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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Principal's Message

Gladys Taber, wrote “We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the 

Name plate that reads PRINCIPAL

infinite. Time to be”. As we come together at St. John Bosco whether we are returning or starting our first day of school, I believe that we will have more time to work on the above, and time to work on a few more goals as we begin a collaborative working relationship, discussing and moving forward to make St. John Bosco a truly great place to be. We know that change is always constant and time never stops. These are two constants in life that we deal with on a daily basis. I am looking forward to renewing past working relationships, forming new relationships as we continue to work together and I continue, with your help and assistance to take up the mantle of leadership at St. John Bosco. I do believe that we all have the same goal in mind and that is to make St. John Bosco a great school. 

St. John Bosco is rich in tradition and has strong roots in the community and with the different stake holders. While strong roots are important for the viability of the school we must also remember that strong roots also need new growth. This new growth is vital if we are to continue to grow and meet the challenges that face us in the 21st century. If new growth is not encouraged and welcomed the strong roots will eventually begin to weaken and eventually the tree will die. The new growth comes with new people coming into our community, new parents and students registering at the school. I am looking forward to continuing our working relationship and welcoming the new members of the St. John Bosco family. 

St. Matthew, in his Gospel (Matthew 9:37) writes, “The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to His harvest.” I leave you with this quote and hope that this might encourage members of the community to volunteer some of their time at St. John Bosco. Everyone has something to offer and enrich the student’s lives. 

Paul Cianfarani