The ability to communicate with each other is the most powerful tool we have as human beings, and the ability to communicate effectively is something that is vital to success, in whatever career or life path we choose. Communication skills, whether written, visual or oral, developed through studying English, are essential in the modern workplace.
English is the study, use and enjoyment of the English language and its literature. By engaging with text-based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.
Teaching and learning in the English classroom at our school is based on a collective vision which includes all stakeholders in learning, and encourages strong connections with parents and whaanau.
Programmes reflect the cultural practices of the wider community, affirming and legitimating the culture of the tangata whenua. With the classroom being a ‘whaanau of interest’ students are encouraged to independently, and cooperatively, make choices about their own learning.