Mr. Speaker, a recent issue of Maclean's magazine featured 30 trailblazing schools across Canada.
Kipling Collegiate Institute, a school in my riding, was featured as one of the 10 best schools in the rising to a challenge category. Located close to Pearson International Airport, with a high concentration of recent immigrants, two-thirds of students speaking a mother tongue other than English and a rough reputation, the teachers, students and families of Kipling have turned things around.
Under the leadership of Principal Roger Dale fostering an environment of optimism and mutual respect, and his far-reaching vision of having students take ownership of their school and their futures, there are now 44% more students passing provincial exams and 40% fewer students failing courses.
This evening I will be visiting Kipling Collegiate Institute during its commencement ceremony. I join all members of the House in congratulating its enthusiastic students and dedicated teachers.