Principal's Message

As your principal I am excited to learn and grow along with our staff, students and community.  My priorities are to create a school where students want to come to each day, where they feel safe and valued.  

In my career I have had the pleasure of teaching both primary and junior grades as well as a learning support teacher. My years working with Grade 1 students were some of the most memorable helping them learn to read and develop so many foundational skills.  

John Young is a dynamic and diverse learning community where we strive to ensure that students are working to their fullest potential, developing independence and problem solving skills, celebrating their uniqueness, valuing the differences and similarities of others and having fun.  

Our staff team is comprised of custodians, librarians, early childhood educators, educational assistants, office staff, teaching staff and us as administration.  We are supported centrally by an even larger team at the school board.  

Beyond the classroom John Young has a very involved School Council and community that works hard to support our students and enhance their learning. In addition to this we believe strongly in the value of hands on, experiential learning and actively seek out opportunities for field trips and outdoor learning experiences that will further solidify the learning of our students in meaningful ways.

Our community both locally and globally is very important to us at John Young.  We regularly engage in outreach with our local community, supporting food banks and local charities.  We actively engage students in the work we do and providing them with a variety of perspectives while widening their understanding of the communities we are a part of.  

I feel very fortunate to do the work I do and look forward to another year of learning,

Rob James

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