Moss Vale High School

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

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their 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.

Student work is displayed in the Bamir Language Gallery.  This space began as an ambitious project to support the language learning and literacy aims at Moss Vale High School.  The Bamir Language Gallery was officially launched during the National Literacy and Numeracy Week in 2014.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Standard
  • English Advanced
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Studies.


  • Creative Writing Home Group
  • Debating and Public Speaking Home Group
  • Writer in Residence workshops
  • Creative Writing and Publishing Elective Stage 5
  • Book Week Guessing Competition