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Erina High School

Erina High School

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English at Erina High

English is delivered in Years 7 to 10 (Stages 4 and 5). HSC English is taught and delivered by experienced HSC markers. Courses are delivered with student ability in mind. Students are guided into making suitable and appropriate choices for their HSC year at the end of Year 11 to ensure that the HSC year is a successful one.

English is also responsible for Debating and Public Speaking which is co-ordinated by Ms L. Kronja and Mr A. Manwaring. Erina High School has enjoyed success in a number of competitions in recent years, most notably, winning the Probus Shield in 2014.

Under the guidance of Ms T. Keane (relieving Head Teacher English), students are involved in Australasian Writing and English Competitions. In these competitions students have achieved some outstanding results. The timing of these competitions is given in Student Newsletters.

The English faculty consistently aims for students to apply themselves with diligence and determination toward achieving their personal best.

For more information please contact the English staff room at the bottom of A Block

Studying English in NSW

English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their 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.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.