Dear Parents / Caregivers,

Makaraka is an innovative, successful, future focused school that values each learner as an individual.  

At Makaraka, we want everyone to be @ The Learning Edge.

Our classrooms provide vibrant learning environments and our teaching and support staff have a genuine passion for teaching and learning.  We are a close-knit school and children feel they are known and supported by staff and each other.  Learners at Makaraka feel safe and enjoy the friendly nature of our school.

Makaraka is a great place for children to learn.  We offer a wide range of learning experiences that enable our learners to develop new ideas and attitudes in leadership, academic, ICT, cultural and sporting pursuits.

Our latest Education Review Office report highlighted the quality of teaching in our classrooms, leadership, and governance.

We value open, honest, and clear communication with our learners and their families and welcome your involvement in the school community.  Likewise we will be honest with you about your child’s achievement and behaviour.  For the sustained success of the school it is essential that families are involved and participate in their children’s learning. 

Academic achievement is at the core of what we do. Our 2023 end of year achievement data results are: 

Math 93% of students are at or above curriculum expectation

Reading 95% of students are at or above curriculum expectation

Writing 88% of students are at or above curriculum expectation


Hayden Swann