Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Humbercrest P.S., located west of Jane Street, just north of Bloor, in Toronto, is a large, dual-track Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school that services approximately 700 students.  It is a great place to be and learn!  

High standards of academic excellence and personal behaviour ensure that all of our students learn to their fullest potential, in a safe and nurturing environment. Enriching programs in Music, Athletics, Science and Technology, and Environmental Studies compliment the Provincial Curriculum. The school features an updated computer lab, an air-conditioned library on the upper level and two separate gymnasiums. The recently reopened Design and Technology area will further enrich our learning focus on Global Competencies and on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

As a school community, we are currently working through our three main goals in Equity, Achievement and Wellbeing.  We believe that our programming must consider these three important components in order for every student to experience success, both personally and academically.  Our goals, although fluid in order to be responsive to student needs, are shared below:  

Equity: Staff will critically reflect on their lived experiences and their power and privilege in order to develop practices that are inclusive and reflective of ALL our students’ identities, thereby increasing student engagement, achievement and wellbeing.

Achievement: To enhance student THINKING and written expression across all subject areas. Students will be able to articulate their thinking clearly and concisely (in written format), with particular focus on Mathematics.

Wellbeing: To build student and staff wellness and resiliency by creating a safe environment that focuses on building relationships and making connections with one another and developing strategies for increased risk taking.

The school approaches learning as a partnership between the school and the home. We encourage all Humbercrest parents to become involved in the life of our school. There are a number of ways parents can support--from volunteering in a classroom, to chairing one of the School Council committees. The School Council supports the school's co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and organizes a number of special events to boost community spirit as well as raise funds for the school. Regardless of the involvement, we value the key role parents play in their child's education.

This website has been developed with the support of parents, staff and students, as a way to share information about our school. We hope you find this a helpful way to stay in touch throughout the school year.  We welcome any feedback on how to make our website more useful to all.  
I wish you and your child continued success in education.

Simona Emiliani 

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