Durack State School

Three reasons to choose us

  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

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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Durack State School offers a rigorous program of academic and cultural excellence within a safe environment built on respect. Located in the western suburbs of Brisbane, we showcase modern, well-equipped indoor and outdoor learning areas. Our large playground and hall provide extensive opportunities for sport, play and community events.

Our Prep to Year 6 teachers provide differentiated instruction and positive support for our students. We celebrate their many academic, cultural and sporting successes. Our school has received statewide recognition for outstanding achievement for academic, cultural and inclusive practices. We are extremely proud of our school.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • Early Years Oral Language program
  • Representations, oral language and engagement in mathematics program
  • Extension programs including: robotics, coding, debating and online learning
  • School leadership program
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program
  • Specialist support including:
    • Speech language pathology
    • Occupational therapy
    • Hearing specialist
    • Guidance officer
    • Welfare officer
    • Special Education Program (SEP)

Extracurricular activities

  • Music and arts program
    • Choir
    • Instrumental music – strings, woodwind, brass and percussion
    • Multicultural dance
  • Chess Club
  • Science Club
  • Friendship Club
  • Problem-solving Games Club
  • Garden Club
  • Inter-school challenges and competitions
  • Inter-school sports program
  • Religious instruction (optional)
    • Christian
    • Buddhist
    • Islamic prayer group
  • Chaplaincy program
  • Multicultural Week – celebration of culture
  • National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC)

School facilities

  • Outside School Hours Care program
  • Hall for performing arts and physical education
  • Outdoor learning areas
  • Special education support facilities
  • Resource centre including library, computer lab and student green room
  • Multipurpose basketball court
  • Tuckshop open 5 days per week
  • Kindy

Tertiary pathways


  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support​ program
  • Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023