Please click on the "Resources" tab above. This has helpful activities for you and your young people to utilise from home.

Arohanui Special School Board

Casual vacancy for 2 parent representatives

Two casual vacancies have occurred on the school board for elected parent representatives.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Semi Asafo

Presiding member (chair)

Arohanui Special School Board

82 Tirimoana Road

Te Atatu South


by: Friday 3 December 2021

School Closed

Kia ora koutou, Talofa lava

As you have likely heard, there has been a community case of Covid-19 announced this evening. The government has placed the whole of Auckland and Coromandel into Alert Level 4, initially for 3 days, but possibly for up to one week while further investigations and testing is undertaken. All schools will be closed for the duration of level 4.

Level 4 means we all need to stay home to protect our household bubbles, and only travel for essential services such as groceries, medical visits, and to the pharmacy. If you do venture outside at all you are encouraged to wear a mask and remain at least 2m away from anyone you do not know.

Your teachers will be getting in touch with you tomorrow to check in and see what supports you may need. The focus of this conversation is to check in with you to see how you and your family are doing.

Online learning will resume from Thursday 19th August with teachers, therapists, and enrichment staff adding activities, resources, and ideas to SEESAW. Your child may also be invited to a Google Hangout with their teachers and peers.

Please do not feel pressured into doing everything that is put up on SEESAW. The learning is there for you to utilize when and if you can.

Take care whanau.

Nga Mihi Nui,

Shaki Padayatchi

Principal | Tumuaki

"Dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our community in the spirit of Aroha."

"Ki tūtakina nga matea rerekē e tautawhitia nga iwi whanau kei roto te wairua" aroha.

Kia Ora and welcome to Arohanui

Arohanui is a school dedicated to meeting the unique learning needs of students from 5-21 years of age in the West Auckland area. We have 28 classes located across 13 sites. These include satellite classes catering for primary and intermediate students, secondary options, and a transition centre for students aged 18 and over. In addition we have an Outreach Service which supports ORS funded students in mainstream schools.

We are a passionate and committed staff focused on helping our students develop to their full potential. We believe strongly in the need for an understanding, inclusive and responsive community and we are aware that we play an important part in helping to create this community for our students and their families.

Shaki Padayatchi


What's on

Term Dates 2021

Term 1

Tuesday 2 February - Friday 16 April

Public Holiday Waitangi Day Monday 8 February

Public Holiday Easter break Friday 2 April - Tuesday 6 April

Term 2

Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

Public Holiday Queen's Birthday Monday 7 June

Term 3

Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October

Teacher Only Day Friday 13 August

Term 4

Monday 18 October - Tuesday 14 December

Public Holiday Labour Day Monday 25 October

Term Dates 2022

Term 1

Tuesday 1 February - Thursday14 April

Public Holiday Waitangi Day Monday 7 February

Public Holiday Easter Friday 15 April

Term 2

Tuesday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Public Holiday Queen's Birthday Monday 6 June

Public Holiday Matariki Friday 24 June

Term 3

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Wednesday 14 December

Public Holiday Labour Day Monday 24 October

School hours

The school office is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and school term holidays.

Students can arrive from 8.20am and leave at 2.30pm.