Our School

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 begin our journey into Innovative Learning Practice and have high quality learning and development for our whānau.  Our Kahikatea Whanau (Leadership Class Year 5-6) are now a Bring Your Own Device Class (BYOD), and our other two whanau in the senior team will move towards this later in 2016.

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.

Takaka 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 Takaka town. We get the best of both worlds, being able to access the library, playcentre and other amenities, while still being close to nature.

We are committed to developing our local curriculum to cater for our 21st century learners with innovative learning practice at the core.

So do come and meet us, and join us as we journey together.

Kia Kotahi Tātou,  Tū  Tonu Mai!

Jenny Bennett


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