Middle School

Facilitating personal growth in Essington's Middle School, starting from Year 7.

The Essington School provides an exceptional Middle School journey to Darwin-based families. Essington's Middle School experience begins in Year 7, and focusses on personal growth. Your child is encouraged to become more independent, learn time management, leadership and organisational skills. Personalised learning is executed by assessing and identifying the needs of your child, reviewing and providing feedback to the individual.

This allows your child to track their own progress and take ownership of their individual learning experience. It's at this age that your child will start to think abut their lives beyond Essington, and the skills and knowledge they will require to participate and contribute to the world. We believe that teaching resilience and adaptability in Middle School is vital to your child's success as an adult.

Throughout Middle School, your child is allocated a Homeroom teacher to provide stability and consistency. Subjects are taught by specialist Middle School teachers who continue to be guided by the Australian Curriculum. Year Level Coordinators develop strong relationships with each child and ensure your child feels safe, is encouraged and their unique social, emotional and character needs are being met.

Middle School Philosophy

In a world where we anticipate that your child will live and work beyond the bounds of the Northern Territory it is important to impart skills and knowledge that allow them to fully participate and contribute to the world in which they live. 

In the Middle School years your child's learning journey is largely focused on their personal development. At this age it’s about your student as an individual person and their relationships with peers.