjour, Nǐ hǎo, Hallo, Hola, Kon'nichiwa, Namaste, As-salāmu ʿalaykum


Tena koutou Muritai families, 

Today is the final day of Term 3, and we wish you all a wonderful break over the next two weeks before we return for our very exciting term 4! We have so many fantastic things planned for our learners to take part in, and we are excited to get underway.  First though, a well deserved rest for all before the summer fun begins! 

Remember bucket hats are needed for outdoor play each day at school for all learners except our senior year 7/8 students who may wear a cap.  All learners must have a hat on to play outdoors, so please remember these for the start of term 4. 

Cross Country Success!

This week Elodie Dent has represented us at the Inter-regional cross country competition in Timaru, where the year 6 team representing Wellington placed 1st, and also won the coveted Phil Costley shield! Elodie herself came in 6th place overall against runners from across New Zealand - what an enormous effort.  Congratulations Elodie,  we are all so proud of you!

Production - the show will go on!

As mentioned in my last news update we are excited to share that we have secured a new date for the 2021 Whole School Production - ‘Alice Returns to Wonderland’. The production will now be in Term 4 Week 4, from Monday 8 November - Wednesday 10 November. If we are in Level 1, we will be able to perform to live audiences.  If we are in Level 2 or above, we will video the performance, and share a ‘Muritai Movie’ with you all to enjoy. 

Thank you to everyone out there who is sourcing costumes and helping with props and support (albeit mostly from afar) for their children’s classes.  I managed to capture a quick snapshot of one of our Kererū classes rehearsing today. I also spotted one of our teaching team taking the stage! 

The stage extension, stereo system and professional lighting will be set up over the holiday break, so it’s all starting to come together.  

Teacher only Day

A reminder that our final Teacher Only Day this year is on Friday the 22nd of October, which is the first week of next term.  We have timed this to neatly add onto Labour Weekend for our school families. 

Alistair Blair Trust:

We are so fortunate at Muritai School to be the holders of the Alistair Blair Trust.  Alistair was a past pupil of Muritai School who sadly passed away in a tragic accident after completing his schooling at Muritai School.  His family keeps his memory alive annually by supporting the children and families of Muritai school who may be facing financial hardship.  If you or someone you know is unable to take part in a school opportunity due to financial constraints, you may like to be considered as a recipient.  Please direct all queries to myself by emailing me at

We as a school community once again thank the Blair family for their ongoing generosity to the children of Muritai School.   

I look forward to seeing you all next term, 

Kia pai tō wā whakatā - Have a good break

Bec Power, Principal



Term 3 Policy Review:

We invite parents to assist us in our ongoing review of school policies. This term we invite parent feedback on:

Concerns and Complaints, and Behaviour Management

How to give feedback:

Visit the website

Enter the username (muritai) and password (muritaischool).

Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.

Read the policy.

Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.

Select the reviewer type "Board".

Enter your name (optional).

Submit your ratings and comments.



Our Term dates have been agreed for 2022 as follows: 

Term 1  2 Feb to 14 April

Term 2  2 May to 8 July

Term 3  25 July to 30 September

Term 4  17 October to 15 December


2021 Term Dates:

Term 3 2021 finishes on Friday 1 October with Term 4 starting on Monday 18 October through to Thursday 16 December 2021

We have one remaining teacher only day on Friday 22 October 2021.

This lines up with HVHS teacher only days which may be of help to you as well as being the Friday prior to Queen’s Birthday holiday and Labour Day enabling a long weekend for everyone.  

Kelly Club will very likely have holiday programmes for these Fridays for people who need care for their children. 


COMMUNITY NOTICES - Please  Note the following notices have been requested to be published and are not necessarily  endorsed by us as a school.  In the spirit of community we include these digitally for you to peruse. 

Kelly Sports

Get your friends together and enter a team into the Kelly Sports Summer Soccer Series.  Held on Friday's for children 5 years +.  A great way to introduce players to the sport in a fun, social environment.  Prize Givings after each round with "Player of the Day" certificates.  Come along and enjoy a family atmosphere!

Competition starts on 22nd October 2021 at Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt.

Go to to register your team.

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