Welcome to Arohanui 

We hope you enjoy looking around our website where you will find information about our school, our students and our learning community. Arohanui is a special place where all learners are valued, included and celebrated...


Board of Trustees Election this year

Nominations for trustees need to be sent/handed to Teresa Walsh (returning officer) by NOON ON FRIDAY 20 MAY. Post or deliver to Teresa at the base school office, 82 Tirimoana Road, Te Atatu South 0602.  

The board is elected for a three-year term and we have six elected trustees: five parent representatives and one staff representative. If are interested in being part of the board, or know of someone else who may be interested, please contact Teresa Walsh (Returning Officer) by email teresa@arohanui.school.nz or phone 838 6696. She will send you out a nomination form and information pack. 

Election day is 3 June 2016.  In the event of there being more nominations than positions, we will hold a postal vote and all family/whanau/caregivers on Arohanui's electoral role will be sent a voting form by 25 May. 

Again, if you have any questions about the board or the election process, please contact Teresa. 



Our Powhiri Welcome to New Families

On Friday 4 March we held our Powhiri welcome to new families for 2016 at Base School. It was lovely to see so many families attend. Thanks to the Taonga Nui group for their wonderful performance, and to our Kaumatua, Billy Retimana for his support for this event. 



2016 Term Dates

Term 1


First day of term

Wed 3 February

Waitangi Holiday

Monday 8 February

Good Friday

Friday 25 March

Easter Monday

Monday 28 March

Easter Tuesday

Tuesday 29 March

Last Day of Term

Friday 15 April

Term 2


First day of term

Monday 2 May

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 6 June

Last day of term

Friday 8 July

Term 3


First day of term

Monday 25 July

Last day of term

Friday 23 Sept

Term 4


First day of term

Monday 10 October

Labour Day

Monday 24 October

Last day of term

Friday 16 December



Thank you to the mazda foundation!

The Mazda Foundation has donated $6547.25 to the school for the purchase of outdoor play equipment. Thank you Mazda Foundation for your very generous donation - it is much appreciated by staff and students.




Trash to Fashion

Arohanui presents .....

our Trash to Fashion extravaganza

What a fabulous event! The students and staff worked very hard to produce some great costumes and theatrical parades. Here are some photos ...



board of trustees meeting

Next Board meeting is ...

Wednesday 15 June 10.00 AM at Base School, Tirimoana Road.

Anyone interested is very welcome to attend. 


Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

82 Tirimoana Road,Te Atatu South
Ph: 09 8386696, Fax: 09 8386693