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English

All students are required to study English as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

A number of pathways are available to students, depending on their academic pursuits:

  • Non-university
  • University

Students study a variety of literary, mass media and popular culture text types and develop basic language skills and understandings to allow them to achieve in other subjects, further training or participate in the workforce.

Skills outline:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Viewing

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Students whose first language is not English, have the opportunity to study English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) if eligible. This program is taught by specialised English Language teachers and aims to develop and refine English language skills within an academic context.

Students develop a critical understanding of standard Australian English while having their home language respected and valued.

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17 November 2017

Supporting White Ribbon Australia

During the week of 20 November - 23 November, Girrawheen Senior High School will be supporting White Ribbon Australia's vision to build a future free from violence and abuse.

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SCHOOL WATCH

29 September 2017

SCHOOL WATCH

School watch encourages our school community to report any suspicious activity in and around our school grounds.

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09 August 2017

PARENT HANDBOOK

The Parent Handbook outlines the policies and operational procedures at Girrawheen Senior High School and contains important information for parents to support their child throughout the school year.

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