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English

At St Luke’s we believe that English is the key to accessing learning and achieving success. The ability to speak, listen, read, view and write with confidence, purpose and enjoyment, permeates in all aspects of the curriculum and is integral to expressing feelings, solving problems and enriching personal relationships.

At St Luke's English is taught  and reported against the Victorian 
Curriculum, focusing on reading, writing and speaking & listening.


English in the Junior School

Prep to Year 2 is regarded as the foundation years for developing English skills.  The students are involved in a two hour literacy block daily involving one hour of Reading and one hour of Writing.  Speaking and Listening skills are developed during this time and practiced in all areas of the Curriculum. Our Prep students learn through songs and rhyme.

English in the Middle and Senior School

In Year 3 to 6 English skills continue to be developed through structured lessons and they apply their skills in their Inquiry Learning.   Within the inquiry process a multi-literacies approach is adopted which develops English skills in a meaningful context.

Various reading and writing strategies are developed as students move into the senior grades.

Every consecutive year, Year 5 and 6 students are involved a Public Speaking program which is valuable in developing confidence and  leadership skills. 

Intervention and Extension

Class programs are devised to cater for individual needs in the classroom.  Students are grouped according to their ability and are supported and extended within the classroom.

An Education Support Teacher tracks students and supports teachers in developing programs for students with specialised needs.

Reading Recovery, an intervention program, is offered to Grade one students who require extra one to one support in developing Reading and Writing skills.