John Howitt Elementary School
At Howitt Elementary, we follow the Hero's Code. We can all be Howitt Heros!
Principal's Message

Welcome to John Howitt Elementary!

I look forward to my first year at John Howitt Elementary and I am excited to get started on a new school year, and to meet so many new students and families!

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 life long learning.

Our student’s follow the HERO’s code HONEST, ENCOURAGING, RESPECTFUL, ON TIME & READY, and SAFETY. 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 am very excited to start my career as principal of John Howitt Elementary School. 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 meeting many of you in the near future. Please feel welcome to come by to introduce yourselves and say hello.


Mr. Steven Brown