Principal's Message

Welcome to Barrhaven Public School. My name is Sue Christie and I am proud to be the principal of this energetic, caring, and creative school community. 

We are a K-6 school located on unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin people.  We recognize their enduring presence on this land and acknowledge the incredible contributions of Indigenous people in the arts and sciences, and the ways in which our lives are enriched by those contributions. 


Barrhaven Public School was the first elementary school to be built in modern Barrhaven, in 1968. We are now home to just under 500 students, and offer Early French Immersion, Middle French Immersion, and a Regular English program, as well as two specialized classes, a PSN class and an Autism class. We have access to a forest where outdoor education and nature walks bring the curriculum to life. We are  within walking distance to the Ottawa Public Library, the swimming pool and ice rink at Walter Baker which enhance our opportunities to be engaged, healthy and active. Joining me at BPS are 50 caring and dedicated teachers, education assistants, Early Childhood Educators, office staff and custodial staff, who are committed to help our students achieve their full potential, in a safe and nurturing environment.


Finally, we are fortunate to have the support of a wonderful community of families at our school who attend our School Council meetings, volunteer on field trips, or join us in the school helping our students in a multitude of ways. While we have not been able to have parent volunteers in the building for a couple of years due to Covid, we are hoping that this year we will be able to welcome them back! 


We look forward to making the 2022/2023 school year the best one yet!

Sue Christie

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