From the Principal

Scott Mullen (Principal, Essendon North Primary SchoolIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school’s website.

The community of Essendon North Primary School is proud of the school’s rich history and achievements, and is excited with the future. We are a community of learners who work together to continuously improve the quality of education we deliver for children and young people.

International research suggests that it is the quality of teaching that has the greatest impact on student achievement and this is of critical importance at Essendon North Primary School. We place a high priority on achieving high standards in literacy and numeracy. We offer a broad curriculum and extensive extra-curricular program within a technology rich learning environment that enables our students to experience new challenges and opportunities beyond the classroom. Our values based approach ensures our students, parents and staff are united under a consistent and equitable umbrella that values all stakeholders yet provides a common connection of learning and diversity.

Our dedicated and passionate staff meet all of these challenges. Our staff are committed to the achievement of high standards in learning and teaching, and continuously improve their knowledge and skills as educators and co-learners in a dynamic, stimulating and vibrant teaching environment.

Our students, parents, staff and community stakeholders are actively involved in the life of the school, and share a commitment to its future development and growth. The 2010 school year saw the entire community engage in a continuous improvement review and develop a new strategic direction for the next four years (2011 to 2014). Our primary goal is to provide an excellent education for every child in every classroom. Our community planned a whole school strategy that will be critical for continued success in student learning, student engagement and wellbeing, and successful transitions and pathways.

Thank you for considering Essendon North Primary School for your child. Families and prospective students are warmly invited to tour our school facilities and visit our Open Day activities. Please contact the school’s reception to arrange a tour with me.

I look forward to our partnership, and am truly excited with the directions, possibilities and opportunities for education at Essendon North Primary School.

Scott Mullen

Principal