English is Essential! It is our major communication tool and the only compulsory subject in the Higher School Certificate. It is the study of humanity through literature and engaging in Literacy.
At O’Connor Catholic College we have a rich and varied expertise in teaching the six major aspects of English: Reading/Viewing/Speaking and Writing/Representing/Listening. These areas are critical engaged through: Novels, Poetry, Film, Non fiction, Drama, e-texts, Graphic Novels and Picture books, embracing a wide range of Australian, Asian and world wide literature.
Our Staff are accomplished and caring teachers with experience in Higher School Certificate marking. We offer weekly lunchtime tutorials, Debating, Public Speaking and Creative Writing for all levels and ranges of students. There are ongoing workshops in creative writing, poetry and HSC items.
Most of the staff are currently engaged with the University of New England in a four year study of Grammatics. This involves University lecturers meeting with staff and students to enhance Teaching and Student performance and understanding. This also allows a reciprocal practical pedagogy view for the University.