English & Media Studies

The Logan Park English and Media Studies Department is committed to enabling students to be engaged, perceptive learners, confident in forming their own ideas and articulate in expressing them.  The focus is on strengthening all students’ skills, no matter what level of skill or experience they bring into the classroom - building their enjoyment of communication in all its forms; whether it be through producing a short film, radio show or podcast, writing a poem, arguing a case in a debate or reading and responding to a broad range of literature.   

Students are actively guided along a learning pathway that will play a significant role in their future lives, giving them the ability to be life-long learners and encouraging them to find satisfaction and extension in all sorts of activities and ways of communication.

The teachers in our department are committed to offering opportunities for extension through a huge range of extra-curricular activities. These include creative writing (school club and competitions), public speaking, debating (junior, intermediate and senior levels), junior spelling bee, film-makers’ club, input into the school magazine, opportunities for publication in other media (eg The Otago Daily Times). Our students have attained a number of national Scholarships and prizes.

Teacher Contact

Name Role email
Arnika Hazelwood amh@lphs.school.nz
Jennifer Ashby jra@lphs.school.nz
Kristan Mouat HoD English and Media Studies kbm@lphs.school.nz
Lara Liesbeth lxl@lphs.school.nz
Marcelle Nader-Turner mnt@lphs.school.nz
Morag McTaggart mam@lphs.school.nz
Suzanne Robins slr@lphs.school.nz