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The Essington School Darwin

PO Box 42321, Casuarina,
NT, 0812, Australia
Tel: (+61) 8 894 81255
Fax: (+61) 8 894 81910

School Summary
National curriculum
250 students, 3-16yrs

The Essington School Darwin is located in Nightcliff which is approximately ten kilometres from Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school. It originated in the early 1980s as a Montessori kindergarten and has grown in recent years to cover all elementary grades and secondary classes to Year 10.

The Essington School Darwin is structured in four phases: Pre-school - this program caters for children in Kindergarten (ages 2½-three) and Pre-school (ages three to five); Early Learning Unit (Transition to Year 2), Junior School (Years 3 to 5) and Middle School (Secondary - Years 6 to 10). The The Essington School Darwin has a multi-age class structure with a low student-teacher ratio. The Essington School's vision takes a holistic approach to education that ensures an effective and challenging educational program. The educational program is based on the individual needs of the child with the emphasis being placed on the recognition of individual differences. The The Essington School Darwin provides a positive, nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to pursue their potential. The school provides secondary classes to Year 10 and is planning for senior secondary classes. International education is becoming a major focus of the school as it moves into the senior school arena. The school is forming close links with the Northern Territory University. Secondary students study science in the University's science laboratories and use other specialist technology facilities. The The Essington School Darwin also has a classroom music program and three junior choirs. The school is forming a sister school program with schools within Australia and overseas including The Prince Royal's College, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the Tamagawa University and School, Tokyo.

The Essington School Darwin

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