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.
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Theme 2019: A Voyage of Discovery
Our curriculum theme for 2019 recognises the 250th anniversary of the first meetings between Maori and non-Maori and the feats of Polynesian navigators and explorers who reached and settled in Aotearoa New Zealand many years earlier. This theme is based on the national commemoration Tuia - Encounters 250. For more information about our students' voyages of discovery and their learning about our histories and shared future, please click here.
Paddle Up - Term 3 Week 1 2019
Board Newsletter - Issue 2 2019
Paddle Up - Term 2 Week 1 2019
Voyage of Discovery-athon!
Weaving Project for Auckland Zoo!
Some of our amazing Year 4 students have been working alongside Auckland Zoo staff to create behaviour enrichment activities for their monkeys!
Check out this video showing a georgous Cotton-top Tamarin inquisitively searching for caterpillars in a woven harakeke (flax) putiputi (flower) which was made by Arahoe School students. The caterpillar larvae were put into the woven flax flowers by zoo staff. Special thanks to artist and expert weaver, Tessa Harris, who taught our students how to weave the flax flowers and to Auckland Zoo staff who supported our students with this project.
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).
Term Dates 2020:
Term 1: Thursday 30 January - Thursday 9 April (SCHOOL CLOSED - Friday 6 March 2020 - Teacher Only Day)
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 Oct - Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 December (TBC)