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Byron Bay High School

Byron Bay High School

The Future is Ours

Telephone02 6685 8188

Emailbyronbay-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.

English faculty

The English faculty at Byron Bay High School is a dedicated and experienced group of teachers who consistently collaborate with their colleagues to continually enhance their teaching and learning skills so as to provide students with an array of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.

The staff are:

Ms Sarah McGregor - Head Teacher

Ms Melinda Smotlak - Teacher, Debating Coordinator

Mrs Charlotte Connell - Teacher

Ms Emma Frost - Teacher

Ms Tina Dobson - Teacher

Mr Travis Hutchins - Teacher

Mr Eli Pietens - Teacher