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Welcome to Te Aroha Primary School

As you plan your child’s start to school we know this can be an overwhelming time with many decisions which need to be made.  We hope to be able to assist you in making the right choice for you and your family.   At Te Aroha Primary School we encourage an inclusive and caring culture where children can establish the solid foundations they need to make their way through life.

We look forward to having your child start their learning journey with us!

Enrolment Next Steps…

If your child will shortly be turning 5 we can help you with your next step. 

  • Make an appointment at the school office and the principal will be happy to show you around the      school.
  • When you have made the decision to enrol your child, pop into the school office where our secretary will give you the enrolment information and walk through the process ahead.  Alternatively you can complete our online enrolment form and then drop in with your child’s birth certificate or passport and immunization information to the office.
  • Prior to your child starting they will be invited to three pre-school visits, we ask that you or a family member comes with them to their visit.  The visits are normally for one block  on the first visit , two on the second and then the full day on the third. This will give your child a sense of what a day might run like.
  • Te Aroha primary runs a special transition to school programme called Ready Set Go. When your child is four and a half years old they are welcome to attend this programme once a fortnight.
  • Te Aroha Primary offers a very special start to school in our New Entrant class.   Students are moved from the new entrant classes in small groups as they become ready to transition through to a bigger classroom. This more personalized approach we have found makes the sometimes daunting transition a lot easier for children and parents.

School Uniform

Children at Te Aroha Primary School are required to wear the appropriate school uniform to school each day.

 Summer uniform is worn in terms one and four and winter uniform is worn in terms two and three.

Summer Uniform consists of:    

  • School sun hat (compulsory)
  • Green polo shirt with school logo
  • Green polo fleece top with school logo (optional in summer)
  • School navy blue shorts (boys and girls)
  • School navy blue skorts (girls)
  • School navy blue track bottom (optional in summer)


  • Sensible shoes

Winter uniform consists of:

  • School Beanie (optional)
  • Green polo shirt with school logo
  • Green polo fleece top with school logo
  • School navy blue shorts
  • School navy blue skorts
  • School navy blue track bottom


  • Tights for girls – black, dark green or navy blue   (optional)
  • Sensible shoes
  • Skivvies – navy blue or dark green only (optional

Navy blue or dark green skivvies may be worn under the polo shirt. (optional). No other coloured skivvies are permitted.

Children are required to wear shorts/skorts underneath their track bottom at all times. This is so that when class physical activity is done children don’t over heat in a track bottom in summer or in winter end up with a wet and muddy track bottom.

Girls may wear tights, but these must be either navy blue, bottle green or black.

Footless tights are not permitted.

Sensible shoes must be worn to school and we recommend sneakers, jandals or sandals and slip on shoes for girls. Ug boots or high healed boots are not sensible shoes for children to wear to school. Walking to school in slippers is also not permitted.

We want our students to be neat and tidy and a good example of what our school stands for when they are at school and out in the community.

ERO Report

For more information about Te Aroha Primary please click here to our latest ERO report. Click here to view

2021 Annual Report

View the 2021 Annual Financial Report by clicking on this link


On enrolment, parents are supplied with the stationery list for their child’s particular class.

Getting to and From School

Most of our students either walk, cycle or scooter to school. Others are dropped off by their parents by car.

There is a Ministry bus available for children who live rurally in the Mangaiti area. This needs to be arranged with the school office


If your child is to be absent from school for any reason then this must be reported to the school office. This can be done in the following ways:

  • Using the School App to inform the school.
  • Leaving a message on the school answer phone.
  • Texting a message to the school mobile phone.
  • Emailing the school
  • Using the website to send the school a message.


We have five core values at Te Aroha Primary and these guide how we behave towards each other, to those in the wider community and to our environment.

Te Aroha Primary Values

School Reports and Learning Discussions

Our school reports to parents on the progress and achievement of their children through written reports and Learning Discussions.

A written report is sent home for each child in June and again in December.

Learning Discussions are held in March and in July each year where the class teacher, the parent and the child get together to discuss the child’s learning. Parents book an appointment time online on the particular days set aside for these Learning Discussions.

Parents are welcome to make appointments outside of these times to discuss any aspects of their child’s education.


If you need to make a payment to the school you can do so directly to the school bank account.

Please use your child’s initial and surname and the purpose of the payment as reference.  i.e K. Jones Basketball 

Te Aroha Primary School