Location and History


Arthur Miller School is in the Art Deco centre of New Zealand - Napier.  Heading down towards the Tutaekuri River on Guppy Road in Taradale, you will find our school.  Tareha Park/Carter's Arms Park is a short stroll from the school.  The Napier/Hastings motorway backs onto the playing fields, and down the road is the Riversdale Lifestyle Village.  A 10 minute jaunt down the road will see you at the Taradale Shopping Centre.  Other schools in close proximity are Taradale High School, Taradale Intermediate, Bledisloe Primary School and Reignier Catholic School.


The school began as a rural school in 1969 and was known as Bledisloe No. 2 to take the overflow of children from Bledisloe School.  In 1971, it was given the name of Arthur Miller School in recognition of the work that Arthur Miller, the then mayor of the Taradale Borough, had done for education in the district.  He actively lobbied in Wellington in political circles for the establishment of an Intermediate and High School to meet the educational needs of a growing population in Taradale.  Following the establishment of the Arthur Miller School he became very involved in school activities.  The first computer was purchased by Arthur Miller for the school.  Often Arthur Miller would share fish and chip lunches with the children and shout them ice creams on special occasions.  That was when the school was a small three teacher school.