Brookvale Public School

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The study of English is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing 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. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.



Students at Brookvale are extended and supported in their literacy learning through innovative and dynamic teaching which are tailored to the needs of individual students.

Our strong focus on literacy provides students with the foundations for their future academic success. Our literacy program provides opportunity and experiences to develop a high level of knowledge and competence in talking and listening, reading, viewing and writing with purpose, effect and confidence.

Our teaching staff have worked collaboratively to effectively implement the new ENGLISH syllabus across the whole school. Rich units of work, which focus on key English concepts, provide students with engaging opportunities to develop their skills in Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing and Speaking and Listening.

A whole school scope and sequence ensures that in this Stage-based school, all learning falls under key global themes such as cultural diversity, sustainability and belonging and relationships. There is a different theme each term.

Teachers are trained in L3 and Focus on Reading, as well as additional professional learning areas to support students with learning difficulties. Evident in all classrooms are explicit and differentiated literacy programs which provide opportunities for all students to work towards achieving their individualised learning goals. Students have the opportunity to engage in experiences which develop 21st century learning skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and the effective use of digital technology to support core learning.

Students for whom English is a second language are highly supported by a specialist EAL/D teacher, both daily on a 1:1 basis and then within the mainstream classroom. As a student's English language improves the level of support is adjusted. In addition, the EAL/D teacher works collaboratively with class teachers to make adjustments to the mainstream learning program so that the academic, social and emotional needs of the child are met as they adjust to life in the Australian school context.