Important Dates for 2023
School opens on Tuesday 31 January.
The school will be closed on the following dates for Teacher Only Days:
Term 2 - Monday 24 April and Thursday 15 June
Term 3 - Friday 18 August
Term 4 - Friday 17 November
March - Sign language week
May - Rotuman Language week and Samoan Language week
August - Cook Island Language week
September - Tongan Language week, Conservation week, Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori week, Tuvaluan Language week, Fijian Language week, Niuean Language week and Tokelauan Language week.
Public Holidays when the school will be closed:
6 February - Waitangi Day
7-11 April - Easter
25 April - Anzac Day
5 June - Kings Birthday
23 October - Labour Day
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.