Durack State School

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Principal's Welcome

​​My name is Beth Petersen and I am very proud to be the principal of Durack State School. When you send your child to my school, I make it my priority to provide them with the best education that our system can offer. I take personal responsibility for the care and wellbeing of every student. I will oversee their program of learning while monitoring their progress throughout their schooling at our school. 

When your child becomes part of the Durack Dragon family you can be assured that they will be surrounded by a caring and supportive staff. It is both our school mission and my personal promise to encourage our students to reach their potential within a safe nurturing environment built on respect.

I look forward to welcoming you and your child to Durack State School.

Three reasons to choose Durack State School

  1. Our school is located in a vibrant multicultural community, where our largest represented group is Vietnamese
  2. We are an award-winning school in leadership, multiculturalism, innovation and inclusive education at state and regional levels 
  3. Students engage with technology in a modern refurbished school environment

School Information

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​Durack State School offers a rigorous program of academic and cultural excellence within an environment that is safe and respectful. Located in Brisbane’s western suburbs, the school boasts large well equipped playgrounds and learning areas. The respectful environment of the campus is developed through a whole school approach based on positive support and explicit instruction.

Catering for Prep to Year 7, our school has an onsite kindergarten and strong partnerships with the local community. A main school focus is on the celebration of academic, cultural and sporting successes. Our school expectations are that all students are safe, respectful learners.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

School facilities

Extracurricular activities

  • After school program
  • Music and Arts program
    • Choir
    • Instrumental music
    • Multicultural dance
  • Chess club
  • Science club
  • Friendship club
  • Religious support programs (optional)
    • Christian
    • Buddhist
    • Islamic prayer group
  • Year 5 camp

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support program
  • German

Special programs

  • Multicultural Week to celebrate culture
  • Early Years oral language program
  • RoleM project (representations, oral language, engagement in mathematics)
  • Special education support program
  • School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program (SWPBS)
  • Student leadership program
  • Scientist in residence program (senior school)
  • XO computer prep program
  • High school transition program
  • Robotics and coding program (senior school)


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last reviewed 09 March 2018
Last updated 31 July 2018