Mason and Georgia make their selections.

Nicholas catches up on today’s news.

The year is well and truly under way in the English Department with staff and students accepting the challenges proffered by a new year. As well as ATAR and General English, we are offering Foundation English in Year 12 for the first time this year and students are benefitting from curriculum material that caters for their specific needs. Particular attention will be given to helping all students pass the OLNA, which sometimes stands in the way of students gaining their WACE.

The English Department is encouraging all students to read every day and, to this end, a number of classrooms now feature reading corners or ‘Book Nooks’. A range of reading materials is available in the classroom to early finishers and Year 7 and 8 students have a dedicated Library period every fortnight, where Mrs Heather Fisher introduces them to various authors, genres and text types. Students in Years 9 to 12 are welcome in the Library at lunchtime and are urged to continue reading for pleasure.

We wish Ms Faletti all the best as she undertakes a new role in Student Services and welcome Ms Tindall to our team.

If you have questions about your child’s progress in English, please contact us via email or phone the School on 6240 4400.

Meredith Dawn
English (HOLA)