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Arcadia Public School

Arcadia Public School

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The study of English is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.

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Students at Arcadia are guided and challenged in their literacy learning through current and motivating teaching strategies.  Our exceptional and innovative literacy programs give your child the basis for learning across all other areas and result in outstanding achievement. 


Building the strong foundations of literacy is a continual focus of our whole school planning. The effective teaching and learning of English at Arcadia PS promotes a high level of knowledge and competency in talking, listening, reading, viewing and writing with purpose, effect as well as confidence in our students.


All students are actively engaged in dedicated literacy groups each morning. These groups focus on the needs of individual students within the reading and writing framework, encouraging them to excel and reach their full potential.


Specialised support for students is offered both in the classroom and in small groups. A highly trained Reading Recovery teacher is a member of the school's vibrant teaching team, providing an individualised literacy development program for Year One students.


Arcadia Public School has had outstanding results with its new literacy program – Language, learning and literacy. This program is now implemented in Kindergarten and Year One and has been viewed as an exemplary program.


Our tradition of an outstanding focus on English and literacy and the success of our literacy programs are reflected in our excellent literacy assessment results.