Principal's Message


Welcome to Metcalfe Public School - Home of the Mustangs!

When I arrived to Metcalfe I was excited to be apart of such a wonderful community of learning. Staff, students and parents working together towards common goals – academic excellence, social and emotional development, and positive attitudes. Our students are encouraged to become life-long learners and responsible citizens. 

My family and I have always loved coming to Metcalfe for our hockey adventures for both of my son's Cole who is at Queen's University in Concurrent Education and James who plays Major Adam Romans. My daughter Hannah loves Gymnastics, Figure Skating and Piano. My wonderful wife Stacey is the Event Coordinator for the School Council at our children's school, works part time and holds everything together! Having the opportunity to connect with old friends again is exciting. It is a privilege to be apart of your community!

At Metcalfe we strive to create an innovative and positive learning environment by being responsive to individual student needs and interests.  Our vibrant school is a special place to learn and grow.  With a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, teachers pursue professional development opportunities to deliver the best programs possible for our students. We value our exemplary School Council and involved parent community. We also welcome volunteers! Students are encouraged and engaged in their learning and are excited to participate in the variety of extra-curricular experiences that are offered at Metcalfe. I applaud the leadership of our staff to volunteer their time and provide these golden opportunities. This unwavering commitment is awesome to watch each and every day!

As a Principal, I firmly believe in the idea that if the kids have a voice, if they see themselves as meaningful members of the school learning community, they will take care of and contribute to the community. With staff support, students at Metcalfe are starting and leading clubs and activities, their ideas and work are on display inside the classroom and out.

We are fortunate to have dedicated and talented staff who are constantly learning alongside our students. Their care and commitment to creating a positive and productive learning environment for all students is inspiring. Our vibrant school is a special place to learn and grow. I thank and commend my colleagues for their efforts to offer wonderful experiences for students both within and beyond the walls of the classroom. 

We will continue to Strive for Excellence and work collaboratively with our families for all of our students’ learning needs. As we move forward this school year, we will work together to continue to provide our students with rich and creative learning opportunities that align with the OCDSB exit outcomes and character traits.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for entrusting your children to us.   


Rick Haggar

Proud Principal of Metcalfe Public School 
Together…..”We Make a Huge Impact on Little Lives”


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