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Posted on 07 October 2016

Tournament of the Minds

Tournament of the Minds

On Saturday the 17th of September, two teams of students from Durack participated in the Regional Finals of the NT Tournament of the Minds competition at C.D.U Casuarina campus. The teams were made up of students from years 3 to 6.The competition involves student teams working together on a Long…

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 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…

Posted on 16 August 2016

Robertson Barracks Recovery Centre Canvases

Robertson Barracks Recovery Centre Canvases

Last month in the lead up to Anzac Day, we baked and sold over 300 Anzac Biscuits for a fundraising activity. We made a total of $240. The money raised was used to purchase art supplies, including small square canvases for each student to do a painting. Once the canvas paintings are completed they will be mounted on the walls of the common room at the Robertson Barracks Soldier Recovery Centre to help bring some colour and fun to the walls.

Posted on 30 November 2015

Hour of Code 2015

Hour of Code 2015

As part as our ‘High Potential’ Science program some students have been learning to code through a visual coding program ‘Scratch’.

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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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