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Posted on 07 October, 2016 in Programs, Events

Tournament of the Minds

Tournament of the Minds

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!

Tournament of the Minds

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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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