International Standards for Educational Excellence

 Council of International Schools (CIS)

Essendon North Primary School is proud to be a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is now pursuing full accreditation with this world wide organization. Our school is part of a genuinely international and non-nationally-affiliated community of schools. We are committed to achieving international standards of educational excellence for all our students. The CIS provides our school and community with an international framework for school improvement.

To download a copy of the report provided to the school by the CIS following the preliminary accreditation visit in February 2014, click here. For further information about the CIS, please visit

Essendon North Primary School Endicott Survey Results


In this video, our teachers were asked to reflect on what CIS meant to them:

International Baccalaureate

Essendon North Primary School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Essendon North Primary School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit