Principal's Message

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Rockliffe Park Public School! I am excited to find out what we will learn together.

Bienvenue à cette nouvelle année 2020/2021 de l’école Rockliffe Park PS. J’ai hâte de voir tout ce que nous apprendrons ensemble cette année.

As a Principal, I am proud to work with students, parents, teachers and school staff every day. Every day in education brings its joys and challenges. For students, I often repeat that my two main jobs are “to keep you safe and to help you learn”.  Everything else unfolds from there.

In my professional background, I have the pleasure of teaching at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. At one time, I was a math and chemistry teacher, at another as a guidance counselor, and further still, a professor with the B.Ed. program at the University of Ottawa. My career has allowed for teaching and administrative experiences in Ontario both at OCDSB and for the RCDSB in Deep River; as well as in Scotland and Bahrain in the Middle East. My past OCDSB schools include Gloucester HS, Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternate, Featherson Drive PS and Mutchmor PS.

Most recently, I had the honour of being Principal of the Canadian Armed Forces school at a NATO base in Belgium and from there, I focused on teacher recruitment and educational policy as the Senior Education Officer for DND.  Our family joke was that I was saving the world one policy document at a time.

In other parts of my life, my time is focused on being a “roadie” for my own teenage children, walking with my West Highland Terriers and training for my next triathlon challenge. Secretly, I listen to country music during all the driving, walking and training.

Rockliffe Dragons are determined, dazzling, and dedicated. Cherche à te dépasser chaque jour. It is up to you to be the best learner and best person you can be! Tes enseignants sont prêts à t’aider dans tes apprentissages. Strive for excellence. Look for opportunities to help others. The more you invest in kindness and gratitude, the more we invest in a positive and dynamic school.

Go Dragons!

Mme. Heather Mace, Principal / Directrice

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