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English

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The study of English is integral to our students' learning at Gippsland Grammar. We foster a learning environment that is stimulating, challenging and fun for our students to experience the study of language and literature. We aim to promote a passion for the English language and a love for learning that continues throughout life.

Our students are encouraged to develop and extend their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening through a range of programs, in and out of the classroom, and which employs new technologies and effective teaching and learning strategies to maximise student engagement as they learn. Wide Reading programs enhance our students' appreciation for reading across a range of genres and text types support student learning in the middle years. We see success in reading as critical for successful literacy across the curriculum.

Word power and grammar is taught explicitly to support the student’s growing awareness of the choices made by speakers and writers as they communicate in a variety of contexts whilst enhancing their literacy.

Our programs develop creativity of expression and scholarly exploration of a range of text types. We foster critical thinking, visual literacy and encourage our students to become curious and independent learners, and work closely with all students to assist them to realise their potential as effective communicators in written and spoken English.

The aims of the new Australian Curriculum are realised within the English curriculum from Prep through to Year 10 and is the foundation upon which the further study of the VCE Englishes is based as well as the pathways to further education , training and work.

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