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​The English program at Carina State School is based on the Australian Curriculum: English.

The program is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of standard Australian English. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The three strands are:

  • Language - knowing about the English language.
  • Literature - understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature.
  • Literacy - expanding the repertoire of English usage.

Our program aims to ensure that students:

  • learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
  • understand how standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning
  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
  • develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.