ENPS - Strategic Intentions

Global Learners and Leaders

Exceeding Expectations

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.

ENPS Annual Report - 2020

Essendon North Primary School pursues excellence in developing global learners and leaders, who strive to exceed expectations. We maximise the potential of all; empowering independence, excellence, innovation and engagement with the world. We aim to continuously improve the quality of education for every child in every classroom. We place a high priority on delivering high quality instructional practices in all curriculum areas, and student learning outcomes.

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, in alignment with the principles and practices of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the CIS and IB World Schools.

The following strategic intentions are taken from the school’s Strategic Plan (2015 to 2018) and reflect the community’s commitment to delivering an international standard of education for every child in every classroom. Each year the school develops their Annual Implementation Plan (AIP), to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Each year the school publishes an Annual Report, reporting on progress and achievement in the previous year. During 2019 the school is undergoing a school review, for the purpose of developing the 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan.


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:

  • for all students
  • for all year levels
  • incorporating all domains
  • including specialists program
  • including intercultural awareness

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


Our School - Commitment to Democratic Principles

Australian society is defined, among other aspects, by a belief in elected Government; by a commitment to the rule of law, to equal rights for all before the law; and by a belief in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Our society is also tolerant of a range of religious, political, social and cultural beliefs and values in the context of the fundamental principle of our democracy.

The Education and Reform Act 2006 requires all education providers to operate in a manner consistent with this set of Australian democratic principles.

In accordance with the Act, Essendon North Primary School delivers curriculum programs, learning, and teaching in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy. This includes a commitment to:

  1. elected government
  2. the rule of law
  3. equal rights for all before the law
  4. freedom of religion
  5. freedom of speech and association
  6. the values of openness and tolerance



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

  • Awareness of self and others
  • International mindedness and intercultural awareness

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

  • Voice and connectedness
  • Taking appropriate action


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.


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:

  • financial resources
  • human resources
  • learning and teaching resources
  • digital infrastructure and resources
  • grounds and facilities

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.