English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
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. 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.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
Programs in Kindergarten are created and implemented using the Language, Learning, Literacy (L3) program. L3 is a research-based program that targets student’s reading and writing skills.
Every class uses the NSW syllabus document to program individualised learning experiences based on student needs. Some classes may schedule Literacy Group times and encourage parent volunteers to support students within the classroom.
Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering your time. All parent volunteers must first visit the office to complete a Working with Children Check form. You can click here to find this form.
Premier’s Spelling Bee
The Premier’s Spelling Bee is a fun way for students to engage with and develop their spelling. Students are able to participate in the Spelling Bee in Term 3. For more information, please visit the Premier’s Spelling Bee website.
At the end of Term 2, students in Years 5 and 6 are invited to try out for the Truscott Street Public School debating team. Eight students are selected to participate in a friendly, interschool competition with schools within our region. The debates occur both at Truscott Street and at other schools throughout Terms 3 and 4. This extra-curricular program provides students with an opportunity to increase their confidence and critical thinking. Further information is sent home closer to the date.
Public Speaking Competition
Truscott Street Public School holds a school wide public speaking competition each year. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 receive a note home at the time, explaining the rules and topics for the competition held in Term 2. Winners for each grade will be selected.