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Principal's Message

Hello. My name is Andrew a and I am the principal of Metcalfe Public School. It is my honour to work with this community of students, staff and parents. I value working with all of you in areas of instruction, assessment, parental engagement, technology, restorative practices and collaborative problem-solving, and anything else that impacts our staff, students and community.

I began my teaching career in 1993 with the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry Board of Education and subsequently taught in the Durham District School Board, the Toronto District School Board, and for the past 14 years in the Ottawa-Carleton District School, 10 years as a teacher and the past 4 years as a Vice-Principal and Principal. I taught many years in Special Education and in the intermediate grades, with a few years teaching our junior students, and I have enjoyed my time with those students.

My 22 years of teaching in the public education system in Ontario has strengthened my belief that the ultimate goal of public education is to equip every student with the skills, tools, and confidence necessary to ensure success throughout their lives, no matter their starting point. In order for our students to develop the skills, gain the tools, and have the confidence they need, it is our responsibility as educational leaders to make sure the focus at school is on: sound instructional practice so that our students achieve their potential; creating a safe and caring environment for our students, staff, and community so they want to be at school; and being an advocate for the people in our school community who can’t advocate for themselves so that they too will find success. For the school to achieve this mission, I, as an educational leader, need to be willing to make principled decisions based on what is best for our students and our school community.

My door is always open to you, so please feel free to drop me a line with a question, concern, or just for a friendly chat.

You can contact me through the school phone number at 613-821-2261 or via email at andrew.postma@ocdsb.ca.

Andrew Po

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