Literacy and Learning

Two male students posing on the Green Screen

Our Learning Commons offers students a variety of programs, clubs and services to enhance literacy and learning. Speak to a member of our staff for more information.

Name of Program or Service Description
Forest of Reading

What: The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. 

Each category has 10 books. Students are expected to read a minimum of 5 books and complete a passport. On Voting Day, they vote for their favourite book. All votes count with those of similarly aged students across Ontario to elect the winning author. Blue Spruce and Prix Peuplier books are read to students by teachers and all ten books are expected to be read.

Who: Students in the following grades:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 2: Blue Spruce and Prix Peuplier
  • Grades 3-4: Silver Birch Express
  • Grades 5-6: Silver Birch Fiction and NonFiction
  • Grades 7-8: Red Maple Fiction and NonFiction 
Green Screen

What: Students may use apps such as Green Screen by Doink or Touchcast (free) to create videos and slideshows for their assignments using the green screen.

Who: Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 


What: Students are using robotics kits to learn how to code, make robots, move robots and other applications.

Who: Students in Grades 3 to 8.  




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