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Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te Aro School is a vibrant and bustling learning environment where diversity is valued. I love being here! I love the school’s cultural mix, the staff team, the students and the fact that we are a hidden gem on the edge of the city. It still amazes me that so many Wellingtonians don’t even know there is a school at this end of The Terrace.

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After a busy school year I hope that you will be able to enjoy some warm summer weather with family and friends. Whatever you and your family do over the summer I do hope you will begin the new school year in February recharged and refreshed.

To our families who are leaving our school community this year we wish you all the best. In particular I wish our graduating Year 8 students all the very best as they move onto secondary school. This group of students have much to offer and contribute to the schools they will next be going to but also to the wider community as fine sportsmen and women, talented artists, musicians, linguists, scientists, mathematicians, writers and performers, creative thinkers and generally active citizens who care about the world around them. I am certain we will continue to celebrate their successes in the years to follow. Good luck to you all. Kia waimarie.  May 2018 be a great year for each of you.

On behalf of the staff team I wish you and your family a relaxing break over the festive season.I look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning families in the New Year on Thursday 1st February when the school year gets underway.

New families wanting to enrol their children at Te Aro for a February start can call the school office from Wednesday 24 January. Georgie and I will be available to meet with you.

Ko te tumanako, kia mārie tō koutou Kirihimete, ā, ka whakanuia te tau hou ki ōu koutou hoa me ō koutou whānau. Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei. I hope you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas, and are able to celebrate the New Year with your friends and whānau.

Kake tonu Te Aro. Ever Upwards Te Aro.

Kind regards. Nga mihi nui,


Te Aro School is a vibrant, inclusive, multicultural full primary school with approximately 220 children from over 36 countries and a strong community presence dating back to 1854.


The School relies on strong support from our community to fundraise the funds necessary to provide our students with the best education possible.


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LOCATION: Wellington

Te Aro School in central Wellington has a roll of 212 students, encompassing 38 different ethnicities.


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We welcome all International Students to our school and look forward to providing the necessary professional educational services to your child.

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