Duranbah Public School

Learning For Life

Telephone02 6677 7221


About our school

Duranbah Public School is a small school eight kilometres west of Kingscliff. The school's main goal is to provide a dynamic learning environment for students, teachers and parents. The school is well regarded as a school with expertise in the delivery of excellent educational programs. The focus is on literacy, numeracy and the development of fundamental movement skills.

From the principal

On behalf of the students, staff and community I'd like to welcome you to Duranbah Public School.

Duranbah Public School is committed to developing competent, responsible and enthusiastic students by providing relevant and challenging learning activities. Our aim is to encourage independent learning, self-esteem, tolerance and self-discipline in a safe and harmonious environment. A dedicated and caring staff values quality educational programs, student welfare, positive parent and community participation and open communication. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of cultural and sporting activities, which enables them to interact with other students in the district.

Jason Ellem, Principal

About our school

Duranbah Public School is a small rural school that is a central part of the local community. It was established in 1892 and has a proud history. It has an active, supportive and hard working Parent's and Citizen's Association.

The school has three classrooms, the K – 2 Infants room, the Years 3 – 6 Primary room and a well-resourced library.

The school caters for the individual needs of the students, through thorough teaching and learning programs developed by the teachers, support by teacher aides for students with specific learning difficulties and enrichment programs for students who need extension.

Some highlights have been:

  • Friday School – transition to school for 4 year olds
  • Extensive sports coaching clinics
  • Annual Multi Cultural Day
  • Vegie Garden
  • Connected classrooms including video conferencing with other schools and expert facilitators  
  • Resource efficiency program
  • Participation in Small Schools Sporting Competitions
  • Visit by Life Education van
  • Annual swimming program and surfing
  • Participation in Small Schools Swimming, Ball Games, Athletics and
  • Cross Country Carnivals
  • Buddy reading
  • Young Leaders Program

At Duranbah Public School we believe that students require an all round education involving academic, social, environmental, spiritual and physical.

Mission statement

At Duranbah Public School our mission is:

'To foster learning for life through a multi-age setting. Parents are valued as partners in the education of their children. Our school is committed to the provision of teaching and learning programs of the highest standard for the benefit of each individual'. We Provide a quality education in a caring environment. 

School Motto

 Our School Motto is, 'Learning for Life'.

School Information Handbook  

School Information Handbook (PDF 1976KB)