Welcome to the English Department

Without a doubt reading and writing are so very important in daily life. We read documents at work and we read for pleasure at other times. We read and study classic literature but we offer so much more. The English department offers creative writing and courses that develop public speaking. If you like Twilight, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, and/or Game of Thrones then you will enjoy English!

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The OSSLT is a provincial literacy exam that is written by all grade 10 students annually. It measures student progress against a provincial standard. Parents and students should know that passing this exam is a requirement for attaining an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in order to graduate.  We offer support and resources for students through lunch and after-school classes. The Province of Ontario provides a website where parents and students can preview past exams and additional information about the exam.



Mr. E. Nolan (ACL Literacy)

Mr. M. Shum (ACL English)

Ms. T. Bignell

Ms. A. Bourne

Ms. H. Kim

Ms. L. Strumos

Ms. N. Williams