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 of a freshwater crocodile in the lakes around Durack School. It is a common misconception that freshwater crocodiles are not dangerous. Tim shared that they can grow up to 3.5m and could easily seriously injure a human. Students were encouraged to be safe around waterways by keeping back at least 5 large steps from the edge of water, not to clean fish near the water's edge or near boat ramps, keep hands and feet inside of the boat, and to only swim if there is a sign saying it is safe to do so.

The key Crocwise messages are:

1. Crocs are common

2. Crocs move around

3. Crocs are deadly

4. Read and obey all signs

Crocwise Information Sessions

Crocwise Information Sessions

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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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