It is a
pleasure to welcome your child/children to Durack State School and to
wish them happiness and success in all aspects of their school life. Our
school strives to provide high quality education programs with an
emphasis on creating learning environments that are innovative and
enriching. Staff place great emphasis on the development of students'
oral language, literacy and numeracy skills.
an inclusive approach where specialists provide programs that cater for
individual needs while supplementing classroom practice. Programs
include ESL, learning support, oral language and students with
enrichment programs focus on our gifted and talented students. These
include scientist in residence, academic competitions and challenges and
leadership, particularly as a key focus in Year 6. We also support elite
athletes to progress to Regional and State levels. Cultural dance,
choir, instrumental music and keyboard opportunities are part of the
performing arts program.
computers with internet access offer exciting opportunities to integrate
information and communication technology as a teaching tool in all areas
of learning. All students can access interactive whiteboard technology
within the classroom setting, and many uses are found for iPads across
students are recognised as 'Durack Dragons - Safe, Respectful,
Learners'. Our school uses the iconic dragon as a unifying symbol to our
school wide positive behaviour program..
enjoyed the opportunity to have students enrol from overseas studying at
our school. This adds a further richness to out multicultural
environment. We are recognised as an accredited Education Queensland
like to take this opportunity to invite you to become a part of your
child's school experience. Please feel free to join the Parent and
Citizens Association or become actively involved as a volunteer. We
gratefully accept help in the school and I urge you to get involved for
your child's sake. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who have
parents involved with their school do better in their studies.
open lines of communication are maintained, information is sent home
regularly, via the fortnightly School Newsletter and the Communication
the Newsletter (which can be accessed online) contains information about
the day to day operation of the School, including excursions and other
variations to the School routine, it is important that attention is
given to its contents.
at Durack State School endeavour to be role models for our students.
Positive attitudes greatly enhance a child's chances of developing their
potential at school. Please do not hesitate to contact class teachers on
any matter concerning your child's education. You will always be
very proud of the quality education our school provides. I look forward
to working with you to ensure our school maintains its vitality,
relevance and effectiveness.