We strive for excellence in an environment of respect, responsibility, and safety. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing educational opportunities for students to enable them to develop to their fullest potential.
The official opening of the new school was held November 18, 1966. Jack Callaghan, chairman of the School Board, conducted the ceremony. Glen Hodgson, Victoria-Haliburton MPP at that time, opened the new school. In 1994, Ops Elementary School was renamed Jack Callaghan Public School in memory of Jack Callaghan and the contributions he made to education.
We place education of the whole child at the center of our focus. Building on proven successful approaches to education, we aspire to make the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of our students a priority. Some of the programs and strategies we implement include: increased physical fitness sessions with exciting new equipment and invigorating activities, lessons on mindfulness, in-class community circles, including restorative justice, and planting and cultivating a Zen Garden with a walking labyrinth.
Parents are encouraged to become involved in the school in a variety of ways including classroom helpers, safe arrival, and School Council.
School Council is actively involved in working on behalf of the school and taking an interest in school activities.
Providing a caring, safe, supportive, and academically stimulating environment for our students has always been top priority for us at Jack Callaghan Public School. We devote ourselves to offering rich programming, character education, diverse extra-curricular activities, and a wide range of engaging clubs. We aim to help our students develop both their critical and creative thinking skills as well as their interpersonal skills so that they can communicate well and cooperate with others. We strive to inspire and motivate our students to be compassionate citizens and to be physically active.
Events and Activities
- Many ways for students to become involved in school programs through a number of extra-curricular activities including: Eco Club, Glee Club, and Me to We group
- Fundraising events for charity