Gary Tanuan
Catholic School Board Trustee
Ward 22

As another school year draws nearer to a close, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the many achievements the Toronto Catholic School Board and our students have made in the last 10 months. With a front row seat to these achievements, I am continually amazed by the brilliance and tenacity of our students. Whether it’s a robotics team from Etobicoke or a public speaking champion in Scarborough, their successes are an inspiration to all. With an eye to fostering such success, and in line with the TCDSB’s goal of providing innovative and ground-breaking education, the board is preparing to open its first Multi-Language school in September. The program, located at St. Rene Goupil in Scarborough, will be the first of its kind in Ontario.

Modelled on the familiar French Immersion program featuring instruction in French, specific subjects and other parts of the curriculum will also be taught in Spanish, Mandarin and English. The program aims to provide students with a head start in an increasingly globalized world. For those students looking to catch up or get a head start on next year, summer school registration is now open. In-class courses run from July 4 to July 28 while online courses run from July 5 to July 31 and July 18 to August 14. For more information, or to register, visit I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the TCDSB’s elementary and secondary graduates. As this chapter in their lives closes and they prepare to embark on the next steps in their journeys, I would like to extend to them my sincere congratulations and best wishes. Have a wonderful finish to the school year and a restful and relaxing summer!

Garry Tanuan, TCDSB Trustee Ward 8.