English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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.
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
Children whose second language is English may be eligible to participate in the EAL program. The program assists each student to develop their English language skills. Children benefit greatly from this specialised program and grow in confidence as their English language develops.