English study 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.
At The Jannali High School the English Faculty values the ability of literature to broaden our students' understanding of the world and their relation to it. Through engaging closely and critically with a variety of texts, students become perceptive and insightful members of the community, appreciating the skills learned in English as essential across all disciplines.
We learn about the essential skills of literacy and consider how language is used to shape meaning. We want our students to become committed, life-long lovers of learning, using their skills of composing and responding to express themselves.
Our faculty is committed to delivering curriculum opportunities that engage, challenge and provoke thought within all students. We carefully design our learning opportunities to ensure all students are able to achieve their personal best. We embrace future focussed learning and regularly use iPads to transform the learning experiences of our students, cultivating important skills needed for success in the 21st Century.
Our staff :
Mrs Kate Flower (Head Teacher)
Ms Sarah Dinh (Student Adviser Year 12)
Mr Ben Flewellen
Mrs Karien Green
Mr Peter Hulbert
Mr Rory Kiely
Ms Bec Lerve
Ms Dominique Passas
Ms Isabella Rodrigues
Ms Amy Tilling
English Course for Year 7 – 10 (Stage 4 and 5)
The English curriculum at TJHS provides students with the opportunity to engage with, and respond to, a wealth of classic, contemporary and digital texts. Students develop their skills of analysis and ability to engage critically with texts, as well as respond creatively and imaginatively. Working collegially and cooperatively with others is also a focus and developed through our CBL projects.
Our teaching programs provide a wealth of opportunities for students to engage with quality literature that explores a variety of genres, contexts and forms. These programs differentiate learning experiences and draw on future focussed learning strategies to engage students in the English syllabus.
We teach explicit writing and responding structures to support student engagement. Our Year 7 to 10 programs build skills to prepare students for senior years and beyond.
English Courses for Year 11 – 12 (Stage 6)
English is a compulsory course for all HSC students. We offer all courses and encourage students to select the course that will most effectively suit their needs and abilities.
The new HSC English syllabus provides amazing opportunities for senior students to think deeply and critically about a range of different texts and issues.
English Extension 1
English Extension 2