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Posted on 09 December, 2016

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

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 depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code made a statement that Durack is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. Students chose their favourite characters or shows, such as Mine Craft, Angry birds, Start Wars. They then used Blockly to code these characters in order to complete challenges. Blockly uses a JavaScript library for creating visual block programming.

See http://hourofcode.com/au for details.

Hour of Code

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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…

Posted on 27 April 2017

Safety House Visit

Safety House Visit

On Thursday 6th April at assembly, Sue Sears, the Safety House Coordinator spoke about the Safety House Program. A Safety House can be used by children when they are feeling frightened, unsafe, threatened or unsure. Children were reminded of the three R's which are Recognise, React and Report.…

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