English 9

Course Updates

Course Resources


This page is for students in an English 9 course with Mr. Kertes at Charles Hays Secondary (CHSS) in Prince Rupert, BC – in the territory of the Ts’msyen.

Course Summary

Build on the reading and writing strategies you already know. Read a variety of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Interpret and respond to various texts, including texts with complex themes and structures. Write a variety of formal papers (expository essay, rhetorical analysis essay, textual analysis essay, etc.). Write a published short story. Read and write poetry. This course is grounded in both the literature and experiences of the Ts’msyen and other Coastal First Nation societies and other English literature from places throughout the world.

Start of Term – Parent/Guardian Information

Introduction Letter to Parent/Guardian

  • Grade 9 Letter (pdf)
  • Includes information about Mandatory Study Hall and how to opt your child into (or out of) this program.

Informal Meet and Greet

  • Families are welcome to meet Mr. Kertes and to ask questions about the upcoming term.
  • Come to room 308 on Monday Sept. 11, 2023 anytime between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided and younger (and older) siblings are certainly welcome!

Mr. Kertes is a public school teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen.