Merivale School

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

Kia Ora Koutou,

We hope you are all staying safe and that your whānau are all coping during the lockdown. We encourage you all to stay connected at this time with whānau, neighbours, friends and colleagues ensuring you are keeping your bubbles safe minimising any risk but keeping on top of your well-being. 

On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank our Principal and all staff for their hard work at this time to develop learning systems to ensure our students are all staying connected. We are remarkably proud of what they have achieved in such a short time. We encourage you all to stay connected to your child’s/children’s teacher via email and feel free to ask questions if you are unsure of anything.

We wanted to give you a quick update on a few things regarding our school:

School holidays have been brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week lockdown period announced by the Government.
The holidays began on 
Monday 30 March and end on Tuesday 14 AprilAt the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the school or for students to attend. Teachers will be working offsite.

Please remember that no one is to go on to the school site during the lockdown period. If you see anything suspicious happening, please contact the police on 111 for emergencies or 105 or for non-emergencies.

An 0800 number has been set up to help the vulnerable and isolated members of our community during the Level 4 lock down.

This number is for people who do not have networks or support from whānau , friends or neighbours, and are worried about running out of groceries, warm blankets or other essential services they may rely on.

The number is: 0800 884 222 (7am to 7pm)

Take care, stay safe, stay home. We're all in this together 💗

Nga Mihi
Kellie KioaMerivale School BOT Chairperson