Literacy


English Curriculum
We aim to ensure that our students:

  • learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
  • understand how standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms of communication to create meaning
  • develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

Visible Learning forms a core part of the English curriculum. This provides students with clear learning goals, strategies to achieve their goal, and what they will need to do next to manage their own learning. Feedback forms an integral part of Visible Learning, enabling the students to have daily conversations about their learning and academic progress.

 

​St Albans Heights celebrates English through special activities such as Book Week celebrations, National Literacy and Numeracy Week and students have the opportunity to attend English excursions, author workshops and writer’s workshops.

 

Our Library
Our library is a meeting space where students can gather; a collaborative space where they can work together in small groups; and an innovative space where the design that supports the units of inquiry that are happening across our school. A space where we sit around to listen to engaging stories.

 

​With thanks to our local member Natalie Suleyman, our library has recently been transformed into an innovative space that encourages teachers and students to collaborate, communicate, and learn together.
 
 

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