‘FREEING THE IMAGINATION, GIVING VOICE TO OUR THOUGHTS’
The prime aim of any English program is to produce students who can read, write and manipulate those skills to function as effective members of a literate, English speaking community. The more sophisticated a student's writing skills and the more fluently she can read a wide variety of texts, the more freedom she will have as an adult to move amongst the varying language demands she will encounter.
texts. They will also learn how to manipulate language to suit their own purposes by writing and speaking across a range of genres.
Students complete five written and two spoken assessment items each year, including two assessment items under test
Development of the Middle School English program included the reviewing and updating of units of work to ensure that the program sees girls in Years 7 to 9 develop the range of skills required to meet the academic needs of students in the 21st century. As such, the program needs to balance the requirement to teach language basics, such as spelling and punctuation, with the need to engage students in higher order thinking.