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Principal's Message
​Dear Students, Parents and Staff:
 
Welcome aboard! We are so happy to be a part of the wonderful school community that is Belle River Public.  We are looking forward to getting to know all the new Bucs at our Kindergarten Open House, taking place February 19th & 20th.   We love sharing the learning that happens in this amazing dual-track school.   Belle River has a reputation for excellence and everyone is on board and willing to work to maintain that positive reputation. 
 
At Belle River we work to ensure there is a welcoming, safe environment that encourages students to become active learners.  We understand that parental involvement is a key component to a student's success.  We welcome and encourage your engagement and input into your child's learning journey. Please know that if at anytime, you have questions, concerns or comments please call us at 519-728-1310.
 
The Greater Essex County District School Board believes that all teachers can teach to high standards given the right support. Please know Mrs. Spitse, our Vice-Principal and I will continue to support staff as they implement current research-backed, Ministry supported teaching strategies.  "At school, it is everyone's job to learn."  Trust all staff will work diligently to address your child's learning style.  We also know, "Unless we reach into the hearts of our children, we will never reach into their minds."  Staff work to develop positive professional relationships with students and thier families. 
 
Promoting a Growth Mindset is a focus for Belle River.  We believe that all children can learn and are capable of truly amazing things.  Neurological research has demonstrated repeatedly that intelligence is not fixed. Mistakes are a part of learning and growing and at BRPS children are encouraged to learn from mistakes as part of the learning process.
 
Former BRPS Principal Mr. Anderson on his last principal's message wrote, "Our children are indeed our future and we must prepare them to take on the roles of responsible citizenship that our communities will continue to need."  At Belle River,  all staff take that responsibility seriously. 
 
Belle River Public School is fortunate in having a very strong staff and supportive parents (including a very supportive School Council) who partner with staff to support our children with outstanding academic and extra-curricular experiences. Please consider becoming a part of this supportive group.   

Please know that regardless of the reason for your phone call or visit, a warm welcome awaits you at BRPS and we look forward to another great year of growing and learning together!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Janet Hannigan