In the teaching of English, students develop their literacy skills through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. They engage with a variety of texts for different purposes and different audiences.

Students develop their literacy skills through explicit teaching, a clear continuum of learning and the use of a variety of strategies.

There is an increased emphasis on the teaching of literature through clearly defined content and text requirements. This includes the explicit teaching of contextual knowledge, comprehension and thinking and reflecting skills and processes. Students experience a range of print, spoken, visual, digital and multimedia texts in a variety of contexts including intercultural experiences, Aboriginal histories and cultures, Asian perspectives and environmental sustainability.

Students at St Peter’s engage with at least 100 minutes of literacy teaching per day.