The students work hard on their English skills at Skipton. Each morning is devoted to increasing their literary range, especially in reading and writing. These skills are incorporated throughout other curriculum areas.
The school provides many opportunities for students to celebrate their success in English. The Writers Festival is a good example, where in 2016 students in each grade wrote and published a poem. They were displayed and parents invited to view them all. Three poems from each year level were selected as representing 'Most Improved', 'Best Presented' and 'Outstanding Poem'. These are published below. Congratulations to all, and to the teachers, for the program.