Clovelly Public School

Aim High

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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.

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. n 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. 
Students also experience a range of texts including Australian works, multiculturalism, Aboriginality and Australian identity, and Asian perspectives. 
For more information on the English curriculum go to: Parent Guide to the NSW Primary Syllabus