Literacy and Learning

Five female students holding Battle of the Books sign and their books

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 Service, Program or Club


3-D Printer

What?  Our Learning Commons has a Makerbot Replicator Z18 Printer available to print 3D objects. Create it!

Who?   Please speak to a member of our staff for more information.

Forest of Reading - White Pine 

What?   Forest of Reading is an Ontario Reading program which promotes the reading for enjoyment of the best of Canadian young adult fiction. A celebration is hosted by one of our Durham Catholic District School Board secondary schools in each year.

The Battle of the White Pine Books happens in May of each school year. 

For a list of books, click here.

Who?    This program is available to students in Grades 9 - 12.

When?  This program is offered December to May ~ join our White Pine team.

S3 (Students Striving for Success)

What?   S3 usually starts in the second term of each semester. It runs for ten weeks, three days a week, after school. 

Who?    S3 is available to students in Grades 9 and 10 requiring support for core subjects, especially Math and English.

R3 (Relax,

What?  Relax, rewind, renew ~ colouring & sketch books, board games, Lego, puzzles ...

Who?   Available to all students on spare, at lunch, before and after school.






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