Welcome to Harkaway Primary School

What Matters Most?

The future does not seem that far away any more.   So at Harkaway Primary School, we are careful to make time for curiosity and discovery.   By being deliberate about the 'way' the 'what' and the 'where' we learn and teach, our students come to see themselves as confident learners.  Our school attracts families who are looking for a community to nurture their loved ones, to challenge them to grow academically and be active, globally minded citizens. 

Actually, we've been around for over 140 years, so we've learned a thing or two about helping learners to flourish. We do this through building a sense of belonging in our students - building a connection with our place, with our peers as well as our learning.  Harkaway  teachers and aides are exceptional practitioners who develop a deep understanding of each child and how to support their learning journey. We know what concept each child is ready for next - planning and targeting our teaching at just the right level to achieve success. 

Each day is designed to provide the best possible learning . At the end of a class, students duck outside for 'huff n puff'. This is ten minutes of running about to burn off  energy, or calmly catching some fresh air ready for the next lesson. Students are immersed in their learning with our Chinese teachers. The way we teach writing leads our children to see themselves as authors. Our Mathematics approach is also highly effective and individualised. However, a solid grounding in knowledge, skills and understandings is not enough. Giving children the power to make rules and allocate resources is also essential. All of this allows them the chance to make a difference in their world. After all, isn't that what matters most?

School tours are a great way to see all of this for yourself. Call us today and make a time. 

Leigh Johnson 

Principal