(905) 735-0700 240 Thorold Road West, Welland, ON L3C 3W2



Ms. M. Bootsma (Program Leader) For teacher website click here.
Ms. E. Bernicky - 
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Ms. H. Bowman
Ms. S. Butters

Ms. J. Code - 
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Ms. J. DeSimone

Ms. J. Garrett-Peat
Ms. J. Rogers
Ms. S. Smith


Grade 9

ENG 1D    Grade 9 Academic
ENG 1P    Grade 9 Applied

Grade 10
ENG 2D   Grade 10 Academic
ENG 2P    Grade 10 Applied

Grade 11
ENG 3U   Grade 11 University
ENG 3C    Grade 11 College
ENG 3E    Grade 11 Workplace

Grade 12
ENG 4U   Grade 12 University
ENG 4C    Grade 12 College
ENG 4E    Grade 12 Workplace
EWC 4U    The Writer's Craft (University)
EWC 4C    The Writer's Craft (College)
OLC 4O     Ontario Literacy Course
IDC 4U       Partners in Literacy and Numeracy

English Department

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.