Larrakeyah is one of the older schools in
Larrakeyah School has experienced considerable growth over the past few years. The continued construction of several new high rise apartment buildings and the completion of new homes on the Larrakeyah Barracks have resulted in increased student enrolments. BER infrastructure funding has provided upgrades to many of the school’s facilities including five new classrooms, a new canteen and an extension to the school assembly area.
The Department of Education has supported the school with further infrastructure development and the design of a Master Plan by Hully Liveris for future development. A minor new works grant was approved last year for a flexible learning area and the NT Government approved the construction of two additional classrooms.
Larrakeyah Primary is a school of high standards and expectations. NAPLAN results this year continue to show school average results in areas of Literacy and Numeracy for Year 3 and Year 5 above the Australian mean.
The Larrakeyah Community includes the suburbs of Larrakeyah, Cullen Bay, Myilly Point, Emery Point, Elliot Point, and Doctors Gully. The Larrakeyah Community is home to approximately 4500 people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. Architecture of the suburbs consists mostly of high density townhouses, high rise apartment buildings and 350 single occupancy low or elevated homes.
The school has a strength of 486 students in 2017. Approximately one fifth of the students are from Defence families. A changing demographic for the school is that a third of the student population now live in unit developments.