English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:
- English Advanced
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
- English Extension 1
- English Extension 2
- English Standard
- English Studies.
English faculty has developed innovative and stimulating programs to suit the broad interests and learning needs of all students. Programs and assessment tasks are differentiated to cater for a variety of learning styles which enable students to achieve learning outcomes. Public speaking achieved an excellent win in the Boorowa Public Speaking Competition in 2016. Texts have been chosen to engage 21st Century learners and technology is used to cover a range of multimodal texts. The faculty focuses strongly on writing and in 2016 we implemented our first Year 6 transition writing day, "Rapt in Writing". We are currently in negotiation with Morris Gleitzman for our 2017 day. Most importantly, learning in English is fun!
The English faculty is really excited to announce that our teaching spaces in A Block are about to undergo a major refurbishment to create an future focussed engaging learning environments.
Mr Leo Pepingco (Head Teacher)
Mr Justin Diggelmann
Ms Jamie Reijnen