The English Department is focused on developing students’ fundamental reading, writing and oral skills.  The department also strives to develop reading ability through exposure to and critical analysis of important literary works.

The curriculum of our courses provides a wide range of opportunities for students to study literary, informational, Indigenous, and mass media communications and stories, allowing them to experience the power of language in various forms.

Core Courses (Grades 8-12)

  • English Language Arts 8
  • Enriched English Language Arts 8
  • English Language Arts 9
  • Composition 10
  • Creative Writing 10
  • First Peoples’ Composition 11  OR Enriched First Peoples’ Compositions 11
  • English Studies 12  OR Enriched English Studies 12

Elective Options

  • Creative Writing 12: designed for students who are interested in using writing for self-expression and various creative purposes
  • Focused Literary Studies 12: allows students to delve more deeply into literature

Field Trips

Excursions in the English department include theatre performances, art galleries, and writer’s festivals.  Students also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from authors and media publishers.

Department Members

Angela Armeni
Marianne Hughes
Jessica Krajicek
Diana Mattia
John Mendoza
John Prescott
Department Head (English)
Carol Sawdon
Thomas Slivinski