High School (7-10)
The English course at LDHS is built around the Western Australian Curriculum’s three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. The strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
Students communicate with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members, developing their verbal and written communication skills. Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and create a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, such as newspapers, magazines and digital texts, early adolescent novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances, to inform, persuade and show control of style.
For our upper primary and high school students we use the Words Their Way program for teaching sounds and spelling rules.