English is one of seven Key Learning Areas in the school curriculum for Kindergarten to Year 6. As well as being a Key Learning Area in its own right, English has a wider role as a tool for learning in all curriculum areas.

English is divided into three strands – Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing and Speaking and Listening, all of which are concerned with the relationship between language and meaning and use. As such it allows for:

  • The diversity of language contexts in a multicultural society
  • Emphasis on both spoken and written language
  • Differences in the learning styles of individual students.

At St Joseph’s we ensure that all areas of English are covered at each year level and we aim to develop the competence and confidence of all students in learning and using language.