Friday December 2021

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, 

COVID Update - Alert Level 2 & COVID-19 Protection Framework
Thank you all once again for keeping your children home if they are unwell and for playing your part in us all taking care of each other here at Muritai School by wearing masks, sanitising and physically distancing.  

The new Covid Protection Framework comes into effect across New Zealand this weekend,  and currently does not apply to our day to day school at Muritai School for the remainder of this year.  We continue under the Alert Level 2 rules for schools until further notice in 2022.  You do not need to provide your vaccination certificate to drop your child off at school, to visit the school office,  or to attend a meeting with a teacher.  

If you are choosing to assist as a parent helper on an EOTC trip, coaching a sports team, or volunteering in another role here at school, we will request your ‘Vaccine Pass’ prior to an event taking place.  

If an activity or event that we are hosting falls beyond the usual school events, it will be under the COVID -19 Protection Framework (traffic lights framework).  If this is to occur we will provide plenty of notice, and request your Vaccine Pass prior to the event. 

Production  - Welcome to the Premiere!
Well here it is Muritai School - our very own Muritai Production Movie!

Please find attached your own link to enjoy and to share with your friends and family who may have liked to have come along to our school production this year.

You may like to enjoy at home with a bag of popcorn or treats and create your very own movie night at your house! It is broken into 3 parts, and we have provided it to you all with the ability to stream from the internet, or feel free to download and enjoy again and again!

Once you are in the Space, click the Download arrow on the right to save all of these files to your local computer - you will need just over 10GB to download all the parts or you can download just the files you want by hovering over each file and clicking the arrow that appears. Downloading all may take some time depending on your internet connection. The files are under 4GB in size as this is a better length for playing on Apple products. Note: you do NOT need to sign in to or create a Hightail Account.
These videos are for Private or Domestic use only and are not to be shared or uploaded in full or in part to the internet or any social media platform.

The teachers are keen to enjoy the show with their classes, however we’ll allow one week before any at school viewing so that you can enjoy the ‘premiere’ at your house! 

Thanks again for being such great supporters of our school production this year!

Alice Returns To Wonderland
View or Download the Movie at 
Passcode: Wonderland2021

Kia pai tō mutunga wiki - Have a good weekend!
Bec Power, Principal
 Nourish Fundraiser
We had a wonderful response to the dress up day last week and have fundraised just over $530 to help Nourish provide hampers for families in need this year.  
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.


6 to 8 Dec Year 8 Kaitoke Camp
6 Dec Kereru Walking to Butterfly Creek
7 Dec Team Korora Athletics from 9 to 10.30
7 Dec Kereru’s Got Talent competition
8 Dec Kereru Speech Finals
8 Dec Starting School at 5 meeting - 10 to 11am
9 Dec Kahu walking Mount Lowry and sausage sizzle
9 Dec Bot meeting at 6.30pm
10 Dec Kahu at the pool and games at Bishops Park
10 Dec Kereru Water day
10 Dec Tui Pool and park party
13 Dec Tui assembly
13 Dec Kahu at the Indoor Sport
13 Dec Team Korora Christmas Teddy Bears Picnic 11.30 to 12.30
14 Dec Team Korora Bush Walk
14 Dec Tui Wet and Connect
14 Dec Year 8 Formal
15 Dec Wheels Day for Team Korora
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
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.