On Saturday the 17th of September, two teams of students from Durack participated in the Regional Finals of the NT Tournament of the Minds competition at C.D.U Casuarina campus. The teams were made up of students from years 3 to 6.
The competition involves student teams working together on a Long Term Challenge for six weeks without assistance from teachers, parents or peers. They are encouraged to explore possibilities and experiment with ideas as they endeavour to produce their best possible solution. They develop a creative and original way to communicate this solution to others, working within requirements such as limited materials, complex challenge criteria and the deadline of Tournament Day.
The teams must also participate in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge on Tournament Day. This challenge requires rapid interchange of ideas, the ability to think creatively and well developed group cooperation skills.
Both our teams participated in the Maths Engineering Challenge and feedback from judges was very positive. In particular the judges were impressed with the teams’ research and understanding of the ‘Golden Ratio’. This is a very difficult mathematical concept for students of primary school age to develop an understanding of.
Thank you to all the parents for their help with getting students to and from both a workshop and the competition. Also a big congratulations and thankyou to Meghana, Zaira, Bruna, Lucas, Shivam, Kaeden, Kira, Rasi, Kaushal, Maddy, William, Brooke and Mya. Well done!
You can help us get the word out about the great things happening at Durack School by sharing this article on your favourite social network.
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.…
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…
Our friendly staff are standing by to help. Give us a call or send an email.
Students are supervised from 7.50am. Please do not drop children at school before this time.
Students: 8:05am - 2:30pm Front Office: 7:45am - 3:15pm
© 2015 Durack Primary School
Website created by Dash Media Darwin.