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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 04 April 2017

Crocwise Information Sessions

Crocwise Information Sessions

We live in Crocodile Country! On Thursday and Friday of Week 8, students across the school participated in Crocwise sessions delivered by Parks & Wildlife. Tim Porter talked about the dangers of local waterways and how to be safe in these areas. This is especially important given the recent capture…

Posted on 01 February 2017

School Evacuation 1st February 2017

Parents and Guardians, Durack Primary School received a bomb threat this morning. We immediately put in place our emergency management plan as a precaution, including the evacuation of all staff and students. NT Police attended the school. Once the school was cleared of any threat, students and staff returned to classes and school programs resumed. Parents are to be assured that all students are safe and do not need to be collected from school. If you have any enquiries relating to this matter, you can contact our school on (08) 8997 7555. Kind regards, Jo Jefferson Principal

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