In acknowledgement of its role as the national language, English is the mandatory subject from Kindergarten to Year 12 in the NSW curriculum. Knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes acquired in English are central to the learning and development of students. 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. It supports the development and expression of a system of personal values, based on students’ understanding of moral and ethical matters, and gives expression to their aspirations and ideals.

Here at St Paul’s we have a faculty of committed teachers who are passionate about teaching English.

Across Stages 4-6 a variety of texts are studied and created including: novels, poetry, non-fiction texts, drama, web sites, advertisements, feature articles, film, Shakespearean drama, short stories and hybrid texts.

Opportunities for Gifted Students:

  • Public Speaking
  • Debating
  • Reading Challenge
  • Writing Competitions
  • Extension 1 and Extension 2 courses in Stage 6