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Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus

Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus

A Culture of Leading and Learning

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From the NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

The aim of English in Year K-10 is to enable students to understand and use language effectively, appreciate, reflect on and enjoy the English language and to make meaning in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive, critical and powerful.

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. It supports the development and expression of a system of personal values, based on students' understanding of moral and ethical matters, and gives expression to their hopes and ideals. 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 .

Here at the Tuncurry Campus our faculty aims to provide opportunities for all students to succeed in English. Our current focus is on writing, everything from the letters and blog entries to newspaper report and short stories. We have access to a pod of laptops to facilitate greater creativity and ways of composing and responding.

Our book-room is full of appropriate texts for a wide range of ages, interests and abilities, and include works of poetry, plays by Shakespeare, award winning picture books, and novels by many of Australia's most outstanding authors, including Tim Winton, Sonya Hartnett, Markus Zusak and Jackie French.

Each classroom has technology to allow teachers to bring multimedia and the world wide web into their structured learning environment. Quality work is published and displayed and awarded publicly. Our annual Public Speaking Competition will again be held this year in Term three.