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.