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Toronto Catholic District School Board like Molière’s Tartuffe

TORONTO – Whenever I attend (virtually or in-person) meetings of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, I picture myself in the audience of a performance of Moliere’s comedic production, Tartufe. It is not a compliment.

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This is to say: it is difficult to take these people seriously. Tartufe, the character and the play, have become synonymous with hypocrisy, duplicity, pious fraud and treachery. (more…)

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Peel District School Board offers its schools to immunize

Peel District School Board offers its schools to immunize 

TORONTO – The Peel District School Board (PDSB) offers its schools as pop-up vaccination sites in hotspots in the region. The offer to Peel’s health officer, Dr. Lawrence Loh, was promoted by PDSB Director of Education Colleen Russell-Rawlins and supervisor Bruce Rodrigues. (more…)

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School chaos, infection records: 518 in 24 hours

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian A new surge in Covid-19 infections in Ontario schools. Yesterday the record was recorded since the beginning of the school year: 518 cases – 440 are students, 77 teachers and 1 is a non-teaching member – which has increased the total number to 12,750. There are 1,168 schools where outbreaks of the virus are currently active while the number of schools closed has risen to 58. (more…)

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School, Peel towards the return to online teaching

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian With the surge in Covid-19 infections in recent days – yesterday there were 1,553 cases in Ontario recording the highest number in the last five weeks – some providers are planning to transfer all students to distance learning. (more…)

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School, in September all in presence

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – It’s been a troubled school year, which is coming to an end. A year out of every scheme, between distance learning and lessons in presence, with the feeling shared by students, parents and teachers of being under a lead hood called Covid-19. And now Ontario school providers are starting to plan, in many cases, for a regular school return in September. Everyone in the classroom, as they were until a year ago when the pandemic came to change the rules. (more…)

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Covid-19, St. Francis Xavier school closed

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The list of schools closed in Ontario for the Coronavirus emergency is growing. The latest in the series is St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, where eight students and three staff have been infected since the outbreak on February 27. Since yesterday, the school at 53 Gracefield Avenue in North York has been closed. “As you know, as far as Covid-19 is concerned, we follow the recommendations of Toronto Public Health – said the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) at CP24 – the school will be temporarily closed starting today. We believe that the tests are being finalized, and as soon as they are available, the details will be shared.” (more…)

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FILIPINO-CANADIAN ON (TCDSB) TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD.

Once, during a religious seminar I participated in, the issue of Filipino parents sending their children came into focus. I admit, having been involved in the media for most of my Canadian life, this issue never came up in my front burner. I have always regarded it as a given in the Filipino immigrants’ life to send their child or children to a Catholic school. And I assumed that Canadians knew the Catholic background of the Philippines. (more…)

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FILIPINO-CANADIAN ON (TCDSB) TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD.

Isang besses mayroon akong nasalihan na pagpupulong na ang paksa ay tungkol sa mga magulang nang mga “Filipino-Canadian” sa kaugalian na pagpapadala nila sa kanilang mga anak sa paaralan nang pang Katolico. Inaamin ko na sa tagal na panahon ako’y nasa Kanada at sa larangan nang  pagsusulat ni minsan di pumasok sa sarili ko kung bakit o among dahilan. Ang paniniwala ko ay itoy hindi kayla sa Kanada na ang Philipnas ay 95 % katolico at Ito kaunaunah at nagiisa bansa sa Asia. (more…)


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