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"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.