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!

 concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

12th August 2020

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,


As of 12pm today, Merivale School is in Alert Level 2.  This means that the school will be again following Alert Level 2 rules as directed by the Ministry Of Education.

To remind our community again of Alert Level 2 rules, they are as follows:

  • Please stay home if you are unwell.  School is open for instruction therefore students who are not sick must be attending.
  • Safe hygiene practices must be followed when at school - washing hands regularly, 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 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.
  • If you have any concerns we encourage you to contact the office.

In addition to the exisiting rules, face masks may also be worn at school.  If you wish for your child to to wear a mask, please provide them with one.  Sanitiser will again be placed at each entry of the school and made available for all rooms.  Signage will also be displayed to remind visitors of school operation. 

We thank you again for your support during this time.  Please refer to our school website and facebook page as these will be updated as new information comes to hand.  Be kind, be safe, be vigilant.


Nga Mihi

Matua Tom