Our Alumni

Congratulations to Our 2016 Alumni Students 

Congratulations to our 2016 Year 12 Graduates who were awarded Alumni Awards acknowledging their 10+ years as students of The Essington School Darwin.

Our Alumni Students

The following students have been awarded Alumni Awards in recognition of their 10+ years as students of The Essington School Darwin during the life of the school: 

Mo Adigun Jack Adlam  Max Ascione  Helena Bammant 
Kaelan Bates Lachlan Bates  Amy Bottolfsen  Kacy Brennan 
Maddison Brown Adam Chilcott  Luke Chilcott  Jake Christian 
Mitchell Copley  Kathleen Davey  Zach Davis  Jack Day 
Roman Delo  Cooper Dorbor  Lucy Edwards  Fletcher Ellis 
Lachlan Ellis  Sana Farshidi  Katrina Fritz  Kaila Gordon 
Shona Griffen  Renee Guesnon  Elizabeth Halikos  Aaron Halliwell 
Grace Halliwell  Liam Hardcastle  Jack Henning  Clinton Howe 
Samantha Huyer  Meagan Johnston  Monique Joyce  Emanuel Kamitsis 
Alexander Kilburn  Darryn Kilian  Lucy Kuhn  Molly Langford 
Dylan Lawrence  Melody Lay  Kaelan Marshall  Hannah McCourt 
Maddison McCourt                 Kiran McLaren  Patrick McLaren  Taara McLaren 
Kimberley Mears  Chelsea Mudge  Stevie Nibbs  Alexander Norman 
Ashley Norman  Connor Nutton  Ashton Ong  Jessica Osborne 
Adam Parry  Rachel Pen-Dennis  Michael Pham  Shaye Quinlan 
Kurt Ranjan  Zac Ranjan  Darcy Roberts  Jake Roberts 
Jack Ryan  Daniel Scullion  Luke Scullion  Sarah Scullion 
Lani Shepherd  Kristin Smith  Monique Smith  Guiliano Spadaccini 
Amy Stirrup  Laura Stirrup  Georgia Storey  Jacqueline Sudholz 
Kira Sullivan  Adele Swan  Harrison Sweet  Ari Taulelei 
Demi Tcha  Leon Tcha  Caitlin Temple  Rachelle Tinning 
Jana Tumuls  Markus Tumuls  Mitch Ward  Jax Ward 
Risa Watanabe  Ashley Watson  Frederick Webb  Rachel Williamson 
Laura Wilson  David Woodhead                    Zelma Woodhead                    Kerbie-Leeanne Woodward 
Natasha Woodward       

We are always pleased to hear from you and share your news about what you are doing with our other alumni. To allow us to add information about you on to this our Alumni section, please email this to alumni@essington.nt.edu.au telling us your latest news and, if possible, include a recent photo of yourself (or several photos for us to select from). We will need your return email address and a current phone number in case we need to check information with you. We are happy to pass on messages to other alumni as requested.All the best,

David Cannon

Laura Wilson – before
(commencing Preschool)
Laura Wilson – now (at her graduation at
Griffith University, December, 2011)

Laura Wilson started at The Essington School Darwin in Preschool and continued through to Year 10. Laura graduated in a Bachelor Exercise Science at the end of 2011 from Griffith University, Gold Coast. She is currently continuing her studies and is doing a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. This is her fourth year of living on the Gold Coast.

Harry Martin - before
(commencing Transition)
Harry Martin - now
The Essington School Darwin, 1991 – 2001

Commenced at the Essington Montessori pre-school in 1991 at the Greek School campus, progressing through junior and middle schools until the end of Year 7. Awarded a Bachelor of Science at University of Queensland in 2009 and commenced at the Graduate Medical School, Wollongong University, in 2011 and is currently in second year.


  • Hockey - represented UQ
  • Rowing - first at Queensland State titles, 2009
  • Cycling, running, swimming

Now based in Brisbane but living in Wollongong with partner and fellow medical student, Karyn Avery.

Rachael Pen-Dennis today Rachael in Junior School -
drawing horses back then!

Rachael started in Preschool at The Essington School Darwin and, with the exception of Year 4, continued all the way through to Year 10.Since leaving Essington and completing Year 12, Rachael has danced for Tracks Dance Company, represented Sky City as one of their V8's Super Car Grid Girls, and taught horse riding at Darwin Horse and Pony Club. Rachael has put most of her spare time into training and competing in the Equestrian sports’ Dressage and Mounted Games. In these games she has represented the Northern Territory at a number of National events, and also represented Australia at the Mounted Games in 2010. Rachael is currently working for the NT Police in Drug and Specialist Crime. This year she commences a Bachelor of Business and Event Management at university.

Rachael at gymnastics - can you
recognise her friends?
Rachael at Middle School House
sports - and friends
Rachael at gymnastics with friends -
can you recognise anyone?