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 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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