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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 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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