Posted on 06 October, 2016



It is with some sadness that I say farewell to Durack School. I have been very proud to be the Principal of Durack School for nearly 6 years. It has been an exciting journey and we have achieved many things together however I know that I leave the school in good hands as I pass over to the incoming Principal, Mrs Joanne Jefferson.

Highlights for me are the quality teachers that we have at Durack; becoming an Independent Public School; Japanese language and culture program running from Preschool to Year 6; developing partnerships with CIC, Tennis NT and Golf NT; innovative programs (extension groups, afterschool tutoring etc); and the outstanding achievement of our students in areas ranging from poetry to sport. There will be more exciting things to come. We are currently in the process of drawing up plans for an aquaculture/ aquaponics facility at Durack and will be developing the sister school relationship with Kanai International School in Japan.

Durack has wonderful, supportive parents, an absolutely outstanding staff, a supportive and active School Board, and students who are just amazing. It has been a privilege working with you all.


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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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