English is organised into three strands:
- Talking and Listening
- Reading (including viewing)
- Writing (including spelling, handwriting, punctuation, using computers)
In English, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding about the English language and literature. When students engage in planned learning experiences they develop the ability to talk, listen, read, view and write with purpose, effect, and confidence.
This Key Learning Area involves learning to read widely with understanding and for enjoyment, spelling accurately, writing grammatically in a variety of forms, listening and communication, critically assessing good literature and aspects of the media.
A “Literacy Block” is allocated every morning in every class at St Philip Neri. This is a dedicated period of two hours devoted exclusively to literacy development.