​​​​​​​Kia ora koutou, nau mai kei te kura o Arataki.

A warm welcome to Arataki School.

As Principal since 2015, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Arataki School, a thriving primary school in Mount Maunganui.

There’s something special about our school and you can feel it as soon as you walk through our doors. Perhaps it comes from our name. Arataki means “to lead” or “guide” and we are committed to empowering every child to become the leader of their own educational journey.

For over 50 years, our dedicated staff have focused on preparing tamariki for success in their education and beyond. From academic challenges to sporting competitions, the diversity of our community to the changing world around us, learning opportunities are everywhere.

Pastoral care is a priority and all students’ needs are met within a physically safe and emotionally secure classroom and school environment. Here, everyone is important and respected for who they are.

I am proud to be leading Arataki School and would love to discuss how we can offer your child the best. Please contact the office about a visit and I look forward to showing you around our wonderful school.


Mā te wā!

Shelley Blakey

Arataki School Principal