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English Language Learners

If English isn’t your first language, leaving your home and coming to a new school may seem a little daunting at first. But it doesn’t have to be. English Language Learners have special access to services and resources through the Wernham & West Centre for Learning (CFL), beginning the moment they accept an offer of admission.


Mary Gauthier, director of the Wernham & West Centre for Learning. Click on the picture to learn more about Mary and the CFL.

“The CFL is a special place that helps teachers teach better and boys learn better. We’re world-renowned for our research on boys’ learning and we’re experts at making sure each and every boy feels confident, and learns and performs to the best of his ability, whatever his unique needs,” says Mary Gauthier, director of the CFL.

“We’re here to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared for the coming year. Please don’t hesitate to make use of all the ways we can make the transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible for you.”

See below for all of the ways the CFL can help English Language Learners.

We can help prepare you for English learning at UCC.
We participate in your orientation.
We offer ongoing English support throughout your UCC education.

Contact Julia Rosefield at for more information.

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Kathryn Barnes has been appointed the new director of the Wernham and West Centre for Learning, effective July 1, 2016. She replaces Mary Gauthier, who will head the newly established Greenwood Institute at Greenwood College School in August.

Kathryn is currently UCC’s Middle Division co-ordinator for the Centre for Learning. She is currently finishing a Master’s of Education, with a focus on leadership and program administration at OISE, and has taught at Holy Trinity School and Branksome Hall. READ MORE