Merivale School

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

Merivale School/ Tutarawananga - First in Learning

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 - to be first in learning - continues today.  

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 the 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 us!


Kia Ora Koutou,

This Monday 18 May, Merivale School will be open to all students for instruction.  Thank you to all whanau who have indicated that their child will be returning.

We wish to again to outline the safe practices and procedures we will have in action during Level 2:
  • Any unwell child is to stay at home - any child who is unwell and sent to school will be organised to be collected by parents or caregivers.  This is a government requirement and by law we must abide by it.
  • Washing/sanitising hands will be conducted regularly.  This includes every re-entry into rooms and after visits to toilets.
  • Coughing etiquette and good personal hygiene
  • Physical distancing of 1m when at all 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 at the office on arrival.
  • When dropping off or collecting children, please wait in your vehicle or if on foot, waiting at the front entry of the school maintaining a safe distance from others.
  • All devices must come back to school with students.  This is important as the devices will be needed for student work.
  • If you have any concerns in regard to your child's return, we encourage you to contact the office and speak with either myself or Whaea Heather.
The van will be operating as usual. Those users, please ensure you contact the driver or the office if you are wanting collection or drop off BEFORE 8am on Monday.

School will begin with roll call and then a school hui will be held to go over procedures in our kura during Level 2.

Looking forward to seeing all of you next week. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Nga Mihi
Matua Tom