Posted on 22 September, 2017

Palmerston Young Writer's Festival 2017

Palmerston Young Writer's Festival 2017

On Friday 1st September, 17 students from the Durack School Writing Group participated in the 2017 Palmerston Young Writers Festival at Palmerston Library. Our young writers were involved in workshops with local authors and worked with students from Gray, Driver and Good Shepherd Primary Schools. Many Durack students also entered the Palmerston Young Writers Competition.

Six Durack School students wrote outstanding pieces and won their category or Palmerston Writers Award. These talented writers received prize money, special certificates and a handshake from one of the many distinguished guests attending the presentation ceremony. They were also invited to read in the evening, alongside the adult authors, in front of the Minister of Education, Eva Lawler. Students who read were an absolute credit to our school. Congratulations to all students who participated in PYWF and PYW Competition 2017!

Palmerston Young Writers Competition 2017

Durack School Award Winners


Prize Winner Ralph Costelloe

Year 5/6 Poetry

Prize Winner: Summer Watkins

Palmerston Own Writers Award: Amelia Colling

Year 3/4 Story:

Prize Winner: Kaushal Naidu

Palmerston Own Writers Awards: Alicja Uzulin

Historical Writing

Prize Winner: Cody Russell

Palmerston Young Writer's Festival 2017

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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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