English - St John Fisher Tumbi Umbi


In English, students learn to read, write, talk and listen. They learn about English language and literature, how language varies according to context and how to communicate to a range of audiences for different purposes.

They learn to read for information and for pleasure. They learn about poetry, novels and plays. They gain a sound grasp of language structures, punctuation, spelling and grammar. 

Language is central to students’ intellectual, social and emotional development and has an essential role in all key learning areas.

Competence in English will enable students to learn about the role of language in their own lives, and in their own and other cultures. They will then be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings, to participate in society, to make informed decisions about personal and social issues, to analyse information and viewpoints, to use their imagination and to think about the influence of culture on the meanings made with language.

We aim to encourage positive attitudes towards learning English, to develop students’ ability in using language effectively and to enable critical reflection on how language works.

The children will develop knowledge, skills and understanding about the English language and literature through programs based on the English K-6 Syllabus.