Principal's Message

Welcome to Jockvale Elementary School. Our school motto ‘Where We Belong’ is one we are all very proud of and we are happy that you are a member of our Jockvale family.

Our teachers follow the Ontario Curriculum and our instructional strategies accommodate all learners. It is our goal to support our students to become independent learners and to work collaboratively with others to ensure our learning community is positive and inclusive. We continue to work at developing technological skills and introducing students to techniques that will enhance their learning. We are committed to providing learning and working environments where all individuals feel safe, valued, respected, and welcome.

A safe and caring learning community is one that takes a holistic approach to learning and academic achievement through the infusion of character education and opportunities for character development, respect for diversity, parent and community partnerships, and citizenship development. The fundamental building blocks to a safe and caring school community are the relationships and partnerships between administrators, staff, parents, students and the community. It is through these relationships and partnerships that all individuals in the school community have the opportunity to practice and model to one another the character attributes that are at the foundation of our board operations.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s "A Community of Character" is a set of attributes that were discussed and chosen by a myriad of stakeholders. These ten attributes are built into our Board Code of Conduct Policy. It is important to acknowledge that these attributes have been selected; however, we recognize that this list is in no way exhaustive. These attributes include the following: Acceptance, Respect, Appreciation, Responsibility, Fairness, Optimism, Perseverance and Cooperation. In conjunction with the Board’s mission statement, “Educating for Success – Inspiring Learning and Building Citizenship,” our OCDSB character attributes are the stepping stones to building our community of character

Jockvale is a dual track school offering Early French Immersion and Regular English programs as well as a two year bilingual Kindergarten program where students receive instruction in both French and English.

We believe strongly that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. It is important that we challenge our students to work hard and always do their best both at school and at home. To maximize your child’s success I encourage you to communicate with your child’s teacher regularly and volunteer your time when possible. There are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved.

Our School Learning Plan this year focuses on Numeracy with the overall goal being: “If teachers highlight numeracy across all subjects, providing opportunities for students to reason, prove and reflect upon their thinking, then students will be able to transfer these skills in Math.”

I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (613) 825-1224 or at

Connie Daymond (Ms. D.)

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