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Posted on 30 November, 2015 in Programs

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’. Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they're all made with code. Our ‘Computer Science group’ are now taking the skills they have developed to bring coding to the whole school!

Watch the hour of code video!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

Did you know?

  • New computing jobs are growing 3 times faster than the number of computer science graduates.
  • More than 50 percent of all math and science jobs are for computer scientists.
  • Computer science jobs are the highest-paying jobs for new graduates.

That’s why our entire school joined in on the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14), every one of our students will be amongst over 2 million worldwide spending one hour learning the basics.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that Durack Primary school is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. 

This is a chance to change the future of education in the NT.

Find out more about the Hour of Code.

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Posted on 22 September 2017

Monkey Baa Drama Workshop

Monkey Baa Drama Workshop

This week, some of our Early Years classes participated in a Drama Workshop with Monkey Baa Theatre Company. Students worked collaboratively to represent objects and create scenes from The Diary of a Wombat. They also created and performed a montage of scenes from the story.We look forward to seeing…

Posted on 22 September 2017

Australia Day Citizen 2018

Australia Day Citizen 2018

The Australia Day Council is pleased to advise nominations are now open for the 2018 Australia Day Student Citizen Awards. Sponsored by the Department of Education, these awards recognise excellent citizenship within the school community.If you are in Year 5/6 you are invited to nominate. Students must…

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