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Nips XI - Ruth Starke
Call Number: F STA
ISBN: 9780734401137
Year 8 Class text

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Tomorrow when the war begab - John Marsden
Call Number: F MAR
ISBN: 9780330274869
Year 9 class text

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Trash - Andy Mulligan
Call Number: F MUL
ISBN: 9780385619028
Year 9 Class text

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Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare; Janie B. Yates-Glandorf
Call Number: 822.3 SHA
ISBN: 9780789160874
Year 10 Class text

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Macbeth - William Shakespeare; Wim Coleman
Call Number: 822.3 SHA
ISBN: 9780789160881
Year 11 Class Text

 

English Overview

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society. In this light it is clear that the Australian Curriculum: English plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.

Although Australia is a linguistically and culturally diverse country, participation in many aspects of Australian life depends on effective communication in Standard Australian English. In addition, proficiency in English is invaluable globally. The Australian Curriculum: English contributes both to nation-building and to internationalisation.

The Australian Curriculum: English also helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have contributed to Australian society and to its contemporary literature and its literary heritage through their distinctive ways of representing and communicating knowledge, traditions and experience. The Australian Curriculum: English values, respects and explores this contribution. It also emphasises Australia’s links to Asia.

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