"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 2024

Term 1

Tuesday 30 January - Friday 12 April

Public Holiday Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February

Public Holiday Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April

Term 2

Monday 29 April  - Friday 5 July

Public Holiday Kings birthday Monday 5 June

Public Holiday Matariki Friday 28 June

Term 3

Monday 22 July - Friday  27 September

Term 4

Monday 14 October - Tuesday 17 December

Public Holiday Labour Day Monday 28 October

Term Dates 2025 TBC

Term 1

Monday 3 February - Friday 11 April

Public Holiday Waitangi Day Thursday 6 February

Term 2

Monday 28 April  - Friday 27 June

Public Holiday Kings birthday Monday 2 June

Public Holiday Matariki Friday 20 June

Term 3

Monday 14 July - Friday  19 September

Term 4

Monday 6 October - Thursday 18 December

Public Holiday Labour Day Monday 28 October