Merivale School

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

Merivale School/ Te Kura o Tutarawananga - Learning First

The area that Merivale School is located on is called 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 

7th March 2020

Kia Ora Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,


With the unsettled events of last week behind us, it is to the future we look at with fresh resilience and renewed hope as we see light at the end of a long tunnel.

I wish to assure our community that during any crisis our school continues to follow directives that are straight from the Ministry of Education.  We are ever mindful of the anxiety that the unknown can bring which is why we are particularly diligent in those moments as your child's safety is paramount.  Often, messages can be misconstrued which is why the school uses its various communication platforms to convey simple and concise information. Should the need ever arise where your child must return home, the school will contact whanau directly.

Today we move back to Alert Level 1 with the following safety procedures in place at the school as of tomorrow, Monday 8 March:
  • Please keep children at home if they are unwell
  • Remember to scan in using the QR code when coming into school
  • Use safe hygiene practices - washing hands thoroughly, practicing coughing etiquette
Again, I wish to thank you all for your patience and understanding over the last week. It is awesome to know we have continued support from our amazing whanau and community.
Kia Ora, Kia Atawhai, Kia MataaraBe Safe, Be Kind, Be Vigilant  - #wegotthiswhanau

Nga Mihi
Matua Tom