We are looking for teachers!

We teach special education… what's your superpower?

Our amazing school is looking for collaborative, innovative and relationship-focused teachers. We have small classes, high teacher aide support and a commitment to professional learning and development.

Experience in special education and/or working with young adults is an advantage but induction, mentoring and a superhero costume will be provided!

More details in the Education Gazette.

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

As per instructions from the Ministry of Education, school is closed. The first day for students is now Tuesday 7 February 2023.

"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



Healthy Active Learning

We are part of a joint initiative with Sport New Zealand called Healthy Active Learning. Circability is one of the companies that is upskilling our students and staff with movement skills. Check out the amazing work going on in the school.

What's on

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.

Term Dates 2023

Term 1

Tuesday 31 January - Thursday 6 April

Public Holiday Waitangi Day Monday 6 February

Term 2

Monday 24 April  - Friday 30 June

Public Holiday Anzac day Tuesday 25 April

Public Holiday Kings birthday Monday 5 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday  22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - Thursday 14 December

Public Holiday Labour Day Monday 23 October