Curriculum Overview

A thought provoking, challenging curriculum provides opportunities for each and every student to reach their full potential. Our expert educators specialise in the needs of young students and provide a supportive and caring environment to foster their social, emotional, intellectual and creative development. We provide a differentiated, explicit and extensive educational program that caters to each student’s unique learning style and nurtures and develops each student’s potential. We strive to inspire a love of learning in every student, and aim to equip them with critical thinking, independence and initiative skill to prepare them for their future.

The Essendon Primary School Curriculum provides a firm grounding in Literacy, Numeracy and inquiry-based learning opportunities and is informed by the Victorian Curriculum. The curriculum is engaging, relevant, challenging and meaningful for all learners. It provides opportunities for students to build meaning and refine understanding, principally through both an explicit and inquiry approach to teaching and learning. Learning is student centred and independence is encouraged with a strong emphasis on research skills, personal organisation and open-ended activities to enable each student to be excited and engaged in their learning and to ensure it is life-long. Intervention and extension programs operate across the school to enhance and support the abilities of students either in the classroom, in small groups or individually.