English is the mandatory subject from Kindergarten to Year 12 in the NSW curriculum. Knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes acquired in English are central to the learning and development of students in NSW. 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.
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.
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.
In English, we aim to broaden students' understanding and appreciation of textual forms and to be critical and engaged with the world in which they live.
For all inquiries regarding English at Airds High School, please email EnglishAirdsHS@det.nsw.edu.au
Mr Michael Lambe (Head Teacher)
Ms Sarah Borrego
Ms Pia Cruz
Ms Vicki Nguyen
Mr James Poole
Ms Sam Rocchi