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...


Matariki and Hangi

Our Matariki event was a great success. All our senior and intermediate classes and many whanau and staff attended. There was a presentation by students and a rousing haka, followed by the hangi which was plentiful and delicious! Thank you to all the students, staff and families who worked hard preparing and cooking the food, and presenting waiata and performances to make this such a wonderful occasion. We also warmly thank Tegel Foods for their generous donation of the chicken for the hangi.

Pictured are students helping prepare the vegetables for the hangi, the Base 3 Matakriki performance, a wonderful haka, and serving and eating the delicious hangi.





We are now on Facebook

We now have a school Facebook page! Search ‘Arohanui Special School’. Our page is set up so we can share with staff and families photos, stories and information about the great things that are happening across the school. I would like to encourage all staff and families to 'Like' our page.


Welcome back to Term 3

Term 3 has begun and it's a chilly one! Hopefully you are all wrapping up warmly and keeping well.


The Warehouse WestCity - thank you!!

The Warehouse at WestCity has Arohanui School as their targeted fundraising recipient. We have been very fortunate to receive several donations from them through this fundraising, the latest was last month. Pictured is Shaki Padayatchi AP receiving a cheque for $397.09. We warmly thank the staff at The Warehouse, not only for their generous donations, but also for work they do supporting our senior students who do their work experience at the store.


board of trustees meeting

Next Board meeting is ...

Wednesday 20 August at 6.30 pm at Base School, Tirimoana Road.

Anyone interested in attending is very welcome.


Term Dates for 2014 

Term 1

Staff only day: Mon 3 February

First day:       Tues 4 February

Waitangi Day: Thurs 6 February

Last day:         Thursday17 April


Term 2

First day:            Monday 5 May

Queen’s Bday:  Monday 2 June

Last day:            Friday 4 July


Term 3

First day:            Monday 21 July

Last day:            Friday 26 Sept


Term 4

First day:            Mon 13 October

Labour Day:      Mon 27 October

Last day:            Wed 17 December




Move to Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Our Hobsonville Point Secondary School satellite class moved into their new unit on 5 March 2014. The new room and facilities are fabulous and students and staff are already enjoying their new space.

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

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