ENGLISH aims to prepare students for the range of language use they will need in their present and future lives; to participate as active members of family and community life; to have the language skills to undertake further formal and informal study and perform paid and unpaid work; and to participate in a range of activities which involve literature, drama and the mass media.
To this end, activities in English are designed to refine the student’s ability to compose and comprehend spoken and written English - fluently, appropriately, effectively and critically - for a wide range of personal and social purposes.
Success in English depends on skill in using a range of spoken and written communication. Students use these in English and other classes and in many other activities in their daily lives. They are also encouraged to read widely and participate in a range of performing public speaking, debating and writing competitions with students from other schools. All students participate in the Australian Schools English Competition and attend visiting performances from groups such as the Grin and Tonic Theatre Company and the Arts Council.