Important Information

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

School Board Elections

Nominations are now closed.

Nominations received for the Parent Representative are:

Paolo Abarro

Semi Asafo

Kate Bennett

Catherine Mitchell

Jason Nand

Tui Pomare

5 positions need to be filled on the school board.

Nominations received for the Staff Representative are:

Natasha Carter-Bing

J Hitomi Shimazu

1 position is to be filled on the school board.

Voting papers will be posted to all eligible voters by Monday the 8th of August 2022. A prepaid, self-addressed envelope will be included for you to return your voting papers.

Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday the 7th of September 2022.


Nicole Upham

Returning Officer

Reporting a student absence

Arohanui Special School has a responsibility every day to account for all students who are enrolled.

If your child is unwell or will not be at school for another reason, there are a number of ways to let us know.

If you have a smartphone or Ipad/tablet, you can download the Skool Loop app. You can report your child's absence via the app. The app is free to download and use.

You can phone the school office on 838-6696 or text on 021 0255 6789 to advise of an absence. All you need to tell us is your child's name and reason for being away and we will inform the classroom teacher.

Please do not text your child's classroom teacher directly as the teacher might not be in the classroom that day so your child's absence (and the reason) might not get recorded.

If your child is absent but the school is not advised, you will receive a text message asking you to contact the school office. For safety reasons it is important that both parents and teachers know where children are.