English is a fun and multi-faceted subject which helps us better understand ourselves and engage in the world around us. We aim to provide a broad programme, which is relevant to student interests, appropriate to needs and responsive to best teaching practice. We believe that learning should be engaging and appropriately challenging, and that students should experience success. We will explore written, oral and visual language.

Each term a thematic module will be studied during which the values and principles of the New Zealand Curriculum will be promoted and a range of texts will be studied so that across the year all achievement objectives will be met. The aim is for learner-focussed lessons where students are offered choice and are collaborating, reflecting, thinking critically, problem-solving, innovating, using portfolios and connecting learning. It is our aim that we all have an enjoyable, successful and challenging experience in English.