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About Our School

 Principal's Message

Welcome to John Howitt Elementary!

At John Howitt Elementary School, we believe that students are at the heart of the choices and decisions that we make on a daily basis. We strive to ensure that our students are safe, respected and happy members of our school community. When our students feel a positive connection to their school, school staff, and their peers they are ready to learn and achieve to the best of their ability. Our mission statement is to create a caring, joyful school environment that inspires respectful interactions, recognizes individual strengths and needs, and encourages lifelong learning.

Our student’s follow the HEROE’s code HONEST, ENCOURAGING, RESPECTFUL, ON TIME & READY, EMPATHETIC, and SAFE. This code continually provides direction for our school; "At John Howitt Elementary School, our focus is on the students. Our challenge is to help mold students to become life-long, responsible, independent learners. It is also our goal to create a safe, supportive and cooperative place of learning; where we celebrate our diversity and develop a climate of respect; encouraging students to continuously strive for their personal best."

We believe that our parent community is an equally important part of the success of our students and school. We encourage parents to participate in the daily learning activities of their child by talking to their child about their learning and by using planners to openly communicate with their child's teacher. There are also many other opportunities for parents to connect with the school by being active members of the PAC, by attending sporting and musical events, student-led conferences and parent-teacher interviews.

I want parents to know that I have an open door policy to ensure that there is effective communication between all Howitt community members. I am looking forward to working with you and your child to make sure they have a successful learning journey here at John Howitt Elementary. Please feel welcome to come by and say hello.


Mr. Steven Brown


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