The study of English is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.
Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.
The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.
We have a major focus on English and Mathematics taught at our school. English is taught as a two hour block session from Monday to Thursday by K-6 teachers and Monday to Friday by K-2 teachers.
Guided reading sessions are an integral part of the school's literacy program. Students are grouped according to their reading ability and are provided with a tailor made reading program. Students are able to benefit from the small group situation with specialised instruction.