Strategic Intentions

“The future is not someplace we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are made, not found, and the making of them changes the destination and the maker” ~ Phillip Adams.

Essendon North Primary School pursues excellence and aims to continuously improve the quality of education for every student in every classroom. We strive to develop internationally minded, globally competent learners by having a strong sense of self, and an awareness and acceptance of international diversity. We encourage every member of our school community to be compassionate global citizens and active life long learners.

During 2013, our school was awarded membership to the Council of International Schools (CIS) and was awarded candidacy to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Our school is now pursuing accreditation with the CIS and 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. To download a copy of the report provided to the school following the CIS’s preliminary accreditation, click here. The report will  be used to guide the development of the school’s next strategic plan (2015 to 2018).

The community is committed to strategic research and futures’ thinking to ensure that Essendon North Primary School is creative and innovative in approach and practice, and is able to optimise the learning capacity of all students. To this end, the school regularly conducts a strategic review of all aspects of the School and plans for improvement.

The following strategic intentions are taken from the school’s Strategic Plan (2011 to 2014) and reflect the community’s commitment to delivering an international standard of education for every child in every classroom.

To download a copy of our school’s Strategic Plan (2015 to 2018), click here

To download a visual representation of our school’s Strategic Plan (2015 to 2018), click here

To download a copy of our school’s 2017 Annual Implementation Plan, click here

To download a copy of our school’s 2015 Annual Report, click here

A.) ACHIEVEMENT

Goal: To maximise the potential of all through academic excellence.

Key Improvement Strategies

1.) To develop a whole school, consistently applied guaranteed and viable curriculum that reflects the schools guiding statements:

that is documented through the Programme of Inquiry (POI).

2.) To embed agreed whole school, consistently applied quality learning and ¿eaching methodologies and practices

3.) To refine our whole school assessment strategies and develop contemporary reporting practices

B.) ENGAGEMENT

Goal: To maximise the potential of all through critical engagement with the world.

Key Improvement Strategies:

1.) To develop a shared understanding of and a dispositional approach to being a global learner across the whole school community

2.) To develop a shared understanding of and a dispositional approach to being a global leader across the whole school community

C.) WELLBEING

Goal: To maximise the potential of all through the provision of an inclusive learning environment and the continued development of personalised learning and wellbeing.

Key Improvement Strategies:

1.) To review and refine school wide policies and shared expectations that deliver an inclusive, safe, orderly and stimulating learning environment.

2.) To build the capacity of all stakeholders to value and provide for difference.

3.) To build the capacity of all stakeholders to activate and maintain connectedness and a sense of belonging across the community for effective transitions and the management of change.

D.) PRODUCTIVITY

Goal: To maximise the potential of all through alignment and innovative use of resources to reflect the school’s guiding statements.

Key Improvement Strategies:

1.) To build an understanding of the strategic alignment of resources to achieve a systems view of whole school improvement

2.) To establish processes and protocols for staff and governance that empower and promote individual responsibility and collective expectation for the technical leadership of the school.

3.) To develop and implement a master plan, through collective responsibility and shared decision making, for the allocation and use of:

4.) To review, refine and ensure transparency of our policies, practices and school wide processes as reflected in the CIS and IB standards to meet international standards of educational excellence.