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About Parap Primary School

Parap Primary School has been providing high quality education programs as part of the Parap and Fannie Bay community since 1958. 

Located approximately five kilometres from the Darwin Central Business District the school is adjacent to the thriving Parap Shopping Village. Our school is a twin campus facility, with the PreSchool located nearby on Ross Smith Avenue. We strive to create a learning culture that builds relationships, values and celebrates difference, and creates a sense of belonging. 

Parap Primary School uses a Real Life Inquiry approach. We are committed to nurturing individuals in a positive environment of exploring and questioning, by connecting learning with real life experiences. 


Our Outcomes

Parap Primary School is committed to providing rich learning programs to allow all students to achieve their full potential. 


A differentiated approach for all students encourages them to take ownership of their learning in a challenging and enjoyable environment. 


Our School Mission

Student wellbeing underpins the culture of teaching and learning at our school with a strong emphasis on personal and social capabilities. The Australian Curriculum is implemented through innovative learning opportunities which empower students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and become real life problem solvers.


Our School Vision

We believe that every child is capable of developing the skills to be successful global citizens when supported through strong school, family and community partnerships.


Building a strong, positive culture of belonging, engagement and inclusion. Every student’s success is everyone’s responsibility.



Individual student needs are recognised and incorporated into the teaching and learning programs to improve outcomes for all. Teachers, students and families work together to identify personal and learning goals and celebrate achievement.



The school promotes and actively encourages a growth mindset in the pursuit of excellence. We embed and incorporate technology as a tool for innovation and exploration.

Our School Values


Our school values are designed to guide our students towards creating a better world for themselves and for others.


  • INCLUSION – Caring for each other

  • COOPERATION – Working together

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP – Building our future

 Our Learner Dispositions


Parap Primary School is a learning community that strives to create meaningful learning experiences for students.


Our Learner Dispositions are: 

  • SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS – demonstrate a readiness and willingness to learn

  • RESILIENT LEARNERS – have a growth mindset

  • COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS – cooperate with others in play and learning

  • CREATIVE LEARNERS – open their hearts and minds to possibilities

  • CURIOUS LEARNERS - ask questions to expand their knowledge of the world

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