Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEADERS FOR 2017

Our heartfelt congratulations go out today to our fabulous new team of school leaders for 2017.

It was an exceptionally tough job to choose from the multitude of wonderful applications we received and we are already impressed with the leadership shown by all the members of the Senior School over our first few weeks.

Looks like we are in for a very promising year!

Please excuse some photo gaps due to student absences - these groups will be updated as soon as we can!

Head Boy: Angus Flynn, Deputy: Oscar Zuijderwijk
Head Girls: Millie Watkins, Deputy: Lily Sambrooke



House Captains (King): Grace Manson & Sam Mc Robbie



House Captains (Charters): Marta Perez-Benet & Ben Murphy



House Captains (Sanson): Lachie McFarlane & Francisca Zaballa




House Captains (Cook): Lachlan McLachlan & Holly Churchman (photo to come)


Sports Ambassadors:  Ben Murphy (leader), Harper Pullin-Babington, Sam Roche, Lucas Archibald, Mason Donnelly, Leon Medcalf, Cooper Watson



Assembly Hosts:  Chloe Bothwell (photo to come), Lily Sambrooke, Millie Watkins, Oscar Zuijderwijk, Angus Flynn, Sophia Cotsilinis, Grace Manson, Holly Churchman



Muritai TV: Miles Futter (leader), Harry Bothwell, Luke Thompson, Cooper Watson, Lucas Archibald, Josh Ryan, Ethan Smith, Dan Walker, Chloe Bothwell, Harper Pullin-Babington (photo to come)

Assembly Set Up & AV Support Crew: Josh Ryan (leader), George Walker, Henry Bearman-Riedel, Ming Bao, Luke Thompson, Sam McRobbie, Halina Smith, Flynn Cook, Solomon Tito



Charity Ambassadors: Francisca Zaballa (leader), Marta Perez-Benet, Lachlan McLachlan, Imogen Chappell, Seren Lewis (photo to come)

Kapa Haka Leaders: Imogen Chappell, Lachie McFarlane, Francisca Zaballa, Barney Cass (photo to come)

Art Ambassadors: Marta Perez-Benet (leader), Cella Connell, Millie Watkins, Francisca Zaballa, Dan Walker, Molly Mathewson, Lachlan McLachlan, Oscar Zuijderwijk, Chloe Bothwell

Enviro School Ambassadors:  Tai Van der Bar & Dan Walker (leaders), Elodie Bain, Molly Mathewson, Imogen Chappell, Seren Lewis



Junior Lunch Monitors:  Sophie Olliver (leader), Petra Tilley, Barney Cass, Solomon Tito, Amelia Swift, Elodie Bain, Elsie Wilson



Wet Weather Monitors: Kieran Kerr & Charlie Watkins (leaders), Emma Miller, Lachlan Buchanan, Poppy Neal, Sophie Olliver, Abby Miller, Abby Mc Phee, Ana Zuijderwijk, Olivia Ogilvie, Blaine Knapham, Harriet Travers, Mila Rose Daniel-Oakshatt



Assembly Buddies: Lily Heath, Ella Szikszai, Esme Daley, Seren Lewis, Emmylou Nickel, Ruby Schroder, Cameron Bentley, Ollie Fastier, Alex Irvine (photo to come)

ICAS PRACTISE PAPERS FOR SENIORS

The ICAS tests begin at the end of May.  Please see the office should you wish to enter your child for these.

Dates are as follows:
The competitions and dates for 2017 are:

1.     Science – Tuesday 30 May (Year 5-8 only)
2.     Writing – Monday 12 June 
3.     Spelling – Wednesday 14 June
4.     English –  Tuesday 1 August
5.     Mathematics –  Tuesday 15 August

Below are the links for the Year 7/8 ICAS Practise Papers.

Paper D is for Year 7

Paper E is for Year 8













Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fun in the Sun!

As it was so sunny today room 22 and 23 decided to play a game of dodgeball whilst others could sit in the shade and read. What a lovely start to week 4! 

Don't they look relaxed



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cool things we have been up to this week!

Our first technicraft rotation began and this group made omelettes....


This Friday we had a visit for one group of students from Peter & Sam from the Roxy5 Short Film competition - the students will work on their films with Mrs Hooke & enter them at the end of the term...


For more of our fun & learning this week follow this link

Saturday, February 11, 2017

So glad we waited...!



A great end to our first week and a bit this 2017...

Lots of fun being had in the sea & sun (sort of) at our Friday Days Bay Picnic.

Thanks to Jo, Dechen, Ann & Karen for coming along & mucking in!

Everyone is very excited about our team this year!















Thursday, February 2, 2017

Leadership Application Examples

If you would like to see a range of example letters from previous years...

Please click HERE.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Leadership Job Descriptions

What will you apply for??

Muritai School Leadership Roles for 2017

Head Boy/Girl and Deputies
Duties:
  • Liaising with Mrs Borgonje, teachers and principal on student matters
  • Give out student certificates at assembly
  • Taking an important role in formal school events
  • Greeting new visitors to the school and showing them around
  • Giving out house points to children in junior school
  • Once a week on duty and give out playground certificate
  • Representing the school and official occasions e.g ANZAC day
  • Running meetings with other student leaders
  • Writing and delivering end of year speeches at Year 8 formal





Some of the Qualities required:
  • Confident and articulate speaker
  • Sound knowledge of Muritai School including practices, values and strengths
  • Excellent Listener
  • Well respected by peers, teachers and parents
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Honest with strong integrity
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Strong leader



House Captains
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs Small
  • Organising house relays for sport events
  • Announcing house points in assemblies
  • Encouraging dress up for sports day
  • Creating new house ‘chants’ for sports events
Some of the Qualities Required:
  • Well respected by peers and teachers
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Confident in leading others, particularly younger children
  • Creative
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Consistently demonstrates strong school values
  • Responsible and trustworthy










Assembly Hosts
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs Borgonje, Mrs Hooke and Mrs Power on assembly programme
  • Organise assembly script and agenda
  • Run assembly
  • Practise!
  • Liaise with other teachers if they are giving out certificates or class is presenting work
Some of the Qualities required:
  • Clear, fluent, articulate and confident speaker and reader
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good crowd control!
Assembly Set up / AV Support
Duties:
  • Liaising with assembly hosts, Mrs. Borgonje and Mrs. Hooke on assembly organisation
  • Music (CD’s, Musical Instruments) organised and tested ready for assembly
  • Setting up laptop and operating through assembly
  • Operating sound system during assembly
  • Setting up chairs for assembly
  • Setting up and testing microphones
  • Setting up and operating projector screen
  • Setting up cones for aisle

Some of the Qualities required:
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Tech savvy with laptop, data projector and sound system
  • Excellent communication skills






Charity Organisers
Duties:
  • Liaising with Ms. Coton on charity fundraising
  • Selecting charities to support
  • Promoting charities to support to school community
  • Collecting and counting the money
  • Advertising charity days
  • Contributing to newsletter and blogs
  • Liaising with other teachers on charity matters




Some of the Qualities required:
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Creative!
  • A strong appreciation of the value of charities in our community
  • Strong communication skills
Enviro School Ambassadors
Duties:
  • Liaising with Ms. Coton and other teachers throughout the school
  • Tour guide for enviro visitors
  • Promoting environmental awareness and practice throughout the school
  • Managing class practice – goos boxes, recycling boxes.
  • Introducing new enviro practice
  • Managing enviro blog
  • Organising school wide gardening club
Some of the Qualities required:
  • Strong knowledge of Muritai’s environmental journey
  • A strong appreciation of the value of environmental education
  • Strong communication skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • A keen gardener!
Muritai TV
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs. Borgonje
  • Manage whole Muritai TV process (including, creating ideas, scripting hosting and editing)
  • Contributing to filming ideas
  • Presenting Muritai TV items in assembly
  • End of term news item – terms highlights for assembly
  • Managing all resources
Some of the Qualities required:
  • Tech savvy  - particularly in operating video cameras, ipods, microphones and using imovie
  • Clear, fluent, articulate and confident speaker and reader
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Creative
  • A team player
Sports Ambassadors
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs. Small
  • Supporting Mr. McKay and Mrs. Small in the management of PE equipment throughout the school
  • Assisting in organisation of inter-school events
  • Taking leadership roles and assisting teachers in junior sports events
  • Organising lunch time games
  • Contribute to school newsletters to report on sporting events
  • Ensuring parent and teacher coaches are formally acknowledged and thanked for their time
  • Managing sport equipment in Senior School


Some of Qualities Required:
  • A strong appreciation of the value of physical education
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Demonstrating strength in a particular area of physical education would be an advantage










Kapa Haka Leaders
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs. Hooke
  • Lead the Year 7/8 in Kapa Haka Practise
  • Support Mrs. Hooke in Kapa Haka organisation
  • Take lead in Powhiri
Some of Qualities required:
  • Strong knowledge of Te Reo and Kapa Haka processes
  • A confident leader
  • Enjoy working with younger children
Art Ambassadors
Duties:
  • Liaise with Mrs. Borgonje
  • Assist with school production and wearable arts preparations
  • Available for assisting with art in junior classes
Some of Qualities required:
  • A passion for all things arty!
  • Creative
  • Responsible and trustworthy
Junior Lunch Duty – Year 7
Duties
  • Assisting duty teacher with crowd control during eating time
  • Checking lunchboxes in junior school
  • Giving house points
  • Liaising with Mrs. Buckley
  • Possible leader – to co-ordinate rosters etc.
Some of Qualities Required:
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy working with younger children
Assembly Buddies – Year 7
Duties:
  • Sitting with junior classes during assembly to help keep them focused
  • Meeting classes before assembly and taking them to hall
  • Liaising with junior teachers

Some of the Qualities required:
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy working with younger children
  • Good crowd control!

Wet Weather Monitors - Year 7
Duties:
  • Supervise junior classrooms during wet lunchtimes
  • Play with them!
  • Organise games or activities for junior children
  • Liaising with junior teachers
Some of the Qualities required:
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy working with younger children
  • Creative