Posted on 30 November, 2015 in Student Success

Matilda Colling: Young Author of the Year Regional Winner

Matilda Colling: Young Author of the Year Regional Winner

Congratulations to Matilda Colling who was awarded Young Author of the Year Regional Winner for the Palmerston Region. Matilda, Year 6, wrote ‘Five Minute Fables’. She was inspired to write 3 short fables after reading Aesop’s Fables. 

Other budding authors at Durack School

Zaira Nosaibah, (Year 5), wrote ‘Missing Stuff’ and Lochlan Batty, (Year 3) received participation certificates. A book has been created containing the works of all the young writers who entered the competition and is not part of the NT Libraries collection.

About the Young Writers' Award

The Young Writers’ Award is designed to discover the talent of children between 9 and 13 years of age. This award seeks to develop the writing skills of children and assist them to find their unique voice through storytelling. 

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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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