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The Jannali High School

The Jannali High School

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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.

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 K Flower, Head Teacher

Mrs P Casaceli

Ms K Green

Mr J Martin, Year 8 Student Adviser

Mrs J Plackett

Ms I Rodrigues

Ms E Talbot

Ms S Dinh

Ms Rachel McKendrick 

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.

Year 11

Standard English

Advanced English

English Studies

English Extension

Year 12

Standard English

Advanced English

English Studies

English Extension 1

English Extension 2