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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 03 November 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Every year, Durack School recognises Day for Daniel, which is a National Day of Action, raising awareness of child safety, protection and prevention.On Friday October 27th, students wore red and took part in the activities which teach children how to 'Recognise, React and Report' unsafe situations.…

Posted on 03 November 2017

Anzac Day Schools' Awards 2017

Anzac Day Schools' Awards 2017

Durack School has once again been recognised in the Anzac Day Schools' Awards, with our school being named the NT winner for 2017. Students created a video presentation of “What Anzac Day means to Durack School?” encompassing all the activities students took part in to commemorate Anzac Day. The…

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