Arahoe School CLOSED

Tuesday 24 March - Tuesday 28 April (TBC)

N E W Z E A L A N D I N L O C K D O W N C O V I D - 1 9 A L E R T L E V E L 4

For the latest Covid-19 updates from Mr Limbrick, Principal, and how this is affecting Arahoe School - please scroll down to view.

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Be kind. Keep safe.

Kia kaha Arahoe whanau.

For more information on Covid-19 please visit:

Key Updates

Updated: Friday 27 March at 11 am

Term 2 starts Wednesday 15 April from home (e-Learning)

Parents and whanau will receive updates closer to the time regarding the e-Learning programmes

All communication throughout the lock down will be via the SkoolBag App and our school website

Official school holiday period is Monday 30 March - Tuesday 14 April (includes Easter)

Please do not email teachers for updates as they are being informed through the same channels

ICT Support

Need help with setting up an Arahoe iPad orChromebook?

please visit the new support page on our Arahoe School website:

My Lockdown Diary

A Christchurch artist has created a fantastic children's lockdown diary which offers daily activities for children to keep a positive record of their experiences during the month-long lockdown. The diary contains 28 pages of activities and can be downloaded and printed at home and completed on paper with pencils, pens or crayons.

To download the lockdown diary visit:

For more information about the lockdown diary please visit:

No printer at home? No problem! My Lockdown Diary can also be downloaded in Powerpoint and completed on the computer and printed later. You can also open the file in Google Slides. Very cool!
From Stephen McCarthy, My Lockdown Diary artist:
"Children sometimes find it hard to talk about what they're feeling and drawing is a way of accessing that. Get the crayons out, do something tangible and away from digital distractions." For parents it was good to see through a child's eyes, to get their perspective, because "sometimes they see things in a different, unclouded way". / Source:


Latest Updates from Mr Limbrick, Principal

Covid-19 Update 6 Apr 2020.pdf
Updated: 2.12 pm on Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Covid-19 Update 26 Mar 2020.pdf
Updated: 3.30 pm on Thursday, 26 March 2020
Covid-19 Update 23 Mar 2020.pdf
Updated: 8.30 pm on Monday, 23 March 2020



Welcome to Arahoe School

Arahoe School first opened with four classrooms in 1958 to provide for the growing urban population between New Lynn and Green Bay. During the subsequent years our school has grown considerably and now has a student population of just over 800.

At the heart of our school are our people. Our school community is a vibrant, dynamic and supportive one. Examples of this can be found in our talented Board of Trustees, Arahoe School Community Group (ACG), our highly professional staff and that which makes us unique, our wonderful students.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website and ultimately, being part of the Arahoe School community.

Richard Limbrick


Arahoe Events & Connected Curriculum Calendar

What's On Weekly Notices Newsletter

Our weekly 'What's On' eNewsletter (right) gives you all the information you need to know about the events and activities for the week ahead. It is issued on the Wednesday prior via the SkoolBag App. You may also pick up a printed copy at reception.

Keep Connected

Get the SkoolBag App!

To receive instant messages from Arahoe School including notices, newsletters, event reminders and more, please download the SkoolBag App.

To Download:

Go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search for “SkoolBag” and download the FREE SkoolBag App. After opening the app add Arahoe School and you’re ready to go! For further assistance please click here.

Follow us on Facebook!

Search @arahoeschool or visit:

Arahoe School now has its very own official Facebook page! We’re looking forward to bringing you instantly closer to some of the amazing learning opportunities that happen here at Arahoe School. Like our page and receive notifications for live feed videos, news updates and occasional photos.

Theme 2020:

Kōrero Atu - Kōrero Mai

I speak to you - You speak to me

For more information about our Curriculum Theme for 2020 and to view our topic studies plan for the Term 1 please visit the Our Curriculum page on our website.

School Newsletters

Paddle Up T4 W1 web.pdf

Paddle Up - Term 4 Week 2 2019

Paddle Up T3 W1 FINAL web.pdf

Paddle Up - Term 3 Week 1 2019

Arahoe BOT Issue 2 2019 FINAL.pdf

Board Newsletter - Issue 2 2019

2019 Yearbooks - Out Now!

Our 2019 Arahoe School yearbook is now complete and available for collection at the school office!

As previously advised, there is one FREE copy available to all families who supported the Board through the school donation programme in 2019. Additional copies can be purchased for $40 per copy.

We are all very proud of the finished work and hope that you and your children will get a great deal of pleasure from it as you look through the pages and reflect on their 2019 school year.

Richard Limbrick


Our Charter

Charter 2019.pdf

Charter 2019

Our charter outlines our strategic vision by focusing on the four key paths that enable our learners to access their future. Those paths are: Curriculum, Community, Culture, and Continuity and Change (please note, 'Continuity and Change' was a new key area for 2018).

Please click on the PDF document opposite to open (click on the pop-out symbol in the top right corner).

Access our school policy documents here.

Our Learning

Our Communication

Our Programmes

Term Dates 2020:

Updated: 26 March 2020

Term 1: Thursday 30 January - Friday 27 March*

Term 2: Wednesday 15 April** - Friday 3 July

Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4: Monday 12 Oct - Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 December (TBC)

* Covid-19 lockdown - school holidays brought forward two weeks** School starts from home as e-Learning (more details to follow)