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.
ESL Teachers provide English as a Second Language support to all students from language backgrounds other than English.
Learning support is provided by individual and small group withdrawal sessions and by helping the students in their classroom. The program caters for all levels of English ability from new arrivals to near native speakers. All skill areas – listening and speaking, reading and writing – are covered in this program.