English is about the making and creating of meaning. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language using a variety of text types. It is also the pathway to a variety of career options. The ability to communicate clearly in a variety of ways plus to think critically are important skills if students are to be successful in whatever path they follow upon leaving school.
Understanding, using, and creating oral, written, and visual texts of increasing complexity is at the heart of English teaching and learning. By engaging with text-based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.
- HOD Jan Stark
- Roisin Warner
Great Reading Race
Here is the Homework that has been set, this term,
for every child in Year 7-10.
They have to choose to complete one sheet this term.
Please ask your child to show you their sheet and you can
see what they are reading and what they have read.
Great Reading Race PDF Homework
PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING:
You are a part of many communities: your family or whanau; your vertical form; your class; Golden Bay High School; Golden Bay or Mohua; New Zealand; planet Earth.
You are effectively thinking when you:
RELATING TO OTHERS:
You are effectively relating to others when you:
You are effectively managing yourself when you:
USING LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS
You are able to demonstrate your ability to: