Our Secondary English course at Kalbarri is constructed using the Western Australian Curriculum interrelated strands of:

• Language: knowing about the English language

• Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature

• Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage. 

• English at Kalbarri District High School also encompasses the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and sustainability.

Student learning is planned and assessed through the modes of listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing, also known as language modes. These modes are interrelated and English tasks will often include a range of modes.

Many of the tasks that students undertake in English at Kalbarri District High School involve understanding and producing imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, media texts, everyday texts and workplace texts. We have a well-resourced collection of class novel sets from a range of text types, representing work from Australia, Asia and other International countries. 

Kalbarri District High School students also participate in engaging and challenging English experiences outside of the classroom. We have incursions and excursions, access to English competitions, international pen-pal writing tasks and a whole secondary ‘Funglish’ day, dedicated to engagement with oracy through team building and fun.

In addition to Lower Secondary classes from Year Seven to Year Ten, we offer Year Eleven and Twelve Preliminary, Foundation, General and ATAR English courses.