English as an Additional Language

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme at Sacred Heart College was established early in 2001 and has grown over the years to become an established part of the College. Students from over twenty-seven cultural backgrounds have found a home at Sacred Heart College and become part of the fabric of our school community in the classroom, in sporting teams, in leadership and in many other of the extracurricular activities on offer.

It is the aim of the College to give EAL/D students the specific support they require to learn and build the English language skills needed to access the general curriculum, in addition to learning area–specific language structures and vocabulary.  EAL/D students have the same capacity to understand the content of the Australian Curriculum as other students; however, they require support with the English language required both to access the curriculum and to demonstrate achievement. The goal of Scared Heart College is to help all of our students access the curriculum and integrate into all aspects of the life of the College. 

Learning Opportunities:

In the 7-10 EAL English classes offer students an intensive programme of English language acquisition building the skills needed to access the curriculum.  Students study reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary building.

In the 7/8 EAL History class students study the following units: Australia Day, Explorers and Colonisation, the Commonwealth, The States and Territories, Inquiry Questioning.

In the 09 EAL History class students study the following unites: Australia Day, the Commonwealth, Colonisation, the States and Territories and Digging Up the Past.

In the 10 EAL History class students study the following units: Australian History-The First People, Federation-The Growth of a Nation, Civics and Citizenship, Australian culture and Identity.

In the 7/8 EAL Science class students study the following units: Cells and Body systems, Energy, Rocks and States of Matter.

In the 9/10 EAL Science class students study the following units: Living things, Chemistry, Moving Things, The Universe.