English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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.
Public speaking and debating
Class teachers teach the skills of successful public speaking in all classes from Kindergarten-Year 6. Kindergarten-Year 2 participate in a school based public speaking competition each year. Students in Year 3-6 participate in the Multicultural Public Speaking competition. Students from Year 3-6 are then chosen to represent our school at the district public speaking competition.
Students in Year 5-6 compete in debating competitions against local schools.
Meadowbank Public School acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands, the Wallumedegal people of the Durug nation on which our school stands. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present. Meadowbank is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
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