St. John Bosco Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 4th, with a special blessing Liturgy followed by a school Open House.
The mass was celebrated by Father Eugene Chanain of Immaculate Conception Parish. The Knights of Columbus provided an honour guard and School Trustee, Maria Marchese and Superintendent, Donna Hackett spoke at the Open House. The Open House also featured a slideshow presentation from the past 25 years, as well as artwork, class presentations, and refreshments for visitors to enjoy. The entire school community, including alumni and former staff were invited to help mark this milestone anniversary.
St. John Bosco CES first opened its doors to over 500 Woodbridge students in 1989, under the direction of its inaugural principal, the late Mr. Paul Marchesini. Two of the school’s original staff members, Antonella Romano and Maria Teresa Colasanti, continue to work at the school today. They said, “St. John Bosco has seen 25 years of constant innovation. Our school has been filled with wonderful people and many fond memories.”
“St. John Bosco is an exemplary Catholic learning community,” said Principal, Ines Curiale. “Our staff are deeply committed professionals who value and promote character education, social justice, as well as academic excellence. Our Catholic School Council, along with our parent community, and local parish work together to support students academically, socially and spiritually. At St. John Bosco, our students recognize that ‘everyone can make a difference’ in making the world a better place.”