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.
Specialist EAL/D teachers provide English as an additional language/ dialect to support all students from language backgrounds other than English.
Learning support is provided through individual and small group sessions to help students reach their potential. The program caters for all levels of English ability and skill areas including listening and speaking, reading and writing.