Principal's Message

My name is Brian Chiasson and I’m proud to serve as Principal of Rockcliffe Park Public School. I am of Acadian descent and I just finished my first six months as Principal of Rockcliffe Park PS. I’ve been an educator in our District for the past 23 years, serving five different school communities, each representing the breadth and depth of Ottawa’s identity in its own special way. I strongly believe that my personal and professional backgrounds will contribute to the established culture and heritage of our school.

RPPS is a busy and vibrant place - we offer an English stream program and an Early French Immersion program, as well as a multitude of extra-curricular opportunities including Lego Club, Music Club, Newspaper Club, Grade 6 Leaders and intramural sports, just to name a few. Last spring, we wrapped up a very successful centennial birthday celebration, with events ranging from a School Council-led high tea event to a Rockin’ Through the Ages talent performance. Needless to say, community spirit was at an all-time high throughout the events and it became clear to me that Rockcliffe Park pride runs deep!


This fall, I look forward to my very first RPPS Book Fair experience. The planning committee is already working hard to set the conditions for another successful fundraiser. The Book Fair is our signature event, providing direct benefits to the students at Rockcliffe, as well as to a handful of others in our district. Last year, it raised more than $38 000 for the School Council and it is our hope to surpass that amount this year.

Please know that at RPPS we work hard to ensure that ALL Dragons have equitable access to authentic and innovative learning opportunities. We firmly believe that social and emotional well-being are directly connected to academic achievement. For the 2023-24 school year, I can assure you this will remain an area of focus for us as we continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure your child reaches their full potential. We look forward to a year reminiscent of pre-pandemic times, with parent and community involvement, outdoor learning opportunities, Makerspace exploration and good old-fashioned field trips enriching your child’s journey. 

“Be kind, be brave, be a Dragon” is a well-known slogan that we work hard to instill in our students. I look forward to continuing working with you to ensure RPPS is a safe and respectful place for all who learn, work and play here.

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