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 Vincent Massey Public School was named in honour of Canada’s 18th Governor General Of Canada, Vincent Massey. Our school is a living legacy to this influential Canadian diplomat who served as Governor General from 1952 to 1959. Massey's tenure as the Governor General of Canada was notable in that he was the first Canadian-born individual to be appointed to the post. It was Massey's intent as governor general to work to unite Canada's diverse cultures. 
Massey's most influential years were between 1949 and 1959, when Massey made his major contributions. He was responsible for the first major movement of the arts and letters from the periphery of national concern towards the centre. He created awards for artistic endeavours and promoted the concept of an annual, national arts festival, which eventually led to the founding of the National Arts Centre (NAC) here in Ottawa.
(See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Massey; http://archive.gg.ca/gg/fgg/bios/01/massey_e.asp).

Grand Opening Cheer and Shout Out for our New 
"Kinder Garden"
Kindergarten Playground OPENS with a cheer:)


  • Geographic Model and Superintendency Based IPRC for Specialized Programs UPDATE from Learning Support Services:To enhance equitable access for all students requiring specialized programming, the District will move to a Geographic Model that will consider proximity to a student’s community.  At this time, the Dual Support Program (DSP) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programs have been phased into the Geographic Model.  A Superintendency Based (SB) IPRC model was developed for entry into specialized programs.  The intent of this change in practice is to increase transparency and parental engagement.  This new model for entry into specialized program will be used for new applications to DSP and ASD programs beginning in February 2015.Should you have questions please contact us at the school.
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 6:07 AM by Richard Simpson
  • Love of Reading Foundation To our wonderful Vincent Massey Community:The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has provided high-needs elementary school libraries in Canada with over a million books to encourage and inspire children to read.This year is the 10th anniversary and to help celebrate this event, children, parents and teachers are invited to vote (loveofreading.org) for the books they would like to see in every school library.The Top Picks will be donated to underfunded schools--and high-needs schools like Vincent Massey--all across Canada.Vincent Massey has been chosen as one of the schools to receive 20 of these Top Picks!! We are also nominated for the Grand Prize of $10 000 worth of books.To place your ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 4:36 PM by Richard Simpson
  • Day of Pink – February 25th -- www.erasebullying.ca/resources/resources-pink-shirt.php Day of Pink – February 25th The original Pink Shirt Day was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after male Grade 9 student, Charles McNeill, was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.On February 25th, we will be taking a stand against homophobic, transphobic, and all forms of bullying, by encouraging students and staff members to wear a pink shirt.Help us to celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes by wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day! February 25, 2015Pink Shirt Day. On February 25, 2015 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 8:58 AM by Richard Simpson
  • Seeking Input: Ottawa Student Transportation Authority The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is seeking input from the school community regarding a proposed policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes.  Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation.  A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and provide a schedule.  Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety.  Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.   Members of the school community are invited to complete an online survey (see link below). Please review the proposed policy and procedure, as well as. Frequently Asked Questions ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 8:21 AM by Richard Simpson
  • All Parents of Grade 8 students: Transition to Grade 9:Please be aware that the Grade 9 options sheet for your local school will be included with the term one report card coming next Wednesday, February 4. Teachers have been talking to your children about course selections and we have had a number of presentations by high schools. By now, our grade 8s should have a pretty good idea of what courses they will be taking and at what level. PLEASE complete and send back the options sheet by Friday, February 6. We have a tight turnaround time as Intermediate teachers must review all of the options sheets - together - to ensure all are complete and good choices have been made. We then have to get the ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2015, 9:32 AM by Richard Simpson
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Vincent Massey Website

745 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 1N9
Phone: (613) 733-5955
Fax: (613) 733-0925
Absentee Line: (613) 733-1808

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Katia Sioufi

Richard Simpson

Office Administrator
Zeynep Gunesberk

Chief Custodian
Norman Field

Superintendent of Instruction
Nadia Towaij 613-596-8211

Area Trustee
Chris Ellis (ZONE 6) 613-818-7350
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