The Durack School Community has established partnerships with many groups and entities to deliver services and programs to the students of the school. We value these partnerships highly and greatly appreciate their contributions.
Indigenous Elders of Inala
The Indigenous Elders of Inala are valued contributors to the education of both children and teachers at Durack. Beryl Meikeljohn. our school Elder visits us on a regular basis, working with our students.
Albert Holt, nationally recognised for his community work, was our Elder for many years.
Aunty Beryl Uncle Albert
A meeting with the Inala Elders is an essential part of our Indigenous Education Induction Day for new school staff.
Glenala State High School
Glenala SHS and Durack SS conduct a transition program for Year 6 students and involves our students in cultural activities.
Ausenco "Books in Homes"
The Books in Homes Australia project and, through them, AUSENCO contribute to our literacy program, with each child in Prep Year receiving several books per year. We thank them sincerely.
Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC)
With both groups vitally concerned with the youth of the local community, it is natural that Durack should form a relationship with the Inala PCYC in Swallow St. Some groups attend activities there as arranged and the PCYC provided many Durack children with Before-School and After-School care. Phone (07) 3372 2222 for more information.
Trials and implementation of Clowning Around, and of its successor, Rumble's Quest, software which informs our planning in Social and Emotional Learning.
Launch into Life at Logan teaches our students about pathways open to them after their school years, about University educational options and lifelong learning.
Kummara Association supports our students and some of our indigenous families.
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)/Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM) programs including Professional Development for teachers. Durack trialled and implemented the successful RoleM mathematics program in early childhood classes and is now extending the program to other year levels.
The Robotics program has benefited from professional learning and student activities at The Cube.
Durack provides practical experience for Pre-service teachers from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland.
The Salvation Army
The Inala Corps generously assists us in the Lunch program.
Childcare and Kindergarten (C&K)
C&K operate a joint facility on our grounds, the Durack Kindergarten.
We have been involved in a number of projects including Cluster Indigenous games, support with NAIDOC day, Styling Up art project, and community events.
Durack SS has a School-based Police Liaison Officer.
Queensland Rugby contributes to our Physical Education and Health program.
Blue Fin Fishing Club
Blue Fin Fishing Club in Inala sponsors our Gardening Club and Breakfast Club.
Brisbane City Council Library - Inala branch
Durack students are encouraged to be BCC Library members. Year 6 visits and BCC programs enhance our literacy programs.