Merivale School

(07) 578 6900 25 Kesteven Ave, Tauranga, 3112

Te Kura o Tutarawananga
Merivale School

Matuatia Te Ako - Learning First

The area that Merivale School is also known by Tutarawananga.  

Historically for local iwi, it was the first area in Tauranga Moana where learning took place.  

That tradition continues at our school today with the focus on putting learning first.  

Here at Merivale School we are passionate about learning, we enjoy success and challenge, and we all thrive on being part of a team.

Our vision is to be our best. To do that we must expect the best -  which is one of our 4 school core values.

Our number one priority is to provide our learners with the best educational outcomes. From digital technology to learning support services, we are constantly looking to provide and improve on what we offer to our students, staff, whanau and community.  

Ultimately, we are striving to develop future leaders and role models - but at the same time we want to have fun doing it!

Merivale School are on an exciting journey.  Nau mai, haere mai.  Come join 

22nd May 2022

Reminder that there is a Teacher Only Day Monday the 23rd May, See everyone on Tuesday.

15th March 2022

4th February 2022

REMINDER : No one is permitted on to school grounds with the exception of students and staff.  All visitors, including parents, caregivers and whanau, must check in on arrival.



Kia Ora Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,

Hari huritau, nau mai, haere mai!  Hope you are all well and ready to begin 2022 back at the Vale.  A reminder that the first day for school is Thursday 3 February.

The office will be open for enrolments and uniform next Tuesday 1 February and Wednesday 2 February from 10am till 1pm.

Merivale School will be following the direction and guidance of the Ministry Of Education in regard to Red Light Rules that are currently in place for our community. 

These are:

  • Please stay home if you are unwell.
  • Safe hygiene practices must be followed when at school - washing hands regularly, using sanitiser,  coughing etiquette and distancing when possible.
  • No one is permitted on to school grounds with the exception of students and staff.  All visitors, including parents, caregivers and whanau, must check in on arrival.
  • Face masks are to be worn by all visitors.
  • When dropping off or collecting children, parents/caregivers must wait in vehicles or if on foot, waiting at the front entry of the school maintaining a safe distance from others.
  • If you have any concerns in regard to a child's return, we encourage contact with the office

In addition to this, there is now a change regarding face masks in schools.

  • All ākonga (students) Years 4 and up must wear face masks indoors and when in close contact with others.
  • Currently all ākonga aged 12 and up must wear face masks on public transport and school transport. From 4 February 2022, this will apply to all students from Year 4 upwards.
  • All ākonga aged 12 and up do not need to wear a face mask when at special interest education, such as music lessons, art groups and girl guides. 

We will review these rules at the end of each week while in Red Light.  Again, these rules have been directed to us by the Ministry Of Education and have not been designed by staff or the school Board.  If you have any queries on the rules, please contact me directly.  

If you have any complaints about the rules, please feel free to contact your local MP or government office.

Nga Mihi

Matua Tom