The nationally agreed goals for schooling affirm that Young Australians need to be Asia Literate and be able to communicate across cultures especially the cultures of Asia.
Japanese is the language and culture of focus at Durack School. Teachers from the NT School of Languages teach the Japanese language to students from Year 1 to 6. We are hoping to extend the program to Transition students in 2016. The range of activities in the Japanese classes include speaking, listening, reading, writing, singing, calligraphy, art and drama.
Durack Preschool is the only preschool in the Northern Territory to have been selected for the 2015 Early Languages Learning Australia (ELLA) trial. This national program introduces the Japanese language through apps on ipads. The apps are designed to engage young children through games and songs etc
The Japanese enrichment group is designed for those who have developed their knowledge sufficiently to take on more challenging tasks. In 2015 they are entering a competition run by the Japan Foundation where students create a video with the focus on computer literacy in Japanese. This project involves technology, script writing, mathematical and acting skills as well as a level of competence in speaking Japanese.
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…
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