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 a safe environment built on respect. Located in the western suburbs of Brisbane, we showcase modern, wellequipped 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 receive statewide recognition for outstanding achievement for academic, cultural and inclusive practices. We are extremely proud of our school.

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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

  • Outside School Hours Care
  • 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 five days a week
  • Kindy

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
  • Year 6 Canberra Trip
  • Multicultural Week – celebration of culture
  • National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC)

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 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 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. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


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

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 program
  • Specialist support includes
    • Speech language pathology
    • Occupational therapy
    • Hearing specialist
    • Guidance officer
    • Welfare officer
    • Special Education Program


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 28 April 2022