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​Kathleen Hannant, HOD, English​​​​​​​​​​​​

English is Exciting and Essential for Everyone, just like a CD of Abba "Arrival". Our units range from a study of the classics, such as Romeo and Juliet, to popular culture texts, such as magazines, reality TV, The Simpsons and celebrities. Our aim is to study a rich diversity of language and texts from authors of the past, such as Shakespeare and Bronte, to texts that have relevance to students' daily lives. We study how texts create meaning, and how language works in particular texts and contexts.

"To study or not to study English . . . . is that the question." No . . . . . it is compulsory to study English at all year levels, but in Senior, you have the choice of studying either English or English Communication. The only requirements necessary for a student to study English are as follows: a pen, paper, your homework diary, enthusiasm and a willingness to broaden your cultural and literary experiences. Students are exposed to a wide range of texts from past and present day authors. Our committed and experienced staff will challenge you and guide you as you read, write, speak, listen and view a variety of texts in different contexts.

At Centenary Heights we have many students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Our Junior and Senior programs are flexible to ensure students are provided with the greatest chance of success in their learning.

For example, the first semester of senior English begins with a focus on Australia to provide students with an understanding of cultural contexts and social situations that they might find themselves experiencing.

The time has come, the walrus said, to experience many new things....

The Year 7-10 Junior English Program helps develop students' proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, listening and viewing. Students compose and comprehend a range of texts and study how texts make meaning. Curriculum booklets are distributed to all students providing specific information for Year 7/8 English and Year 9/10 English.
The Year 11/12 Senior English Program helps develop students' knowledge of how texts make meaning, and how language works in particular texts. Students compose and comprehend a range of written and oral texts.
Year 11/12 English Communication is designed for students wishing to enter the workplace after Year 12, or earlier. This is not an OP subject. Students compose and comprehend a wide range of texts in work, community and leisure contexts.

Faculty Directory

Sam Baker​ ​11 & 12 English Communication (Flexi School)
​Tori Barton ​8 English
​Sandie Black ​7 & 12 English
​Melinda Burton ​10 & 12 English
​Tanya Butler ​12 English
​Sally Codyre ​7 & 12 English
​Jodie Corum ​7, 9 & 12 English, 9 English Foundation
​Sheri Dale ​9 English, 10 English Foundation
​Anna Donald ​8 & 10 English
​Elli Hanna ​7, 9 & 12 English
​Kathleen Hannant 12 English, 10 English Foundation
​Chris Hindmarsh ​9, 11 & 12 English, 11 English Communication
​Christine Lodder ​7 & 8 English, 12 English Communication
​Hannah McKeon ​8 & 9 English
​Travis McMicking ​10 English, 9 English Foundation, 11 English as a Second Language
​Libby Nairn ​8 & 11 English
​Lisa Napier ​7 & 10 English
​Christy Parker ​7 & 9 English
​Donna Parkinson ​10 English
​Kirrily Scarff ​7 English
​Mary-Anne Searle-Tebbit ​8 English, 12 English Communication
​Jo Slatter ​7 & 12 English
​Kellie Sloss ​8 English, 12 English Communication
​Renae Stanley ​7 & 10 English
​Tiffany Story ​8 & 9 English, 11 English Communication
​Sarah Sykes ​8 & 10 English Foundation, 12 English Communication
​Claire Thicthener ​7, 9 & 10 English, 9 English Foundation
​Rachel Walker ​8 & 11 English
​Louise Willson ​8 English
​Naomi Zietsch ​7 & 11 English, 9 English Foundation