Enrichment in the Senior College

Essington’s Senior College empowers students to achieve their best.

The Personal Learning Plan is a program undertaken in First Year (Year 10), which helps students plan their personal and learning goals for the future. It includes developing decision-making skills, investigating career options and work experience.

During Third Year (Year 12), students achieving at a high level in particular subject areas will also be able to complete a first year, undergraduate university subject in their area of strength.

Essington also operates unique, accelerated senior secondary programs with the flexibility to complete Stage 2 subjects over two years, starting in Second Year (Year 11). This gives students the flexibility to complete their Stage 2 subjects early, study additional Stage 2 subjects in Third Year, or reduce the total number of subjects completed in Third Year.

“Our Senior College is unique in that it allows an individual pathway for all students, extending their abilities and allowing them to achieve their best academic results. Our Wellbeing program works alongside this to ensure students are looked after in a small supportive learning environment.”

— Peter Moore, Head of Senior College

The Senior School offers many programs for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world. 

The benefits of the programs for students are:

  • Developing self-confidence
  • Contributing to community
  • Representing the school
  • Ambassadorship
  • Extension opportunities
  • Supports self-interest and wellbeing
Community Programs

We offer numerous community programs including:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Charity support
  • Student exchange
Enrichment Programs

October school break classes: Intensive study program prior to exams for Stage 2 students. 

Academic Support: Mathematics and English support is offered after school Monday to Thursday. Academic Support in other subjects is offered at least one afternoon a week.

Recognition subjects:

  • Vocational Educational and Training (VET) Delivery for Secondary Schools subjects via Charles Darwin University (CDU)
  • Northern Territory School of Distance Education
  • Wellbeing programs: Our Wellbeing Coordinator, Year Level Coordinators and School Counsellor work together to provide pastoral care and wellness support for all students.

Our programs are designed to be participative by giving the student an active voice.