If we have room after accepting students from within our enrolment zone, we warmly welcome children from further afield. Our Board of Trustees publishes the number of places available each term in the local newspaper along with a date by which to apply.
To apply for an Out of Zone placement you can pick up a paper application form at the office or click below to apply online.
Our primary school’s enrolment zone includes local Arataki neighbourhoods. It begins seaside of Maunganui Road and spans down from Concord Ave to the Maranui Street and the Sandhurst Drive roundabout. Our zone also extends further into Mount Maunganui to cover Te Maunga, Mangatawa and Matapihi.
To see if you live in our school zone, view our zoning map.
Reo Rua (Bilingual) Programme
Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria — My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.
Arataki School proudly offers tamariki the chance to participate in a Reo Rua (bilingual - English and Māori) programme. Here, tikanga are authentically woven into daily life and Te Reo Māori is spoken by tamariki and Kaiako at least 30 to 50 percent of the time.
We operate through a te ao Māori lens and Māori values of taukiri (identity), whanaungatanga (relationships) and manaakitanga (caring) are fundamental to our learning. This programme is delivered in partnership from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum.
To apply for Reo Rua you can pick up a paper application form at the office or click below to apply online. Completing this form will place you on the waiting list.
Based on Montessori philosophy that children are the leaders of their own learning, this programme is fully integrated into our school and is designed to nurture children’s natural desire for knowledge, discovery and respect.
Available to children from age 6 to 11, this programme is delivered through a Montessori philosophy within the framework of The New Zealand Curriculum and in accordance with the expectations of Arataki School.
Criteria for entry
Families to attend Tauranga Montessori Education Trust Parent Information Evenings
Families to observe in the class
Families to attend a meeting with the Principal and a representative from Tauranga Montessori Education Trust
Children with at least two years Montessori education experinece is recommended
For more information about Tauranga Montessori Education Trust click here