Takari Primary School (5507)

School Overview

Takari is an Aboriginal word meaning '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 170 students, we are a small school where every child is known and valued.

The staff are highly competent and committed to providing a supportive, safe and nurturing environment to all our students. The school has a Principal, a Deputy Principal, 16 Classroom Teachers and 6 Education Assistants. A number of staff have attained Senior Teacher status and have leadership roles within the school. A School Chaplain supports the Student Services team two days a week and a School Psychologist attends one day a week. The school also partners with various agencies that provide trained volunteers to work with small groups or individual students.

The Takari school community embraces cultural diversity and 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.

Takari offers specialist programs in Music, Physical Education, Science and Italian. The Music program includes two rock bands that perform at special events. After school sporting clinics are also offered each term. All classes at Takari have up to date interactive panels and wireless internet. Classes have access to sets of laptop computers and iPads, which are used regularly in all curriculum areas.

The school has four main teaching blocks within the main building infrastructure, a spacious air conditioned library and a large enclosed undercover area. Recent upgrades include the conversion of the old library to a dedicated Science Laboratory and three new basketball/netball courts. A maintenance program concluded in 2020 that ensured all classrooms had new carpet, paint, pinup/white boards.

The Takari School Council meets regularly and actively contributes to the preparation and ratification of policy documents, management plans, and monitor the school's financial position. The 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 and all volunteers will be most warmly welcomed.

Team Takari is a whole school Positive Behaviour Support program aimed at improving the academic and behavioural outcome of all students. This occurs through the use of proactive strategies and the explicit teaching of behavioural expectations. Students are assisted to make positive choices and accept responsibility for their learning and behaviour. The Team Takari core values are Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Personal Best.

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 at takarips.wa.edu.au