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

Image and video courtesy of Genesis Energy

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


Notices and Events

Arahoe Event Calendar

Weekly Notices Newsletter

Our weekly 'What's On' eNewsletter (above) gives you all the information you need to know about the events and activities during that week. It is issued the Wednesday prior.

Weekly Notices Newsletter

Our weekly 'What's On' eNewsletter (above) gives you all the information you need to know about the events and activities during that week. It is issued the Wednesday prior.

Online Surveys

Go in the Draw to WIN a $100 New World Voucher!

As a thank you to our community, every completed School Communication and Digital Citizenship Survey will go in our prize draw for a $100 New World voucher.

Surveys to be completed by Friday 29 November.

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!

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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)