Ms. M. Bootsma (Program Leader) For teacher website click here.
Ms. E. Bernicky - Click for D2L website
Ms. H. Bowman
Ms. S. Butters
Ms. J. Code - Click for D2L website
Ms. J. DeSimone
Ms. J. Garrett-Peat
Ms. J. Rogers
Ms. S. Smith
The Centennial English department strives to prepare students to be effective communicators in school and in life. Students study and create a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and creative writing. Our department balances the four strands (Reading and Literature, Writing, Oral Communication, and Media Products) to give students a broad set of skills they can apply in future courses, post-secondary education, and the world of work.
Our department uses technology to promote digital literacy and citizenship, provides opportunities for cultural programs such as theatrical performances and related field trips, and promotes scholarship and enrichment opportunities such as bursaries, awards, and competitions.
An important focus in Grades 9 and 10 is preparing students for a successful Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) experience. Literacy strategies are woven throughout course content so that students are equipped with the skills to pass the test in the spring of Grade 10. For senior students, we offer several optional courses that allows them to take advantage of their more creative sides.
Success in English class leads some students to post-secondary studies in English literature, but for all students, regardless of what field or work or study they pursue after high school, our goal at Centennial English is to provide students with the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in life. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone the school and ask to speak with Ms. Bootsma, the Program Leader.