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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.

English - Literacy

The aim of the English K-6 Syllabus is to develop competence in using language and encourage positive attitudes towards learning English.

The syllabus covers three strands - Reading, Writing and Talking and  Listening. Library is always a major focus at Dapto Public School in supporting the development of Literacy.

You can best support the school's program by reading to or with your child for a short time each evening and by encouraging your child to choose and read books in their areas of interest. It is a good idea to then discuss the text with them.

The handwriting style used in NSW schools is called Foundation style.  In the later years of primary school, children are encouraged to develop their own style of handwriting.

Student's work - English

Class 2G made a movie