Education and society are rooted in English. History is documented, perspectives are captured, and empathy developed through literature. A high-quality education in English will teach students to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others.
Through reading and listening, others are able to communicate their ideas and emotions with them. It is through reading that students are able to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually and socially, enabling them to acquire knowledge and build on their existing knowledge.
This is part of the beauty
of all literature. You discover
that your longings are universal
longings, so that you're not lonely
and isolated from anyone.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The opportunity to afford our students with our school values of equipping students with resilience, courage, respect, kindness and the ability to collaborate with others is founded in the exploration of literature.
With the evidenced disenfranchisement of students who cannot speak, read and write fluently, the skills of language are essential to ensuring that our students can fully participate in society and stand on the same platforms as those with power in a bid for social justice. All students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, both academically and socially, with no barriers to what they can achieve in school and beyond.