English is the Key Learning Area where students develop competence in creating, responding and applying literacy for a range of purposes. Students experience English across all Key Learning Areas and within a range of contexts.

Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards English, to build students’ ability in using language effectively and to inspire reflective thinking about how language works.

The elements of English we cover are:

  • Talking and Listening
  • Reading and Viewing
  • Writing and Representing
  • Responding and Composing

Spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary are investigated through an emphasis on experiences with rich literature, which includes author studies. Students are encouraged to think imaginatively and creatively, confidently express themselves, and reflect on their learning.

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