Nakara Primary School is situated in the suburb of Nakara, Darwin, Australia. Nakara is named after a coastal clan near Maningrida situated approximately 400 km east of Darwin. Nakara Primary School was almost ready to open at the end of 1974 when Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin in the early hours of Christmas morning. The school was extensively damaged. However the buildings were repaired in 1975 and used by staff of the Department of Education's curriculum branch, who worked in less than conducive conditions. The Northern Territory Film Library was also housed here during that time. The preschool opened in 1977 and in 1978 the primary school was officially opened with about 280 students enrolled. Student numbers at Nakara School increased significantly in 1991 when Tiwi Primary School ceased to operate. Total enrollment is currently 462, comprising of 402 primary students and 60 preschoolers. The Nakara Hospital School is located in the Royal Darwin Hospital and caters for children who have extended stays. A teacher and an assistant plan suitable programs for the students. The school is currently in the planning stages for upgrades. This will include the building and relocating of a new Canteen and the Assembly Area upgrade and extension.