THE ESSINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DARWIN
The Essington International School Darwin is located in Rapid Creek, approximately ten kilometres from Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.
It is an independent, non-denominational co-educational day school. The school originated in the early 1980s as a Montessori Kindergarten catering for children from three to five years of age. In 1990 the school expanded to cover all primary years through to and including Year Seven. In 2000 the school expanded to offer a program from Kindergarten to Year 10, and then in 2012 the school expanded to include Year 11 and 12.
The Essington School Darwin is structured in four phases:
• Pre-School - this program caters for children in Toddlers - two and a half to three years of age; and Pre-school - three to five years of age.
• Early Learning Unit (Pre-Transition and Transition)
• Junior School (Years 1 to 5)
• Middle School (Years 6 to 9)
Senior School (Years 10 to 12).
The school’s vision takes a holistic approach to education that ensures an effective and challenging educational program, which is based on the individual needs of the child with the emphasis being placed on the recognition of differences between children. The school provides a positive, nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to pursue their potential.
In line with its philosophy, The Essington School Darwin provides a fully inclusive program, catering for children with a diverse range of needs. A broad education is provided with classes in Indonesian, Physical Education, Art, Computer Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Music, Choral (School Choir), and Sport complementing the Core Curriculum of English, Maths, Science and SOSE. The school also has close links with the Northern Territory University and shares their facilities, particularly science and technology. Middle School students use the University’s facilities for science, wood technology, fabric technology and cooking/hospitality.
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