Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Humbercrest Public School is located west of Jane Street, just north of Bloor, in Toronto. We are a large, dual-track Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school that services over 600 students.   

Our focus is to provide engaging learning environments that provide multiple opportunities for academic excellence through inquiry-based learning. Students are provided with assignments that are meaningful and current as we empower them to be leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of the enriching programs we offer in Music, Athletics and Science and Technology which complement the Provincial Curriculum. The school features include Chromebooks and iPads, an air-conditioned library on the upper level and two separate gymnasiums. We recently reopened olur Design and Technology area to further enrich our learning focus on Global Competencies and on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

In addition to what was shared above, our main goal is to get to know our students on a deeper level that allows us to embed their identity including race, culture, and lived experiences into their everyday teaching. Through culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy, we know that students will achieve their best when they see themselves reflected in our resources and curriculum. 

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 are fluid and 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 connection and partnership between home and school is critical in the development of students as well as creating a school community that goes beyond the walls of our school. 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.

Marlene Calligan