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 as a second language
Turvey Park has a number of students who are new to Australia. They come from both Asia and Africa. The ESL Program is designed to develop students' understanding and use of the English language. Our ESL teachers and Support Learning staff work cooperatively with classroom teachers to improve the learning outcomes of these students so that they can fully participate in schooling and independently pursue their education.