About Us

Vincent Massey Public School is located in Oshawa, Ontario, and serves students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Mission statement

Vincent Massey Public School is committed to working collaboratively with our community to provide a safe learning and inclusive environment for our children. Our staff challenge students to join them in the pursuit of life-long learning, and in celebrating our diversity. Our goal is for students to develop critical thinking skills and to be become responsible leaders in our community.

Principal’s message

Welcome to Vincent Massey Public School!

Our school was opened in 1959 and was originally named Princess Margaret Public School.  The name was changed to Vincent Massey after the first Canadian born Governor-General.  Our current enrolment is approximately 520 students. We honour the history of our school and community as we continue to adapt to the changing needs of our students and families.

The school has had three additions, the most recent adding on a new gym, library, 4 kindergarten classrooms and 2 classrooms. The main building now has 20 classrooms, a library, and resource centre. We now have 4 Additional classrooms in portables. Approximately 40% of our students travel to and from school by bus and slightly over 80% of our students stay for lunch. In September 2013, the boundary areas were modified for several Oshawa public schools and we welcomed approximately 90 new students who had previously attended Athabasca P.S.

We have a staff of 28 teachers, 5 full time Educational Assistants and 4 Early Childhood Educators. Our classes are supported by 2 Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) who assists the classroom teachers with programming suggestions, as well as assessment strategies. A Literacy Coach, that provides support on a regular basis to students and teachers in reading, writing and mathematics.

Our School Community Council (SCC) plays an active role in many aspects of our school, including communication, curriculum, partnerships, and social events. Our SCC also actively supports student programs through their fund-raising efforts.

Our students participate in a wide variety of co-instructional activities. These include bands, choirs, and various athletic teams and clubs.