Arahoe School

Is now open to all students as at Monday 18 May 2020

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

To receive all notices and newsletters as instant push notifications sent to your phone, please download the FREE SkoolBag App now.

Be kind. Keep safe.

Kia kaha Arahoe whanau.

For more information on Covid-19 please visit:

Device Return

Please see the instructions below for returning devices :

Device return.pdf

How to reset an iPad

Please see the instructions below to reset an iPad:

How to reset an iPad.pdf

If you have borrowed a Chromebook, you do not need to do anything more than sign out of the device. However, an iPad does need to be factory reset to remove any passwords, iTunes accounts or personal information you may have added when setting up the device for your child. If you are unsure of how to perform a factory reset, the steps are provided above.


Latest Updates from Mr Limbrick, Principal

Covid-19 Update 12 May 2020.pdf
Updated: 6 pm on Wednesday, 12 May 2020
Covid-19 Update 1 May 2020.pdf
Updated: 5 pm on Friday, 1 May 2020
Covid-19 Update 6 Apr 2020.pdf
Updated: 2.12 pm on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Latest News -

Building Progress -

Take a tour through the Ara Pakeke classroom re-build with Mr Limbrick. The learning spaces are really starting to take shape and are looking great. Check it out and let your imagination run wild!

Updated: 7 May 2020

2019 Yearbook

Our 2019 Arahoe School yearbook is now available for collection at the school office. One free copy is available to all families who paid the school donation in 2019. Additional copies can be purchased for $40 per copy



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 coming up in 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

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)