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Core Curriculum at Durack


Curriculum is the planned learning that a school offers and delivers. While this is based on the models provided by Education Queensland, teachers decide how best to plan and deliver the curriculum to ensure all students have opportunities to engage in meaningful learning and achievement. Adjustments are made for individual student's learning needs. (This is known as differentiation)

In 2013, we will plan, teach, assess and report English, Mathematics, Science and History across the year levels using the models developed by Education Queensland to implement the  Australian Curriculum.  In Technology, The Arts, HPE and German, we will maintain the focus on Qld Essential Learnings as developed by the Queensland Studies Authority(QSA) . In Study of Society and the Environment (SOSE), of which History was a part, the Essential Learnings related to Geography, Civics, Environmental Studies and other Social Sciences continue to be addressed.

At Durack State School, focussed teaching and learning in English and Maths is daily fare. Class  teachers, specialist teachers and teacher aides work in teams with small groups of learners.   Science teaching and learning emphasises inquiry. German language and culture is taught to Years 4-7 by a native speaker of German.    

An Excursion Program complements classroom teaching and learning.  The Scientist in Residence enhances the teaching of Science in Year 7.

Music and Physical Education specialists lead programs in their areas of learning.  Instrumental music is taught to students with interest and aptitude.

Sport, physical activity, health and safety are a significant part of our sporting program.



The Queensland Studies Authority website contains the current approved material in the Key Learning Areas.

The Education Queensland Website contains other information about the Queensland curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) includes comprehensive information on the coming national curriculum.