Please view Genesis Energy and Team NZ's Promotional Video, Website and NZ Herald article all filmed at Arahoe School.

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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

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

Office Hours - January 2020:

The Arahoe School office will be open in January 2020 for uniform and stationary sales, and new enrollments on:

  • Mon 20 January 2020 | Office Open 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tue 21 January 2020 | Office Open 9 am - 3 pm
  • Wed 22 January 2020 | Office Open 9 am - 3 pm
  • Thu 23 January 2020 | Office Open 9 am - 3 pm
  • Fri 24 January 2020 | Office Open 9 am - 3 pm
  • Mon 27 January 2020 | Office Closed - Auckland Anniversary
  • Tue 28 January 2020 | Office Closed - Staff First Aid Training
  • Wed 29 January 2020 | Office Open 8 am - 4 pm
  • Thu 30 January 2020 | FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2020

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 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.

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

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:

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)