Cognizant of the formation of the pupils’ total development, the Communication Arts English Department provides various skills and activities which cater to the needs of its clientele.
Reading is centered on oral language, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, study strategies, comprehension skills, listening, and viewing. Various exercises are provided to all levels from Grades 1 to 6 in order to develop the skills in these domains.
In Language, the department gives emphasis on grammar awareness and structure, writing and composition, speaking, and spelling. These domains are strengthened through various schemes to develop the children’s talents and abilities.
a. To acquire independent skill in word recognition and to master the specific techniques of oral and silent reading.
b. To comprehend and interpret correctly the meaning of words, sentences, paragraphs and articles; to enjoy the humor and beauty of stories, plays and poems; and to get the central theme, plot and moral of stories and novels being read.
c. To develop the desire to spend one’s free time in worthwhile reading.
d. To tap and develop the literary and dramatic talents of the NPS boys through organized programs and contests.
e. To enrich one’s vocabulary in order to facilitate the expression of one’s feelings, ideas, and experiences as demanded by various situations.
f. To provide reinforcement of specific skills in which students may show weakness, be an independent worker and encourage a sense of personal responsibility for one’s own progress
g. To speak and communicate in English correctly and effectively through an intensive review of the English vowels.
h. To ensure the pupils’ mastery of the sounds resulting in correct production and proper usage which will prepare the pupils for their high school English, specifically oral communication.
i. To integrate everything they have learned to become not only a mechanical speaker but more importantly an effective communication.
a. To learn the rudiments of correct, distinct, courteous and effective means of oral and written communication.
b. To be fully aware of the different parts of speech and use them correctly in sentences and paragraph writing
c. To learn the correct spelling words and use them in writing.
d. To express ideas, clearly, logically, and chronologically, in well-constructed and correctly punctuated sentences and paragraphs.
e. To acquire a good legible handwriting by learning the correct position, form and slant of good handwriting.
f. To use legible handwriting in all written work.
g. To acquire the habits of writing with correct posture, reasonable speed and ease.
Sinite parvulos venire ad me. (Mk. 10:14)