Thank you for visiting John A. Mcdougall School's home website. We are so pleased to welcome all our new and returning families to John A. McDougall School this year. We would like to encourage you to become involved with the school. When the school and home work together, students reap the benefits! We are very proud of the students, parents and staff at John A. McDougall and welcome the opportunity to share our school with you.
Literacy is a strong focus at John A. McDougall School. It is our goal to ensure that all students have 21st century literacy skills that will enable them to have a successful future with many choices open to them. We want students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborative team members, excellent communicators and digital learners. Along with a strong focus on academics, student learning is enriched through many field trips, hands on activities and special events such as artists-in-residence, author visits and cultural and theatrical performances. Students are engaged in sports activites and a healthy lifestye is promoted.
At John A. McDougall School we have many community partners. Our All in for Youth team consists of a Family Therapist, Roots and Wings worker, Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator and access to a school nurse and nutritionist. Students receive a daily snack and lunch. We have a number of school wide events and after school programs made possible through our partnerships with ArtStart, Sports Squad, Sports for Hope and Magic Computer Club. Throughout the year, we also offer lunch hour clubs such as Choir and Library Club.
This website is intended to provide timely, easy-to-use information about John A. McDougall School. Whether you are already a parent of a child in our care, or are interested in becoming a member of our school community, we hope you find the information you are looking for.
I would like to use this opportunity to share with you how honoured I feel to be the principal of John A. McDougall School. We have the most beautiful school I have seen in all my years in the education profession. We have an enthusiastic, dedicated and hard working staff. Most importantly, we have well-behaved, cooperative and eager to learn students.
My first goal as the school principal is to ensure the safety and success of all students at John A. McDougall School. I will continue to build a strong relationship of trust with all staff, students, parents and the greater commmunity of John A. McDougall School. As a staff, we will always strive to create a safe learning environment for all our students. We wil strive to create an environment where staff and students feel respected, valued and appreciated; and where parents work as partners in the education of their children. Together, we will continue to build a strong academic and citizenship program.
Our school maintains a proud history of offering a well-rounded, supportive education to young people of all cultural backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to maintaining our school culture, our collective responsibility for our students and our collaboratvie relationships with our parents, and community partners. We will continue with our laser like focus on literacy because we strongly believe that it is the foundation for our students' success in school.
Within this strong, solid building, we have a strong team of professionals who come here everyday with the utmost committment and dedication to ensure the success of every child who enters our doors. Our staff are lifelong learners who are always willing to set aside familiar practice to try new ways, learn and adopt cutting edge best practices to enhance our children's opportunity for success. It is our commitment to offer the best teaching and learning practices to support the diverse needs of our students. As a team, we move forward with the strength of our history: the confidence and support of our partners; our sense of urgency and commitment to each and everyone of our children to prepare them for the bright future they all deserve.
On behalf of the entire staff, I wish you and your children a great and successful school year! I look forward to your continued support and involvement in our school progrmas. I extend to you an "open door" policy, welcome and encourage you to visit the school and share any concerns or ideas you may have.