Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ukeleles at Kindy!

To finish their rotation for technicraft, the Year 7/8s who had been learning Ukelele with Mrs Hooke visited kindy to share their learning - looks like it went down a storm!


Yr 3/4 Swim Sports

This is Muritai TV's very first project for 2016!!

A small team went off to record the Year 3 & 4 swim sports at the Eastbourne Pool in the middle of this term.  Due to a small technical 'glitch' there has been a delay in posting this...but we are back on track!!





Huge thanks to the 2016 Team... Daan, Shannyn, Saxon, Joshua T, Ben, Dan, Sophia, Flynn, Luke & Fergus

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Into the Forest



Immensely proud of Samantha, Isabella and Emma in Year 8 who have just received 1st place in the Northland Film Competition. The 3 girls entered their short film they made from their Personal Passion Project in Term 2. These girls worked pretty much completely independently throughout the entire process, including using their own initiative find and enter this competition.


The film was shown at the ANZAC Theatre in Dargaville and was judged by a large panel which included Winston Peters!! The judges commended them on their acting and filming techniques.


Congratulations girls - what a top job! $300 is coming your way!!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Farewell Steve

Last week in assembly we paid a special tribute to Steve, our awesome guitar and drum teacher. He is sadly leaving us to head back to the UK to be with family. We will miss you Steve!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Year 4-8 Swimming Sports 2015

Below is our first project for 2015! It's a mash-up of highlights from our Swimming Sports earlier in the term. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Importance of Bees

Our Muritai TV and Enviro teams have joined forces for this latest project to highlight the importance of bees in our environment. Very entertaining everyone!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Butterfly tagging

Check out this informative clip from Beth and Liam on the process of butterfly tagging in our junior school. We are so lucky to have such a knowledgable teacher like Mrs Ryan in our school. It looks like all the classes in the junior school have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the monarch butterflies.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rainbow Day


Well done Muritai School. We raised over $500 for KidsCan!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Our Senior Leaders

This week our Muritai TV crew sat down with some our newly appointed senior leaders to discuss their thoughts on their new roles.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Junior School Swimming Carnival

We're back!!

It's been a very long time since our last post. Our Muritai TV team for 2014 are very excited about the year ahead and have loads of projects planned already.

Here is our first bulletin for the year which features kids from the junior school competing at their annual swimming carnival at Eastbourne Pool. It was a great day out!


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Year 7 to Mt Holdsworth

While the year 8s were at Abel Tasman the year 7s had a two day, one night experience at Mt Holdsworth Lodge, just out of Masterton. It was a wonderful trip. Anthony Watson made this clip of the experience....enjoy

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mean Green House Competition Winners

Congratulations to Ella Tait, Eva Oliver, Grace Allan and Lauren Redpath for winning the SchoolGen "Mean Green House" competition for 2012.

Ella, Eva, Grace and Lauren put in a tremendous amount work putting together the whole project and entered via making a 5 minute movie. This inquiry learning at its finest. The children were required to design an energy efficient house that uses solar energy efficiently. Along the way the had to research

Guest judge - Jerome Partington, Sustainable Manager at Jasmax Architects, described the entry as 'outstanding' and 'absolutely exceptional'. Along with the house design the children had to research, design and build a scale model of their version of a 'Mean Green House.' Entries consisted of a 5 minute video and a portfolio documenting the research and development.

Check out their entry by viewing their movie...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mini Olympics

These were a lot of fun. Every child in the school was involved and we separated the children into a number of countries, keeping the siblings together. The year 7-8 children ran the whole project from start to finish, inventing some games and using other events that we know and love such as the gumboot throw, tug o war and wheelbarrow races!

As you can see from the movie....it was  lot of fun!







Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Bumnotes Bandquest video entry

A medley of original songs ('CyberRace' ; 'Castaway') by 'The BumNotes' - Muritai School, Eastbourne.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The BumNotes

The BumNotes are 4 kids (Gus, Rupert, Louie and Harry) from Muritai School who love music. Aged just 11 and 12 we are all enjoying seeing them go from strength to strength in their own right and their frequent performances at our school assembly are extremely popular in Eastbourne! In term one they went into the recording studio and Gus's dad put this film together making Cyber Race their "first" music video.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teachers from Arizona

We hosted Chrissi and Janice from Tempe, Arizona yesterday. They are in New Zealand on a teacher exchange programme between Tempe and Hutt City. It was lovely to meet them and show them around our school. Rose caught up with them "in the Principal's office" and asked them some challenging  questions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trevor Mallard visits Muritai School

Our local MP for Hutt South, Trevor Mallard, pops into Muritai School every year to see how we are getting on. This year Louis met up with him to get to know him a bit better and asked him some questions on life in the political world (and some personal questions as well).

Friday, May 11, 2012

NZ Ballet visit Muritai School in 2010

On Monday we are lucky to have the Royal New Zealand Ballet company visiting Muritai School. In 2010 they visited Muritai School and Verity caught up with them and found out how it all works..

This will give the children an idea about what they might see on Monday!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cross Country 2012

What a wonderful day we had for our Cross Country this year. Held at Days Bay the course ran along Williams Park for year 3-4 and up into the bush for year the 5-8 children. The year 3-4 ran 1km, year 5-6 ran 2km and year 7-8 3km (including 2 hill climbs!). We were so impressed with the quality of running of our children - not everyone's cup of tea, but all gave it their best shot. Our fastest children will form the school team for the zone sports held soon. Thanks to our older children who ran with our younger children and supported them through this challenge. Enjoy the movie - (about 10 minutes).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Anzac Day 2012

Our children play a large part in the Anzac Day ceremony each year. Not just our kapa haka roopu with powhiri, haka and waiata, but also many of our children were part of the parade as members of the scout group and the rugby club or with their family. Kieran took the camera along and captured the bits that he thought were best to remember a very special day in Eastbourne in 2012.

Speed Stacking

The is a new craze sweeping Muritai School called speed stacking. This came into Muritai with the arrival of our new AP Mr McKay and in this short clip the MTV team show what it is and what it looks like when done well.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

PCT challenge

Eight of our year 8 children entered into the PCT challenge, a nationwide physical challenge for year 7-8 children run by the New Zealand Police. Xavier, Cahon, Zara and Freijah qualified for the national finals. Have a look at what they had to do to qualify - remember it was a team effort, not an individual challenge.

Andy Jones - visiting musician

Andy Jones is a musician from Australia. He tours schools introducing electronic instruments to children. He was a lot of fun and we loved hosting him at Muritai. Here is a snap shot of Andy performing. He invited some children up, including Rose and the school band to share the stage with him. Rock on!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Butterfly Garden

Elspeth talks to Mrs Ryan about the process around developing the butterfly garden. Mrs Ryan has done so much work to make this happen and the support she has had from staff, parents and children has left a lasting legacy for Muritai School. Thank you to the Bayer Science Fund for their financial support.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Forest Lakes Camp 2012

Our year 5-6 team had a wonderful time up at Forest lakes Camp near Otaki recently and the camp was a huge success. The children excelled in their challenges and had a wonderful time.  Camp has many opportunities for children to learn in an environment outside the classroom.  Gradually over the 3-4 days the children had to tune into the rigours of really looking after themselves and each other; in particular actively using the key competencies in our NZ curriculum - relating to others, participating and contributing and managing self.


Enjoy this slideshow of kiwi kids having a great time "at school". Music by Anna Mac and Hollie Smith.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Butterfly Garden

We have a wonderful addition to our school. We have replanted our courtyard plants elsewhere and installed a butterfly garden in the courtyard. Our courtyard is now full of colour and monarch butterflies. This projected, coordinated by Barbara Ryan and funded from a grant from the Bayer Science Fund has been a huge success. The kids just love it. The MTV team checked in with 3 of the kids to find out what it was all about.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The parent item at Forest Lakes camp

Our year 5-6 team spent 4 days at Forest Lakes camp north of Otaki last week. Associate principal Deane McKay led the camp superbly and great teamwork between the teachers, parents and children saw a wonderful experience for all concerned. The camp wrapped up with the traditional camp concert with the parents presenting the highlight of the night with their version of Abba's 'Waterloo'. They got lots of help from the kids...........

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Strike 2012

Once again we hosted Strike Percussion at our school. They are just wonderful and their high energy, highly skilled drumming performance was much appreciated by the kids.

Rose and Kia interviewed Tim, Murray and Tom  about being part of the Strike group in our first Muritai TV article of 2012. Kieran and Finn put the film together. Enjoy!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

The final song of 2012.....

We have had another wonderful year at Muritai in 2011. Rose (voice) and Lucy (piano) performed the final song at our end of year leaver's assembly. Thank you all for your support that enables Muritai School to be the best it can be!

Safe holidays and thumbs up for a wonderful 2012.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Athletic Sports 2011

We had a fantastic day at athletic sports last week. Great kids, great fun and everyone doing their very best! King took out the house relay in a thrilling race. As usual Muritai TV was on the spot.

Since then our year 4-6 team have competed with distinction at the central zones coming second by one point! Well done all.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Battle of the Bands 2011

Our very popular rock band..."People of the Future" performed at the Battle of the Bands 2011 recently in Masterton. The team had a whale of a time and played superbly in a very hotly contested competition. Well done Gus, Rupert, Harry, Jared, Sam, Lily and Lucy, and a big thanks to Steve Wren for his coaching and Carl McRae for movie production.

Enjoy their wonderful version of Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down"!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wearable Arts 2011

The kids had great fun being part of the wearable arts show this year. Muritai TV have put together a little snapshot of the show. The costumes were stunning and the children were able to shine together. Well done all!