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Posted on 20 September 2016

Beat Choir Spectacular

Beat Choir Spectacular

This year 22 Year 5/6 students practised a repertoire of 12 songs for the 37th annual Beat Festival. The choir performed on Friday 16 September at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. The Beat Festival is an annual event which showcases the musical talents of primary, middle and senior school students from…

Posted on 19 September 2016

Drone, Droids and Robots

Drone, Droids and Robots

This week the computer lab was open for lunch time coding to celebrate Science week, with the theme of 'Drone, Droids and Robots.' Many of the students showed how they want to learn how to code. As well as coding being "cool" it also helps build these skill sets: Logical thinkingProblem…

Posted on 19 September 2016

National Literacy & Numeracy Week at Durack School

National Literacy & Numeracy Week at Durack School

​It has been few years since our whole school participated in Literacy & Numeracy Week. This year, we went all out, upped the ante and highlighted science literacy in our celebrations. Teachers across the school coordinated a huge variety of activities throughout the week.

Posted on 01 September 2016

Spectacular Questacon Science Circus visits Durack

Literacy, Numeracy and Science Week began on Monday, with the Shell Questacon Science Circus. Students from Transition to Year 6 were awed by scientists who demonstrated a lively and energetic show using everyday materials and props. The show covered a wide range of topics including bubbles, balance,…

Posted on 24 August 2016

Visitors from Japan

Visitors from Japan

On Tuesday 16 August Durack School hosted 14 middle school students from Japan. The students were on a 2 week exchange program with Palmerston Senior College and accompanied by teacher, Tomoko Kumanogo (Shirama Middle School) and Yasuo Miyachi (Board Of Education, Aridagawa). This provided an excellent…

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Posted on 08 May 2017

The Cheeky Writers at Durack Primary

The Cheeky Writers at Durack Primary

On Wednesday 3rd May, Durack Primary Writers’ Group participated in a workshop with Johanna Bell, (author of ‘Too Many Cheeky Dogs’). The children created descriptions of their own cheeky animals, and collaboratively edited their writing to create a cohesive and entertaining picture book. Students also…

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…

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