School Facilities

In addition to the school's core of five classroom blocks Durack has a wide range of facilities.


School History

First opening its
doors in 1998,
Durack is a young
and vibrant
Click on the logo
above for more
school history.

The Duracks

Our school was
named after the
pioneering Durack
family. Durack's
School culture is
based on their
history and
principles of
and determination.
Click on
the photo above
to learn more
about the Duracks.

Our Curriculum

As with all
schools in the NT,
lessons taught at
Durack are based
on the Northern
Territory Curriculum
Framework. The Australian National Curriculum will be introduced in Maths and English in 2012. More
information can be
found by clicking
the NTG logo


An on site preschool which offers whole day sessions. The preschool's garden includes a sandpit, pool, climbing
frame with slide, bike track and paddling pool.


Three playgrounds - These include a small playground designed for use by our junior school students, a larger one
for use by children in the senior school and our newest playground which is designed for all.



Basketball and tennis courts as well as areas for sand play.

A central library. The library includes both junior fiction, senior fiction, teacher resource and non-fiction sections as well as a student work area.
A multi-purpose hall. The hall is used for Assemblies, physical education lessons, performances, our junior school sensory-motor program and for play during
recess and lunch.
A Canteen. Our school canteen is open during Recess and Lunch and offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks. Lunch ordering is also available through the canteen.


On site Out of School Hours Care. This facility provides after school hours and vacation care for Durack students. This service is currently provided by the YMCA.

In addition to the above facilities, large areas of shade and seating have been created to ensure that students can
eat and play under cover in the heat of the day.