At Duffy Primary School we have:
- open plan units, allowing teachers and students to come together to share activities and lessons
- computers in every classroom
- use of interactive whiteboards in all classes
- a hall/gymnasium
- a large oval and playground areas
- facilities for students in wheelchairs
Library and Resource Centre
The library resource centre is an integral part of the school. It provides a rich literary environment for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to learn or relax in. Information competency is an important aspect of the school’s learning program. Regular lessons using books, A/V resources and computer technologies develop the Information Literacy skills of locating, selecting, organising, recording, communicating and evaluating information. Children have access to a fully automated library catalogue, educational programs and the Internet.
A structured literature skills program provides children with varied language experiences in a rich literary environment to encourage an appreciation of literature. Special guests; for example storytellers, authors and illustrators, are regularly invited to share their love of literature with students.
Each class has a rostered time to use the library to change books, to learn about library procedure and to use materials, catalogues and equipment. Children from Kindergarten can borrow up to two items, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 up to 4 items at a time. The loan period is two weeks. Library facilities are also available for parent use.