Principal's Message

Welcome to Broadview! Bonjour et bienvenue à Broadview!

Broadview is located on the unceded and still unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.  We recognize their enduring presence on this land, dating back more than 8000 years. Today, we acknowledge the incredible contributions of Indigenous people in the arts, sciences and the ways in which our lives are enriched by those contributions. 

 

It is our pleasure to be your Principal/Vice-Principals for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Broadview provides an equitable, inclusive and supportive learning environment for our diverse community of students.  Our dedicated staff of teachers, early childhood educators, educational assistants, support staff and community members are committed to providing a place where students participate actively in their learning and have voice/input in their learning endeavors. The Broadview Staff is committed to continued Equity and Diversity learning and discussions/implementation of the OCDSB Indigenous, Equity and Human Rights Roadmap. We are specifically looking at the importance of identity for all students and are strongly committed to disrupt systemic and structural barriers to address disproportionate access, opportunities and outcomes for students and staff who identify as Indigenous, Black and minoritized. 

 

Broadview has a long tradition of active parent and community involvement.  We appreciate this support as we believe our community is a rich resource for our students to access in the school and directly in the community.  


Broadview is truly a community school; providing each child with the opportunity to achieve his/her/their potential; educating our children to be readers and writers, to be mathematically literate, to be critical thinkers and to have a life-long love of learning. We are proud of our students' academic achievements and continue to strive to improve the quality of our instruction through our school improvement and well-being initiatives through all areas of the curriculum. We provide a safe learning community for all students. We strive to engage all learners and to provide them with voice and input into their learning communities. We are also raising our students to be citizens of the world which means helping those who are less fortunate, being equitable and compassionate.  

 

At Broadview, we want our students to feel a warm welcome. We know that the future starts today, in our classrooms with each and every child who enters. Students, teachers, support staff, parents, School Council, and the community at large work together in promoting a true partnership that makes Broadview Community Public School everything a school should be.


Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our school website https://broadviewps.ocdsb.ca, to follow our twitter account @BroadviewPS1 and to read school board and school updates. We share important information, school events and student achievements through our social media. The calendar on our website is always up to date.


Our role as the administration team at the school is to advocate for each child in the school and we will always make time to meet with students or parents. We care deeply for our students and their needs while at Broadview.  If you have a concern within the classroom setting, please ensure that you have discussed this with the teacher before bringing the matter to us so that you are aware of the child's and the teacher's perspective. Also, please call the school ahead of time so that we can make time to meet, allowing me to give you our full attention.


While Covid-19 has been ever present these past 18-20 months, and students from across the school and district have experienced varied learning pathways and experiences, we are excited to begin a new school year together; to reconnect and ensure a love of learning is launched in a safe and equitable learning environment. 

 

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the students at Broadview Community P.S.!   

 

Sincerely,

Julie Derbyshire, Brad Sokalski, Dorothy Penney 

Broadview Admin. Team


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