Start of 2022...

Our site is ready

Wendy and Steve (Nukumea School) are welcomed in a Powhiriri

Work begins at the site

Building site external fencing is up

Diggers move on to site

Sara and Nick, the two Deputy Principals are employed

Welcomed at Powhiri along with Sarah and Andrew from Nukumea School

We made our base at Dairy Flat School and were welcomed with Toetoe!

Settling in to our first 'make shift' office.

Our first community information evening

Lots of parents came to find out all about our new school

Work continues on site

June 2022 - We are officially gifted our new name - Ahutoetoe

We attend an amazing day of learning from Tārai Kura with other new schools, and new builds at Hobsonville Point Secondary School.

Find our more about Tārai Kura

Tārai Kura A4 brochure - 16Oct_digital_v2 (1).pdf

July 2022...

Our Senior Leadership team travelled to new builds in Tauranga and Hamilton to look at flexible learning spaces, mathematic and literacy programs and leadership structures, as well as hear from principals about their experiences.

At Te Manawa o Papamoa  School in Tauranga we were warmly greeted with waiata by the kapa haka group.

August 2022...

We held a second community information evening.

A sign went up on site.

September 2022...

Foundation work on site has begun.  Scaffolding has gone up for the Northern Health School and work has begun across the site for our school foundations. 

The new Ahutoetoe Playground has opened in Milldale.

October 2022 - Start of Term 4

We welcome our 7 new staff with a Powhiri at Te Herenga Waka o Orewa

We spend the day getting to know each other with some silly fun and games.

November 2022 - We were privileged to attend the Te Arahou MAC Hui a Tau for 2 days. Leaders helping leaders to become great leaders - stretched our thinking and challenged our understanding of what works best for ākonga Māori 

Building continues to progress well on the permanent Ahutoetoe site - This picture shows the framing for the admin block and hall.

November 2022...

Blocks and decks have gone down ready for the Ruxton Road school delivery.


The Ruxton Road Campus has been built! Buildings are on site, playground installed and work starts on landscaping and pathways.

11 classrooms, admin block and Wairau Valley Special School satellite unit.

All of our resources have arrived! Furniture, office supplies, resources and books.

As the contractors continue to finish off the build, cabling, internet, and landscaping, teachers have been busy in their classroms creating amazing learning spaces.

February 2023 -  Our beautiful learners start school!    Poipoi 0/1, Poipoi 2/3 and Hiringa 4-6

March 2023 - Our year 4-6 Hiringa learners lead our Jump Jam each morning out on the courts.

Each Friday we have Wheels day! 

We had a great Kelly Sports day over on the green.

Nine senior learners from Ahutoetoe School attended Te Kotahitanga Day held at Dairy Flat School. The purpose is to continue to build on a sense of whanaungatanga (relationships) across the local schools, strengthen these links and enable all students to share and participate with confidence. Our learners were able to participate in several wananga (workshops) including mau rakau (Māori martial art), poi making, mai toi (art), tī rākau (Māori instruments) and waiata (song). It was a fantastic day connecting with other ākonga (learners) and kura (schools).

Term 2 2023 - Junkey Monkeys visists Ahutoetoe School. Leaners get to build, play, innovate and create with 'small and big' parts.

We added some temporary playground markings and the learners loved them!

May, 2023 - The Building progresses!

Inside our administration building and learning block, work is progressing well!

June 2023  - Our first official school photographs!

September 2023 - The building progresses further!

December 2023 - Our new school is officially completed!

Our beautiful flexible learning spaces are spacious and bright with plenty of break out spaces, glass doors and built in shelving. We also have two full makerspaces on each floor. We can't wait to have our learners in!

Connect ... Nurture ... Inspire

Hono ... Poipoi ... Hiringa

Day Schedule

Gates open: 8.15am

School day: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Learning Session 1: 8.45am - 10.45am

Learning Session 2: 11.15am – 12.35pm

Learning Session 3: 1.20pm – 2.45pm

Ahutoetoe School

89 Maryvale Road





Term 1
Thursday 1 February - Friday 12 April
Waitangi Day – observed 6th Feb 

Good Friday – 29 March
Easter Monday – 1st April

Easter Tuesday - 2nd April

Term 2
Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Anzac Day – 25th April

Teacher Only Day - 31st May
Kings Birthday – 3rd June

Matariki  – 28th June

Term 3
Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4
Monday 14 October - Tuesday 17 December

Teacher Only Day - 25th October
Labour Day – 28th October



Phone: 09 242 8100