'Mō te Katoa - Each For All' 

Nau mai ki te kura ō Aranga

Our school is situated 40 kilometres north of Dargaville in the Kaipara District. We are a rural full primary school in close proximity to the Waipoua Forest, Ripiro Beach, Maunganui Bluff and the Kai Iwi Lakes.

To the left of our school is the tribal boundary of Ngati Whatua and to the right Nga Puhi. We are situated in the heart of Te Roroa.

Employment in our community is found through beef and dairy farming, the tourist industry, forestry work, the freezing works and self-employment.

We have a supportive community that participate in a variety of ways, who want and expect the best for their children, and who work hard to assist the school in achieving that. We work hard to foster close relationships with all stake holders within our community.




'Our goal is to develop confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners '

Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai.

Ko Maunganui te maunga

Ko Waitapu te awa

Ko Waikara te marae

Ko Waikara te moana

Ko Mahuhukiterangi te waka

Aranga School is on the whenua of Te Roroa.  We have students from Waipoua Settlement, Waikara, Donnelly's Crossing and Aranga.  Environmental workers, farmers, and self employed whanau make up our community.  Our goal is to consider our students interests and needs, to create learning opportunities that are meaningful, effective and also appropriate to Aotearoa.  

Our daily timetable allows for academic, creative and physical activities so all students interests and learning styles are catered for.  We also teach through the Inquiry process to develop agentic learning.

But mostly what is important to us is the wellbeing of our learning, our people, and our place.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? 

 He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

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