Tākaka Primary School
Kia Kotahi Tātou, Tū Tonu Mai!
Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki te Kura Tuatahi ō Tākaka
Welcome to Tākaka Primary School
Welcome to our vibrant place of learning, where we place children and their learning front and centre.
We place high value on developing strong foundations in Literacy and Mathematics and our teaching team pride themselves on striving to grow their own teaching capability to enhance learning outcomes for our tamariki. We collectively live our school value 'Open to Learning / Kia Mataara' for the benefits of our learners everyday.
Tākaka Primary is situated on 4 hectares of land with the local Kindergarten and High School just steps away. Our beautiful grounds back onto a forest and the community gardens, and we are a short walk from Tākaka town. We get the best of both worlds; being able to access town, the library and other amenities, while still being close to nature.
We have fantastic facilities that enhance the learning opportunities we provide our tamariki. These include: a heated swimming pool, a pump track and an asphalt bike track with access to school bikes daily, a school forest for outdoor learning, school gardens and green house, as well as an orchard onsite. We are fortunate to have a heated swimming pool for your child to enjoy water safety and swimming lessons during both Term 1 and 4. We have a modern school library that allows access to new books weekly for your child to enjoy at home with you. Our hall is a wonderful asset and is well utilised for assemblies and sharing learning with whānau.
Check out our School Prospectus for more information about what TPS has to offer!
Our school prides itself on being able to provide opportunities for students to discover themselves, one another, and their environment. We actively teach our students how to manage risks and be safe. Your children will climb trees, build huts and explore nature. They will ride bikes and scooters, zoom around, and play bull rush and rugby. They will be kids and have a great time exploring and learning!
What makes us special and unique?
We have some things that make us unique.
Our Kids are 'Kia ora Kids'
Our KIA ORA Kid Values
Our school values and qualities guide the way we engage in learning and play at Tākaka Primary School. They are infused into all aspects of our school learning community. Our values are future focused, ensuring we are providing our next generation with the skills and qualities they are going to need for THEIR future. These are explicitly taught and embedded throughout life at TPS.
We live our values and qualities everyday!
Our Values are the building blocks within which we grow;
Collaborative, Connected, Life Long Learners who thrive in Respectful Relationships.
Kia ora Kids thrive in Respectful Relationships
At Tākaka Primary School we focus on Relationship based Learning (RbL) and believe in the importance of creating 'family like' relationships across our school community. In short, we are a whānau and our relationships with students and between students are at the heart of all we do.
“Own it, fix it, learn from it and move on”.
Learning at TPS
Our School Houses
School Sports events, see us dressing up in support of our manu and house to compete for the Kāhui Manu House Cup.
Kāhui Manu o Tākaka Primary
The flock birds from Tākaka Primary
Our four Manu represent local birds from the mountain to the sea: Ki uta ki tai, covering all of Mohua Golden Bay.
These birds can be found flittering amongst the Pikopiko, Kōwhai, Rātā, Kānuka, Nikau, Tōtara, Kauri and Kahikatea trees. These four birds represent our school houses with the associated colour.
Our school houses provide us with another opportunity to develop whanaungatanga / relationships with others across our school.
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We are Tākaka Primary School, Together we Stand Tall!
Wāhi Noho / Physical Address
Ngā Hāora i te Tari / Office Hours
Monday to Friday (Term time)