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...


Welcome back to Term 2

We said a sad farewell to several staff members at the end of last term: Tracey Haszard, Shona Procter, Fran Britz, Kiri Purdie and last but definitely not least
our Deputy Principal, Gill Hedley. 

Gill won the principal position at Rosehill Special School and we warmly congratulate her on her success, and wish her all the very best in her new position. Gill has been with the school for 20 years and has been an integral part of Arohanui both as a classroom teacher and school leader. 

All the best to all these wonderful staff in their future endeavours.  



Powhiri For New Families

Thank you to all the families and whanau who came to our powhiri on Friday 31 March. It was great to see so many families, parents, grandparents and children there. Thanks go especially to our wonderful Taonganui group who helped to warmly welcome everyone to the school.






Entertainment Book Fundraiser ... Get your new book or app now!

Check out the huge variety of restaurants, attractions, shopping offers you can get with your Entertainment book or app.

Have a flick through using this FLICK-BOOK link to see what offers are available this year.

$70 each, with 20% going towards fundraising for the school. Go to http://www.entbook.co.nz/103e600or phone Teresa on 8386696 or email teresa@arohanui.school.nz to place your orders.

Thank you for your support!





2017 Term Dates:


Term 1

102 half days


Staff only day

First day of school

Waitangi Day

Last day


Tuesday 31 January

Wednesday 1 Feb

Monday 6 February

Thursday 13 April


Term 2

98 half days

First day

Queen’s Birthday

Last day

Monday 1 May

Monday 5 June

Friday 7 July

Term 3

100 half days

First day

Last day

Monday 24 July

Friday 29 September

Term 4

88 half days

First day

Labour Day

Last day of term

Monday 16 October

Monday 23 October

Friday 15 December


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 ...

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

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