The English team would like to wish all McKinnon families a happy and safe holiday period. Enjoy the opportunity to relax with a good book. A reminder to senior students that it is an expectation you use the Summer holidays to read your English texts before the 2022 school year commences. We will not be reading all of these in class and it is often difficult to find the time to catch up on this reading once the school year has begun. Students in Years 7-9 may like to take a similar approach with their holiday reading.


Thank you to all students for their work in English this year. Obviously it has been a year of challenges but one in which our teachers and students have demonstrated incredible resilience and ultimately achieved some terrific learning outcomes.


It’s been a year of successes beyond the classroom too, with some terrific achievements in Writer Of The Month, Book Club, the My Brother Jack Awards, Plain English Speaking Awards and much more. 


We look forward to perusing this year’s edition of the Thistle yearbook for a detailed celebration of the experiences and achievements in the English faculty.


Happy reading.


Sam Florence

English Manager