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 comprehensive education from Prep to Year 6 in a safe and respectful

learning environment.

We are located in the western suburbs of Brisbane, and we are proud to have large, well-equipped

playgrounds and learning areas.

Our teachers provide positive support and careful instruction and we celebrate academic, cultural

and sporting successes.

One of only eight schools in Brisbane with an international student program, we also have an onsite

kindergarten and strong partnerships with our local community.​​​

Contact details


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

  • Hall for Performing Arts and physical Education
  • Tuckshop five days per week
  • Kindergarten
  • Special education support building
  • Multipurpose basketball court

Extracurricular activities


  • Music and Arts program
    • Choir
    • Instrumental music
    • Multicultural dance
  • ​Chess Club
  • Science Club
  • Friendship Club
  • Problem-solving games club
  • Garden Club
  • Religious Instruction programs (optional)
    • Christian
    • Buddhist
    • Islamic prayer group
  • Year 5 farm camp
  • Year 6 Canberra trip
  • Outside school hours care

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
  •  Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Special programs


  • Multicultural Week – celebration of culture
  • Early Years oral language program
  • RoleM project – Representations, Oral, Language, Engagement in Mathematics
  • Student leadership program
  • Extension programs including: robotics, coding, debating, and writing
  • Special education support program
  • School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support, program (SWPBS)


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 updated 09 April 2020