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Affirming the Love of Literature

Applecross excursion

Recently Mrs Gwynne’s Year 12 Literature class ventured to Applecross SHS for a workshop with Mrs Lake, a former chief marker of Literature. She spoke to our students about the process of the exam, giving useful tips for achieving well, and worked through some poetry with the group.

The visit was both affirming and encouraging. Students became more aware of the depth of their own knowledge and abilities, whilst being challenged to read…

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Future Australia: A Godly Approach

The Year 10 English Stream 1 class has been considering groups represented in contemporary Australian culture. We have discussed reasons for stereotypes and how these can damage our appreciation of others.

The following statements are taken from students’ short answer responses to the question of how, in future, Australia might be a more Godly culture.

“God made each person to be different, so when we base our opinion of people based on popular stereotypes, we are…

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English Literature Student Excursion to Curtin University

Stage 3 English and Literature students enjoyed a day at Curtin University to hear lectures pertaining to their studies. Throughout the day, they listened to five separate lectures, covering important aspects of the curriculum, including: representation, characterisation, exam technique, essay planning and ideology.

It was a case of “have your cake and eat it too”, as students found the lectures satisfying and educational, as well as most enjoyable. Whilst behaving like university students, moving to various…

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