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Principal's Message 446
Principal's Message

Welcome to Highgate P.S.! We are a proud community of learners who welcome new and returning community members to our school. Parents and families are key partners in Education, and we endeavor to promote strong partnerships and collaborative initiatives with all our families.

Highgate P.S. is an Identity-Affirming, inclusive learning environment where all students feel a strong sense of Belonging & Mattering. The staff engages our students in a wide variety of clubs and activities, from sports to music to morning virtual announcement teams, to peer mentors.

The Highgate staff are dedicated to student well-being and offer many exciting opportunities for students to develop as leaders. “Equity Champions” lead many Parent-Engagement events that highlight learning, invite participation, and celebrate student excellence. The Highgate Community Kite Festival; Jewish Heritage Month – Staff Challah Bake; Djembe Drumming with Griot (Storyteller) Babarinde Williams; Poet & Author Nadine Williams; Indigenous Elder, Artist, Deron. Ahsén nase Douglas reflects our Parent Engagement initiatives, led by our Equity Champions and Teacher Leaders. We continue to strengthen and extend our partnerships with community members to bring rich learning and inquiry into our school. Learning is fun at Highgate P.S. and aligns with our shared belief that every student can achieve success when we establish and foster optimal learning environments for engagement, well-being, voice, agency, and affirming identity.

Our collective work in Anti-Oppression integrates Culturally Responsive Practices and allows for opportunities where students explore many themes and concepts in Equity, Human Rights, and Inclusion. Intermediate students at Highgate have produced an award-winning video expressing Human Rights. Students, staff, and community members can now access identity-affirming spaces such as our Multi-Faith Prayer & Meditation Space when visiting Highgate.




 Padmini Padiachy                                    Sam Doubleday

Principal                                                     Vice Principal

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