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, Literature or English Essentials. The only requirements necessary for a student to study an English subject are as follows: a pen, paper, your laptop, 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.

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 7 English, 11 English Essentials
Tori Barton 7 English
Sandie Black 7  English
Melinda Burton 10 English, 12 English Essentials
Sally Codyre 7 English, 11 English
Anna Donald 8 English,  10 English
Elli Hanna 7 English, 9 English,  11 English
Kathleen Hannant 10 English Foundation, Year 11 Literature
Chris Hindmarsh 9 English,  11 English,  12 English, 12 English Communication
Christine Lodder 7 English, 9 English, 12 English Communication
Erin Mallet8 English, 10 English, 11 English
Hannah McKeon 7 English, 10 English
Travis McMicking 9 English Foundation, 10 English, 12 English
Libby Nairn 8 English, 12 English
Lisa Napier 8 English, 10 English Foundation
Louise O'Mara8 English, 10 English Foundation
Christy Parker 7 English, 9 English
Kirrily Scarff 8 English
Mary-Anne Searle-Tebbit 8 English, 11 Essentials
Jo Slatter 8 English, 11 English
Kellie Sloss 8 English, 10 English Foundation, 11 English Essentials
Renae Stanley 8 English, 10 English
Tiffany Story 7 English, 12 English Communication
Claire Thicthener 7 English,  9 English Foundation,  10 English
Mark Thomas9 English
David Trueman9 English, 10 English
Rachel Walker 8 English, 10 English, 12 English
Adam Watts8 English
Louise Willson 7 English
Val Woodbridge11 English
Naomi Zietsch 8 English, 9 English Foundation, 12 English
Last reviewed 17 February 2020
Last updated 17 February 2020