​​​​​​​Our Stories

Connecting to our place in the world

Arataki School is connected to our local whenua (land). Our school is organised into five teams, each team is named after a local maunga (mountain). 

Our teams are:

  • Hikurangi (Year 0-2)
  • Mangatawa (Year 2-3)
  • Hopukiore (Year 3-4)
  • Mauao (Year 5-6)
  • Kopukairoa (Reo Rua/Bilingual Year 0-6)

Each of these maunga has a rich history and a story to tell. Read about these below.