English Curriculum

The Australian English  Curriculum 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.

• 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.

• understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to  create meaning.

• develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

English TAP
At South Thornlie Primary School we have developed an English Targeted Achievement Program to support students to achieve a specific target in English. The program commenced in Term 3 and is coordinated through Admin and implemented by Education Assistants.

Sessions are run several times a week for 30 minutes usually anywhere between 5-10 consecutive weeks,  depending on the need. The selected students will complete 1-4 set targets over the course of the program.

We currently have 29 students in the program and have already assisted 24 students with achieving their targets this year.

Wendy Fisher 

English TAP Program





Robotics club with Mrs Waghorn has begun for Term 3, 2020.

Children are selected to be part of a Robotics program run after school with Mrs Waghorn and Mrs Liedermoy. The children were very excited that robotics had started again for 2020  They began practising with the Spheros and iPads making sure they were in sync under the explicit instruction of Mrs Waghorn. This intial stage is preparing them for greater use of coding later in the term.