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 Kindergarten, Year 1 & Year 2 the L3 (Language, Literacy and Learning) program provides individualised and explicit teaching of literacy skills. Our data reflects that many of our students are acheiving at above grade levels.
In Year 3 to Year 6, the 'Focus on Reading' program is being implemented.
Both the Premiers Reading Challenge and Spelling Bee allows our students to focus their skills and talents annually.