For many years Durack
State School, home for the Durack Dragons, has been the learning environment for
many students from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Durack State School offers a unique opportunity for all our learners
(regardless of their backgrounds) to access a world class education to
equip them for their future learning and real life experience. At
our school we recognise, encourage and celebrate our students'
diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Many of our school
staff members are themselves bilingual.
To support learners from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NEBS),
there is an English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) programme taught by
qualified and experienced bilingual EAL/D teachers and teacher aides.
They liaise between parents, teachers, learners and administrative
staff to assist and facilitate learning
Durack State School, learners from
various linguistic backgrounds
work with the EAL/D teachers and/or
teacher-aides at different levels
individually in their mainstream classroom or in small groups in our
EAL/D room to achieve specific learning
objectives in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Our ESL programmes link very closely with our classroom curriculum
to ensure academic success for our ESL learners.