Principal's Message


As the new Principal of The Essington International School Darwin, it is my pleasure to welcome you in this 30th year of operation. As a parent initiated and owned school in the Northern Territory, we are different to other schools that are operated by the Department of Education and religious groups or churches.

Since its establishment, The Essington International School Darwin has forged a unique educational path in the Northern Territory education system using the international Montessori model of education in our Preschool. This provides a solid early year’s education foundation that is built on in the primary and middle years with an accelerated Australian curriculum. To further enhance our Australian curriculum offering, we embed aspects of international curricula to further extend our students.

The remarkable 2018 academic results of our students including many State and National awards speak highly of the calibre of students and the quality of our talented staff. As an example 43% of our Year 12 cohort scored an ATAR over 90. In addition 5 of our cohort featured in the top 20 ATAR scoring students within the Northern Territory. An outstanding achievement for any school. Above all else we pride ourselves on the quality of students who attend our school.

I invite you to visit the school and see for yourself the exceptional teaching and learning that is occurring at all year levels.

Brian Kennelly