History of Durack School

Founded in 1998

Durack School was opened in 1998 and named after the pioneering family ‘The Duracks’. The motto of the Durack family ‘Dignity and Determination’ and was adopted by the school. The House Teams are named after the Durack's cattle stations - Lisadell, Argyle and Ivanhoe.

Our values

Durack School aims to support our students in their pursuit of learning, and to encourage them to conduct themselves with dignity and determination at all times. The School values diversity, and we encourage our students to be accepting of differences and flexible with change.

The school today

The school facilities have expanded over the years with the latest development being a new preschool classroom completed in 2014. Durack has excellent facilities and is a very well-resourced school with up to date technology.

History of Durack School


History of Durack School

The School Crest

The shield represents the community protecting and nurturing its young. The colours - green and blue - represent the parks, lakes and golf course that surround the school. The white cross represents the Saint Andrew's Golf Course, the first course in the world. The capital 'D' in the centre of the cross represents the suburb and name of Durack as well as attributes of the Durack family: Determined and Dignified.

The crown represents the history of the Durack family, made popular by the author Mary Durack in her book, ‘Kings in Grass Castles’. It reminds the students that everyone can achieve success if they try hard and take advantage of the opportunities offered.

Posted on 27 April 2017

First Aid Visit

First Aid Visit

To start Term 2, all classes at Durack School were paid a visit from NT St John First Aid trainers, who raised awareness of the various dangers around student’s homes and their environment. Some of the dangers included: Spilt water on the floorHot pots and pans on the stoveStanding on chairsHolding…

Posted on 27 April 2017

Safety House Visit

Safety House Visit

On Thursday 6th April at assembly, Sue Sears, the Safety House Coordinator spoke about the Safety House Program. A Safety House can be used by children when they are feeling frightened, unsafe, threatened or unsure. Children were reminded of the three R's which are Recognise, React and Report.…

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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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