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 12 February 2018

Do you know Australia's brightest child?

Do you know Australia's brightest child?

SBS is searching for our most brilliant young minds. The broadcaster is looking for children aged between 7 and 12 years to participate in a competition series that celebrates the incredible talents of extraordinary children. Apply to SBS before early March.

Posted on 03 November 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Every year, Durack School recognises Day for Daniel, which is a National Day of Action, raising awareness of child safety, protection and prevention.On Friday October 27th, students wore red and took part in the activities which teach children how to 'Recognise, React and Report' unsafe situations.…

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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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