The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. 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.

At Lumen Christi we believe every child needs to develop essential literacy skills and strategies in order to gain confidence, a sense of enjoyment and knowledge in using multi-literacies to actively participate in an ever changing world.

At Lumen Christi, we aim 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.