The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a mandatory standardized test for secondary school students in Ontario. The test measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects. Students must pass this in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

When is the OSSLT?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Where do I write the OSSLT and what do I need to know? 

All students who are required to write the test are assigned a room and there is a predetermined seating plan they will need to follow. Students who do not write the test will not be having classes that day. Students writing need to be in their assigned class by 8:20 am with full uniform and ID. Attendance is mandatory for students writing this test. They should bring pencils, eraser or pens. They should NOT bring phones, bags or headphones. Students will not be able to use dictionaries and teachers can not answer any questions once the test has started. The test will be finished before noon for non ESL students. Please ask your homeroom teacher if you have any questions.

What will be on the test?

The literacy test assesses reading, writing, and conventions of language. Questions will be formatted in multiple choice, short writing, open-response short answer, long writing, and a news report. Practice using samples from previous years! These can be found on the EQAO website.

How do I learn more?

  • Visit the EQAO website -> click here
  • Go to Guidance and ask about the March Break OSSLT Workshop. It is being held from March 12-16, 9 am to 11:36 am.
  • Join the OSSLT Edmodo group: c6dmsj

WELCOME TO SECOND SEMESTER! Here is some interesting library information!

  • The library is open Monday thru Friday from 8am to 4pm. It is open for quiet study time from Monday to Thursday 7-9pm.
  • Did you return your books from last semester? It is never too late—bring them to the library and we can check them in.  Textbooks won’t be signed out until February 13th for this semester.
  • Do you need to do research? or need help with citations? Then go to  “Research and Cite”  on this site and there is lots of information to help you.
  • Mr. Adams, our Waterloo Co-op student to available for for math help during lunch hours and in the evening.
  • Some printing can be done in the library. It costs .10 cents per page. Please come to do printing before school or during lunch not during class time.



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Come to the library for a quiet, stress-free environment.

Mr. Adams is available for math support during lunch hours and evening Study Hall.

Mr. Frost will be opening the library for extended weekend study hours on Saturday Jan. 20th, and Sunday Jan. 21st, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

Please return your textbooks to G33 on the day of your exam.

To help you “de-stress” we will have relaxation colouring pages and other activities!

Library News!

Here are some updates from the Bronte College Library!

  1. The library is open from 8am. to 4pm Monday through Friday.
  2. The library is also open in the evenings for quiet study time from 7-9pm Monday to Thursday.
  3. Mr. Bishnoi is available for math help during lunch hours and evening study time.
  4. Ms. Jackson is in the library 3 days a week to offer support to staff and students with English, plagiarism and citation.
  5. Come to the library and use our resources!




Welcome Back !

Back_to_schoolWelcome back to school! We are looking forward to working with you this year in the Bronte College Library! To start the 2017-2018 school year off right, take a few minutes to look through our website to learn more about your library and what it has to offer you! You will find information regarding our hours, events, rules, researching, useful links and websites and so much more! Feel free to come to the library for a visit!

End of Semester

Hi Bronte!

As we are nearing the end of our 2016-2017 school year, we would like to post some reminders:

  • Please return all library books to the library ASAP
  • Please return all textbooks DURING EXAM WEEK ONLY to G33
  • Please pay any outstanding printing fees ($0.10/page)
  • We have extended Library hours to assist you in studying:
    • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Mon-Thurs 7:00pm-9:00pm
    • Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm

To help you de-stress, please enjoy some Stress Buster activities in the library! 🙂

Canadian Cloud Library

Access a NEW digital resource called the Canadian Cloud Library. This resource is geared toward supporting the Canadian History curriculum for secondary school students, but can also be utilized in a variety of subjects. This is great for projects and research, reference reading, searching for historical facts, as well as discovery and learning!

Here are the benefits of using the Canadian Cloud Library:

  • Access full-texts of new and recent books about 20th century Canadian history
  • High quality, relevant content
  • Locate original/primary source material (documents, speeches, photos, and more)
  • 1000s of visuals, photos, paintings, illustrations
  • All-Canadian content from knowledgable authors
  • Easy subject navigation
  • Search full-text, indexes, tables of contents, or all at once
  • Simultaneous multiple user access at all times to all books

Go to: https://canadiancloudlibrary.ca

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