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, 

It was amazing to hear about the success of our Muritai Band - Metabolic Overdrive! If you didn’t catch their performance on our Facebook page, the link is provided for your viewing pleasure below - congratulations to the band and the whole team behind their success, with their recent second placing in the whole of Wellington region at this year's Bandquest!!

COVID Update and Thanks
Thank you for being a great school community and taking care of each other by wearing masks, sanitising and social distancing.   

Thank you for being cautious if you or a family member have any COVID symptoms by calling the Healthline for advice  - and/or getting tested if you or a family member have any symptoms. 

Tips for accessing our office during the school day 
After 9am the gates are locked for the day at school.  If you need to pick up your child or deliver something to your child please come to the school office.  Due to our current advice at Alert Level 2 we currently have no parents onsite in classrooms,  or onsite between 9-3 in our grounds where children are present. Should you need to pick up or drop off to us, you will need to come to the office - you can ring in advance on 04 562 8409 or on arrival to alert the office staff you need to be spoken with.  If you are required to come onsite you will need to sign in to the school office’s visitor register. We highly recommend you wear a mask if you need to come to school. 

We thank you for your ongoing support and assistance around our COVID response at Muritai School. 

Production  - Video is under construction!
We were very excited to complete the filming for the production last week, and cannot wait to share it with you all! We are impatiently waiting for the edited version of ‘Alice Returns to Wonderland’, and are looking forward to sharing the amazing performances of our Muritai children. 

School Consultation - Health 
At least once every two years, School Boards are required to produce a written statement about how the school will implement health education. The legislation requires schools to inform the school community about the content of the health education components of the curriculum, consult with members of the school community regarding the way in which the school should implement health education. 

We invite your thoughts and input around our current Health/Sport and Fitness curriculum - please click on the link to take part: 

Bec Power, Principal
School Band
Wonderful news to report on our school band - 'Metabolic Overdrive' !  They came second in the Wellington region for their entry in Bandquest as well as being awarded prizes for Best keyboard player and Rockstar Styles award!  They recorded their entry at 'Meow' in Wellington as live performances could not be done this year. The band is led by Charles Hazelwood (guitar teacher) and Ruth Hooke.
Check their performance out on the link below:
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
Issue eight of the Scholastic Lucky Book Club, for 2021, is now available. This is the last issue for the year. Orders will be closing on Monday the 29th November. Your order can be done on the following website https://my 
The whole school order is processed on the closing date and it usually takes approximately a week for orders to be delivered.
We greatly appreciate your support as the school is able to gain rewards through purchases you make which enables us to add books to our school library collection.
Nourish Fundraiser
This Friday, 26 November, children can come to school dressed up as anyone they would like to be for the day, ie a movie star, a book character, a sports person, etc.  We will have a coin trail so please send gold coins with your children.  
Money raised will go to Nourish who provide support and care for local communities through providing nutritious food to families and school children across the greater Wellington region.  Their goal - we want all children, and their families, to have the food and care they need to live, grow and be healthy.   
Term 4 Policy Review:
We invite parents to assist us in our ongoing review of school policies. This term we invite parent feedback on:
Harassment, and Maori Education Success
How to give feedback:
1. Visit the website
2. Enter the username (muritai) and password (muritaischool).
3. Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
4. Read the policy.
5. Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
6. Select the reviewer type "Board".
7. Enter your name (optional).
8. Submit your ratings and comments.


22 Nov Abel Tasman Parent volunteers evening 6pm to 7pm
2 to 
7 Dec Abel Tasman Camp
8 to 
10 Dec Y7 Camp
8 Dec Starting School at 5 meeting - 10 to 11am
9 Dec Bot meeting at 6.30pm
14 Dec Year 8 Formal
16 Dec Leavers Assembly at 11am
16 Dec Last day of School - School closes at 1pm

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