English is all about communication – which is listening, interpreting, viewing as well as talking.  A key feature of thinking is the use of language – we cannot think without words.  Our thoughts are defined by language and our wisdom via literacy.

A key focus in understanding is to carefully consider the etymology of terms/words.
  • Students develop their language skills through activities involving speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and representing.
  • They learn about language and literature through working with a wide range of print, spoken, visual, media, multimedia and digital texts.
  • They interpret and express their views on what they hear, see and read.
  • They create written and digital texts, and deliver formal and informal presentations.
  • There is an emphasis on grammar and the teaching of quality literature.
  • We promote literacy skills – Information, Media and Technology literacies