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...


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!


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 ...



Thank you to The Warehouse

Thank you to the Warehouse WestCity for their generous donation from their targeted fundraising appeal. They presented us with a cheque for $1030.42 on 21 May. Pictured are Harry and Holden, Pakeke
students who work at the Warehouse, receiving the cheque.



 Thank you to the trusts community foundation

We warmly thank the Trusts Community Foundation for their very generous response to our recent application for funds to purchase clever-touch screens for our more physically disabled students in the junior school. They donated $8,675 to Arohanui to purchase this equpment.

Thank you TTCF!


board of trustees meeting

Next Board meeting is ...

Wednesday 23 September 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

Junior Trash to Fashion: Tuesday 8 September (Hobsonville Satellite)

Senior Trash to Fashion: Wednesday 9 September (Hobsonville Satellite)

Last day:            Friday 25 Sept

Term 4

First day:            Monday 12 October

Labour Day:        Monday 26 October

Last day:            Tuesday 15 December





2016 Term Dates

Term 1


Anniversary Day

Monday 1 February

Staff only day

Tuesday 2 February

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

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

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