The need to communicate is instinctive and the development of language is fundamental to the need to communicate, as it supports and enhances our thinking and understanding. Language permeates the world in which we live: it is socially constructed and dependent on the number and nature of our social interactions and relationships.
Language provides a vehicle for learners to engage with the world. At ISD, we recognise that literacy becomes increasingly important as greater demands are placed on learners. Literacy encompasses oral and visual literacy, as well as the ability to read and write, to aid our students as participants in the learning process.
Language also provides a vehicle for inquiry. The love and enjoyment of language is developed through the integration of literature into student inquiry. The result is that, here at ISD, teachers and students enjoy using language, appreciating it both functionally and aesthetically.