Our School

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Arakura School is located at the northern heart of Wainuiomata. We are a contributing school – with Year 1 to 6 students. The beautiful hills that surround our top court, field and playground are a rich natural backdrop and setting for learning, exploration and play. 

Our roll ranges between 125-150 students. 

We are a multicultural school with 51% Māori; 29% NZ European; 14% Pasifika (Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island and Niuean); and 6% other ethnicities (Indian, Filipino, African, Fijian, Chinese, Australian, Thai, and other European).

Our bell rings four times each day:

9.00am Start of school day

 Learning Block 1 with Morning Tea Eating 9.00am - 11.10am

Morning tea break 11.10am - 11.30am

11.30am Learning Block 2 with Lunch Eating 11.30am - 01.10pm

Lunch break 01.10pm - 01.50pm

01.50pm Learning Block 3 01.50pm - 03.00pm

03.00pm End of school day