Takari Primary School (5507)

School Overview

Welcome to Takari Primary school where we firmly believe that students can reach their full educational potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe. This is best achieved through the collaborative practices of all involved in the process - the student, the staff of the school and the family.

Takari is the Aboriginal meaning for 'Tomorrow'. Established in 1969, Takari Primary School is located in the northern suburbs of Perth in the Balcatta area. We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. With an approximate population of 160 students, we are a small school where every child is known and valued. The Takari staff is committed to providing a supportive, safe and nurturing environment to all our students.

Our school prides itself on being culturally diverse. Our students are encouraged to celebrate differences and welcome others into the school community. We have a strong focus on the development of students' numeracy and literacy skills and have developed learning programs that use whole school strategies and planning processes that address individual student needs, provide small group learning experiences and explicit whole class instruction.

We have introduced the Primary Connections Science program throughout the school. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Primary Connections focuses on developing students' knowledge, skills, understanding and capacities in both science and literacy through working cooperatively in teams through a process of engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate.

Our school continues to make significant progress in developing teacher and student skills with a range of technology. A focus on the integration of technology will include the installation of interactive whiteboards in every classroom this year. Our computer lab is now equipped with 30 new computers and all teaching blocks are networked with internet access.

Takari also has experienced specialist teachers in music, physical education and Italian.

The Australian Government's Building Education Revolution initiative has seen the completion of two new facilities for the school. Completed in the 2011 school year, we now have a spacious air conditioned library and an enclosed undercover area which accommodates the whole school for assemblies and also provides a safe and well equipped play area for the children. Within the undercover area is our new school canteen which operates three days a week.

Our School Council meets regularly to monitor the school's financial position and actively contribute to the preparation and ratification of policy documents and management plans.

Our P&C, a small but dedicated group of volunteers, have undertaken many fundraising events to help improve the school's resources. Opportunities exist for parents to become more involved in all areas of the P&C for 2018 and all volunteers will be most warmly welcomed.

We look forward to your involvement and participation, sharing with the school and your child, the excitement of learning.

Discover more about Takari Primary School:
E: Takari.PS@education.wa.edu.au