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...


 Happy Easter

Almost the Easter Holiday break. School finishes on Thursday 2 April and students return to school on Monday 20 April.

We wish you all a very Happy Easter. 


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. Thank you to those who have already done so - we have now passed the '100' mark!


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.







board of trustees meeting

Next Board meeting is ...

Wednesday 25 March at 6.30 pm at Base School, Tirimoana Road.

Anyone interested in attending is very welcome.



Term Dates for 2015 

Term 1

Staff only day: Thursday 29 January

First day:       Monday 2 February

Waitangi Day:  Friday 6 February

POWHIRI:      Friday 6 March, 11.30 am

Last day:         Thursday 2 April


Term 2

First day:           Monday 20 April

Anzac holiday:    Monday 27 April

Queen’s Bday:    Monday 1 June

Last day:            Friday 3 July


Term 3

First day:            Monday 20 July

Last day:            Friday 25 Sept


Term 4

First day:            Monday 12 October

Labour Day:        Monday 26 October

Last day:            Tuesday 15 December





Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

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