Our department philosophy is “teaching you how to think, not what to think”.
English is all about the way we experience texts, and how we communicate with each other. We communicate using language all the time – from a facial gesture such as a smile to writing and telling stories passed from generation to generation. This subject teaches how to communicate effectively, conduct analysis and evaluation of the messages around us, and to construct arguments which show evidence and critical thinking.
At Okaihau College, the English department sees our job as helping to develop, hone, and to cement superior thinking and communication skills. With this in mind, students will develop their English skills in three areas; written, visual and oral communication.
The world is ever-changing and we see our role is one of ensuring students to become communicators and thinkers prepared for the future.