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Ko te reo te tuakiriLanguage is my identity
Ko te reo toku ahureiLanguage is my uniqueness
Ko te reo te ora Language is life


Welcome to the students and the families supporting the students who are studying English at Marcellin College. The English Department is delighted to teach your child and we will….

§ Foster a love of learning that will continue into adulthood by providing structured and engaging programs

§ Prepare the junior students well for studying English in the Senior School

§ Ensure strengths and weaknesses are promptly identified and addressed

§ Focus on literacy – developing students’ skills and interest in the basics of English, namely, reading, writing, listening, speaking, presenting, and viewing

§ Ensure the key competencies from the NZ Curriculum are developed: thinking, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating

§ Provide well-managed classrooms so that every student meets his or her full potential.

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