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MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL

MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL

'We aim to provide excellence in educational opportunities to meet the needs of our students'.

Telephone(02) 9622 9944

Emailmitchell-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

English

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.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.

2018 has brought so many wonderful and exciting opportunities for students and teachers within the English faculty. Throughout the year, the English faculty have been engaging in some learning of their own, by attending conferences and educational seminars as a means of learning new methods and exciting strategies to bring to our students' learning. In 2019, we intend to continue this standard.

Keep listening for notices from your English teachers, who will be able to give you information for all the upcoming events and keep an eye out on upcoming news and events. Any questions, just ask us! 

English Staff

  • Mrs Makhoul (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Beckett
  • Miss Bell
  • Mrs Byrne
  • Mrs Kaur
  • Mrs Khan
  • Miss John
  • Mrs Lukas
  • Mrs Mahony