Through the study of English, individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and the world around them. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative and critical thinkers, and informed citizens.

The English curriculum helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature and appreciate its aesthetic qualities. They explore ideas and perspectives about human experience and cultural significance, interpersonal relationships, and ethical and global issues within real world and fictional settings. The study of English plays a key role in the development of literacy, which gives young people the knowledge and skills for education, training and the workplace. (Australian Curriculum V9, 2023 ACARA)This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is read-icon.png

English content is organised under 3 interrelated strands:

  1. Language – students develop their knowledge of the English language and how it works.
  2. Literature – engages students in the study of literary texts of personal, social and aesthetic value.
  3. Literacy – students make meaning through application of skills and knowledge from the Language strand.

Efficient use of the English language develops confidence and competence to meet the demands of a comprehensive school curriculum as well as those in future employment.

Kamaruka meets the diverse learning needs of learners by:

  • Selecting appropriate texts that affirm aspects of diversity and acknowledge the impact of diversity on students’ social worlds
  • Selecting texts that can be written, spoken, visual multimodal and in print or digital/online forms
  • Providing simultaneous learning modes such as combinations of listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing resources
  • Challenging individual and group extension activities
  • Alternatives to representing understanding, including drawing, role-play and digital tools.

The English program at Kamaruka aims to improve reading fluency and enjoyment by assigning reading books at an age appropriate interest level and reading ability level.

Learning activities include creative and informative topics, such as current affairs, science, history and geography will extend critical thinking, writing and persuasive skills, as well as planning, organisational and research skills. Through class presentations, students are encouraged to express themselves with confidence and conviction.


Kamaruka is committed to providing a safe environment where boys can develop an understanding of how to relate to other people in a respectful way.