Faculties - English

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians.

The English department at KHS is committed to the creation of confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens through our rigorous 7-12 English program.


Faculty Aims/Objectives:

The English teachers at KHS believe that it is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them.

This belief frames our approach to teaching and learning and our English programmes enable students to: 

  • Maximise their potential so that they may competently and confidently undertake current and future study and training to facilitate effective participation in their life 
  • Engage students and develop an appreciation and enjoyment of English itself, arts and literature
  • Develop critical literacy skills and use them to strengthen their understanding of the world.
  • Use the power of English and representation to be effective communicators

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Public Speaking and Debating Competitions
  • A variety of writing competitions (SMH Young Writers of the Year Award, What Matter-The Whitlam Institute etc)
  • Excursions and incursions to the theatre, study days for the HSC and Preliminary Course Masters Classes for HSC students


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