St. Veronica Catholic Elementary School marks ten years in the community

St. Veronica Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge marked its 10th Anniversary with a Mass and Carnival for its school community on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The Mass was celebrated by Monsignor John Borean of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at the Woodbridge school. Following Mass there were speeches by dignitaries and school board officials including School Trustee, Maria Marchese and YCDSB Associate Director, Frances Bagley.

In the evening, St. Veronica hosted a carnival featuring a barbeque and art festival that showcased artwork by each student at the school, and was themed on Canada 150.

St. Veronica CES opened in 2007, welcoming 392 students under the direction of its founding principal, Mr. Anio Di Trani. Since then, the school population has more than doubled, serving almost 800 students today. St. Veronica is known for its warm and welcoming culture, a variety of extracurricular activities including its Luke 4:18 social justice club, sports teams and coding club, and its unwavering focus on student achievement.

"St. Veronica CES is blessed with a dedicated staff, a wonderful Catholic School Council and parent community, and enthusiastic students," says Sandra Tuzi-De Caro, Principal. "Over the years, it has grown into an integral part of the Woodbridge community, hosting an annual Family Fun Fair and Barbecue, and being a place of learning and faith-filled education.  With Jesus as our role model, St. Veronica continues to inspire students to be collaborative, life-long learners.  Together with our parish, St. Clare of Assisi, we will continue to walk together on the journey of Catholic Education."