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Hampden Park Public School

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

At HPPS, we offer intervention programs to boost student’s skills across K-6 in literacy. 


Language, Learning and Literacy

We provide rich literacy experiences to assist all children to become successful readers and writers. Students will be taught all parts of the English K–10 Syllabus through Literacy lessons. Students learn together in groups of 3-4 and are given short, explicit lessons in reading and writing. While each group is being given short, explicit lessons, the rest of the class will complete carefully selected activities to extend their literacy learning.


Focus on Reading

Focus on Reading 3-6 is a literacy program that applies learning directly to the classroom to address and improve teacher practice and student outcomes in reading.

Students are given explicit strategies in reading comprehension, reading fluency and vocabulary knowledge. The program enables students to access the increasingly complex texts they are required to comprehend in the middle years of schooling.

The program emphasises the importance and use of:

rich texts, particularly subject-based texts, multi-modal texts and the types of texts that interest and motivate learners.

  • rich talk of the kind that encourages them to ‘show their thinking' through talk.
  • ‘deliberate' teaching that begins with insightful assessment; involves planning for explicit instruction based on students' needs; supports and scaffolds students through modelled, guided and independent teaching; provides clear and purposeful feedback and constant opportunities for student reflection.

These strategies help to equip the students to not just effectively read a text but to comprehend what the text is about.


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English Syllabus 


Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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.