Arohena School - Where we strive to provide excellence in all aspects of education

Arohena School is a small rural school nestled in an attractive native bush setting with views of Maungatautari. We are minutes from the Waikato River, the popular Waikato River Trail and Lake Arapuni camping ground. We are thirty minutes from Te Awamutu. The school is the hub of the Arohena District and enjoys strong community support.


Arohena was originally a saw-milling district and is now a productive farming community with dairy, sheep, beef and deer farms. At times,  the school community makes use of the district hall, church, Playcentre, and Aotearoa Marae. Arohena is in the heart of the Ngati Raukawa rohe.


Arohena School caters for students from New Entrants to Year Eight in mixed year groups utilising large teaching spaces. Our present school roll fluctuates between 25 to 40 children.

The school facilities consist of three classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, library, tennis/netball courts, an adventure playground, rugby/soccer field, native bush, vegetable gardens and a community built swimming pool. Also the Board of trustees continue to provide funding for extra staffing and teacher aide support.  Arohena School is  very well-resourced.  We accept and cater for the challenges of a transient, farming community and rural isolation.

Arohena School is part of the Rural and Roses cluster of schools, a community of professionals collaborating to create best learning opportunities for students by growing and sustaining teacher capability. Engagement and interaction leads to positive student outcomes and success for all.

We have an active Board of Trustees and Friends of the School group.  The community are consulted annually over the direction the school is taking and we work hard to ensure that learning at Arohena School is memorable for everyone.  

We have an active Board of Trustees and Friends of the School group.  The community are consulted annually over the direction the school is taking and we work hard to ensure that learning at Arohena School is memorable for everyone.