Duffy has a well-balanced educational program which emphasizes the development of individual skills and talents in a supportive and nurturing environment. Duffy PS is committed to the provision of a contemporary curriculum based on the core competencies of Literacy, Numeracy and planned Integrated Inquiry units of study incorporating the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, SOSE, Technology, Arts, Italian and PE & Health.
Classes are organised depending on numbers in each year level at the beginning of the year. Each child has a class teacher, but may interact with other teachers in a team teaching situation. Team teaching simply means that the teachers in the unit plan together and organise their timetables to best utilise each other's talents and the teaching area to the benefit of the children.
Work is provided to ensure children work at their own rate and level of development in all areas. Occasionally this involves grouping students within the unit, or across the school (multi-aged groups) for specific activities.