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Metcalfe Public School has a strong and long-standing tradition of dedication to student success in the Osgoode Township area. Many of our families have attended this school for generations. Our focus is on preparing our students to be contributing citizens in our society.

Our Students

Metcalfe P.S. has an enrollment of just under 350 students, 50% of which are in the Intermediate panel and come to our school from Metcalfe P.S., Greely E.S., and Osgoode P.S. Many of our students come from strong agricultural roots, participating in 4H clubs and the Metcalfe Fair annually. A recent trend is the arrival of new neighbours looking for tranquil rural life. Our programming includes English, Middle French Immersion and Special Education component including a Learning Disability System Class. Most of our grade 8 students move on to attend Osgoode Township High School in Metcalfe.

Our Staff

Metcalfe P.S. is staffed with 23 teaching positions, 2 early childhood educators, 2.5 educational assistant positions, 1 office administrator, 1 half-time office assistant, 1 half-time library technician, 1 chief custodian, 1 evening custodian, a half-time vice-principal and a principal on staff. Our staff has a wealth of basic and additional qualifications in order to meet the needs of all our students. Our staff has additional qualifications in special education, physical education, computers, music, reading, drama, visual arts, science, as well as certification in First Aid and CPR Training, and Behaviour Management System Training.

Our Community

Parents and Community

Metcalfe P.S. continues to enjoy a close multi-generational relationship with the community as a whole. Community-sponsored events often have school representation. For example, the annual Metcalfe Fair involves active participation from our families, our school and the extended community. This sense of community is also evident inside the school building.

The blending of farmland, local businesses and families who commute to the city make up our community. This is a growing community with a wide range of opportunities for families. Parent and Community volunteers are highly valued by our staff and students. Volunteers support the school through School Council, classroom support, field trips, literacy initiatives, athletics and fundraising. Volunteers run our annual Jingle Bells Bazaar. This event provides a special children’s holiday shopping day. This day is one of the very pleasurable highlights of the year!

Our School Council is a volunteer group involving parents/guardians; teaching and non-teaching staff representatives, and our Principal and Vice-Principal. Our School Council has a representative on OCASC who provides a regional perspective at monthly meetings. Our School Council advocates for all of our students and is the voice for all parents and guardians.

Mission Statement

“Encouraging excellence in education and responsible citizenship.”

Respect + Responsibility = Recognition.

Facilities and Resources

The Metcalfe P.S. library/resource centre is open to students and staff for research and book circulation. Our School Council has modernized and beautified the Library over the last several years, creating an inviting literacy environment. Attached to our library is our computer lab. Skills learned in the lab can be extended using computers located in the regular classroom. Our school uses a wireless network increasing the portability of our laptop computers. A large field, two play structures, and pavement provide areas for play and daily physical activity at recess times. Students participate in daily physical activity for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. Metcalfe P.S. has a large gymnasium with the capability to be divided into two smaller gyms. A retractable stage is used extensively for many purposes. Our staff offers an extremely diverse extra-curricular athletics program which complements the physical education skills taught during gym.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Regular English with Core French (200 mins per week) and Middle French Immersion beginning in grade 4. We offer Full Day Learning for both Junior and Senior Kindergarten. We have a Balanced School Day schedule which allows for 3 uninterrupted learning blocks of 100 minutes each. Metcalfe P.S. has an amazing Music program that students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 access, with instrumental music being offered in Grades 7 and 8.

Classroom Organization

Metcalfe P.S. is a JK to Grade 8 English and Middle French Immersion school, with 16 homeroom classes comprised of two kindergarten classes, three primary classes, four junior classes and six intermediate classes, as well as one Learning Disability class for students in grades 4-8. We offer a full day learning program for junior and senior kindergarten students.

Special Education and ESL Programs

Learning Disability Class (LD)

Our special education students are served through an inclusive model.

Clubs and Activities

  • Concert and Jazz Band, Primary, Junior and Hand Bell Choir
  • Junior Recorder Club
  • Storytelling
  • Lunch, Milk, Door, Bus and Kindergarten Monitors
  • Homework Club
  • Student Council and Spirit Club (Primary, Junior, Intermediate representation) activities include: Spirit Days, fundraisers for charitable organizations, school beautification, Intermediate dances and contests.
  • Hot Lunches run by our School Council Volunteers
  • Daily milk/juice program is run by the school.
  • Our wide range of athletics for all students including intramurals – football, soccer, cross-country, track & field, basketball, volleyball, badminton
  • Winter Activity Program
  • Drama Club/Musical Productions and Metcalfe’s Got Talent
  • Leadership Activities and Team Building
  • Breakfast Program
  • Yearbook
  • Canspell Spelling Bee
  • Craft Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Eco Club
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