ArtsJanuary - June 2017

Essington School Darwin

Essington School Darwin
Over the past few years, The Essington School Darwin has built a strong foundation in Music and Performing Arts programs and Media Studies. The School has long been recognized for its outstanding and comprehensive music programs. In 2006 the School achieved national attention when it was identified by the Federal Taskforce reviewing music education as one of twenty ‘exemplary’ music schools in Australia.

The success of the school’s performing arts program over the last ten years can be seen in the growth in performing arts programs – and students studying in this area. It can also be seen in the number of students winning places in national performing arts academies.

At the end of 2016 three Essington students were accepted out of thousands nationally for limited places at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Sydney, and the Western Australia Academy of Peforming Arts (WAAPA), Perth. All three students have been long term students at the school, two having attended the school from Preschool to Year 12.

Roman Delo has been offered places at both NIDA and WAAPA in 2017, and has chosen to study at NIDA. Millie Hunt and Demi Tcha have been offered two of the twenty places available nationally to school students each year and will commence there in 2017.

Principal David Cannon said:
The Performing Arts is an important part of our overall programs at Essington. We believe that there is a creative capacity in all children that can be fostered and encouraged. This allows students to build their essential life skills, confidence, communication skills and team work.”

Facilities are currently being refurbished at the School to provide a new Dance/Drama Studio for 2017.

In 2016 the School’s media studies programs and radio recording facilities were expanded with the addition of a television studio. Middle School students have been producing videos and short road safety videos in the studios. In 2015 and 2016 students won in both years two national film awards.

Enrolment places are limited and early applications are encouraged.
The School is currently taking application for enrolments for 2015 and 2016.
Please Phone: 8985 0100 or email administration@essington.nt.edu.au for further information.

PHOTO CAPTION: Dance performances are a regular event at The Essington School Darwin