Our School

Independent Public School

Durack School is a large urban primary school situated in the City of Palmerston, 21km south of Darwin. We are very proud to have been awarded Independent Public School status commencing in 2016. The school opened in January 1998 and is located in the beautiful suburb of Durack. The school and suburb were named after the pioneering family, the ‘Duracks’.

Who are we?

Who are we?

The current school population is approximately 490 with classes from Preschool to Year 6. The school enjoys an excellent reputation and our results compare well with local private schools. Our students achieve well academically, in the arts and in sports. Innovative teaching and learning programs provide opportunities for each child to develop into independent, global citizens.

Our School

Our School

What do we offer?

A high quality, dedicated teaching staff create a productive and safe learning environment. A Student Support Teacher and Special Education Support Assistants support students with special needs. There are four specialist teachers, with expert knowledge in the fields of Physical Education, Performing Arts, Aquaponics and Library and Research.

Exciting programs include Japanese which is taught from Preschool to Year 6. In 2015 Durack Preschool was the only school in the NT that was selected to trial the learning of a second language (Japanese) as part of the national Early Years Learning Trial Australia. We have continued learning Japanese across the school in partnership with Darwin Languages Centre. Durack is a sister school with Japan’s Kansai International Academy in Kobe, Japan. Our students will interact with students in Kansai and future plans are in place for exchange visits for staff and students. Have a look at their web site at https://www.kansai-intlschool.jp/wp/  

There are opportunities for students to participate in challenges and competitions such as Tournament of Minds, Lego League, Robo Cup, Science and Mathematics competitions etc. to extend their learning and provide authentic experiences in a variety of areas. A partnership with Golf NT and Tennis NT provides a development pathway through the school in these sports.

Parents are partners in education

We believe in the importance of parents being partners in the education of their children, working together with the school to support their child's educational journey.

Defence School Transition Aide (DSTA)

The DSTA supports Defence Force members’ children to transition smoothly into and out of our school. The DSTA organises coffee mornings for parents, provides relevant information to parents and assists in classrooms and at school events. The DSTA position is funded through the Department of Defence. The DSTA can be contacted through the school office.

Map of Durack School

Contact Us

Our friendly staff are standing by to help. Give us a call or send an email.

School opening Times

Students are supervised from 7.50am. Please do not drop children at school before this time.

Students: 8:05am - 2:30pm Front Office: 7:45am - 3:15pm

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