Tākaka Primary School

Kia Kotahi Tātou, Tū Tonu Mai! 


Welcome to our vibrant place of learning, where we place children and their learning front and centre.

Our school is a diverse and happy place; we prioritise student wellbeing and engagement, knowing that progress and achievement will follow when both motivation to learn and student agency is high.

Our  committed staff  work in partnership with students, families and one another to create learning opportunities that engage, excite and encourage our learners to lengthen their stride and reach the potential they deserve.

In 2016 we began our journey into Innovative Learning Practice and introduced high quality learning and development for our whānau.  Our Senior School (Year 4-6) are a 1:1 Chromebook learning space, and students also have the option to bring their own chromebook. In Term 3, 2017, we moved to flexible learning spaces, with teachers delivering a responsive curriculum in Reading, Writing and Inquiry. These sessions are delivered as learning workshops, with students being supported to self-set their timetables for the week. Our online planning site for parent and whānau access enables everyone to know about the learning happening across our team.  Our junior school (Years 1-3) are developing play-based learning, integrated curriculum and narrative assessment. They work in a highly collaborative team and together they scaffold self-management, voice and choice for our youngest learners.

Our children, staff, support staff, and families are on the waka as we journey, grow and evolve to develop a learner-centric curriculum and place of learning that is student driven, teacher powered, and well supported by whanau.

The Power of Student Led Learning

We know that it’s important to move from compliance to student engagement. 

But what happens when you take it another step and empower your students to own their learning? 

We are Takaka Primary School, Together we stand tall! 

Whakapā mai  / Contact Us

Phone +64 3-525 9035
Email  postie@takakaprimary.school.nz  

Wāhi Noho / Physical Address

9 Wadsworth Street, 

Ngā Wāhanga 2022  / Term Dates

Term 1: 1  Feb - 14 Apr
Term 2: 2 May - 8 Jul
Term 3: 25 Jul - 30 Sep
Term 4: 17 Oct - 16 Dec 

Ngā Hāora i te Tari  / Office Hours

8.15am - 3.15pm 
Monday to Friday (Term time) 
Takaka Primary School 2023