Duffy Primary school offers a number of special programs for students.
Dare to Lead
Our School is a member of the "Dare to Lead" group of schools. Dare to Lead schools are committed to improving outcomes for indigenous students and raising indigenous cultural awareness for all students.
Rotary Mentor Program
The school is fortunate to have a number of Rotarians who visit on a weekly basis to act as mentors to a small number of individual students. This program is coordinated by the Special Needs Team.
A specialist violin and piano teacher provides lessons for students during class times.
Active Australia or Aussie Sports Leaders
Senior students are trained to teach younger students sports skills and cooperative games.
Senior students are trained as peer mediators who assist the younger students on the playground to resolve problems using relational questioning.
The school parliament gives students an avenue for participation in governance and decision making. Ministers are appointed to a range of portfolios and to each class in the school. Issues are raised by students at classroom level and conveyed through their minister to the parliament. The school parliament has links to the school's Civics and Citizen Program.