Welcome and thank you for visiting
Manunda Terrace Primary School's website.
Manunda Terrace Primary School is
located in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin in the
The school is divided into Early Childhood (Preschool-Year 3) and Upper
Primary (Years 4-6) with a population
of approximately 160 Primary school students and 20 Preschool students. Our
vision is "to deliver a high quality, relevant and culturally sensitive
education that makes a difference for all our students, where the diversity of
the school community is recognised and highly valued as one of the school's
Our school motto is "Learning for Life, Anchoring
Strengths", in conjunction with our behaviour values of
Respect, Sense of Fun & Kindness and Doing Your
Best and our Learning Dispositions of Being the Force, Have Courage, Be Challenged, The Thrill and Reaching for the Stars. We are passionate about providing a safe and productive learning
experience for all our students. We are very focused on the 'early years' and are
determined to fulfil our vision of excellence for this area.
MTPS opened as Sanderson Primary
School in 1984, with no air-conditioning and no lawn areas. The ‘Parents
and Friends Association’ ensured both changed as soon as possible. The School’s
name changed to Manunda Terrace Primary School in 1994. Manunda was
chosen because the school is situated on Manunda Terrace, so named because
Manunda was the Hospital Ship in Darwin Harbour during WWII and the bombing of
Darwin on February 19, 1942. The Sports House names were also changed to
ship’s names which were in Darwin Harbour during the bombing; Peary, Neptuna
and Tulagi. Peary was the US destroyer which was hit during the bombing;
Neptuna was a passenger ship serving as an ammunition freighter and Tulagi was
a British troopship.
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