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Administrator's Message

September 9, 2023

Mr. Trevor MacVicar

Welcome to the Ralph Brown School website whether you are a current family in our school or checking us out as you consider joining this diverse and wonderful school community.  

Although a small building in the North End of Winnipeg, we are big presence in the neighbourhood.  Our school shares a space with our community partners, Ralph Brown Community Centre and Machray Daycare.  Together, we are here to support the students and families.  

Ralph Brown School is a lively building where students and their families enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere for learning.  We offer an English program for students in Nursery to Grade 6 and an English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program (EUBP) for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Although our EUBP has grown over the last year due to the war in Ukraine, any child may enter the program at the kindergarten or grade 1 level and students do not need to speak Ukrainian or have Ukrainian heritage. The program offers rich cultural experiences with a focus on language development in the early years.

As a school staff, we continually engage in professional development in the areas of Literacy and Mathematics to better program and support student learning.  Additionally, we promote and are active participants in reconciliation as part of our Downie-Wenjack Legacy School Commitment.  Last year, our early years teachers and students began a new initiative with Nature Based-Learning.  We want to provide our students with opportunities to learn in and from nature on a daily basis.  Finally, we are thrilled to be able to offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) programming in our new STEAM Lab.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in the design process, explore the world of coding with different robots, create 3D objects with our new 3D printer or create a video using our greenscreen.    

At Ralph Brown School, we are all about Inclusive Education.  We know students have different strengths, abilities and gifts!  We want our school to be a safe and caring space for students to learn and become active and caring citizens.  For those students who require support either through Inclusion Support Services or Clinical Support Services, our Inclusive Education Resource Teacher can connect you with our School Social Worker, Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Reading Clinician or Inclusion Support Teacher.  

Parent and Community connection is important and valuable to the success of students and a school.  Our Parent Advisory Council supports the learning that happens at school and we appreciate their support. They are always looking for extra help. Please join us at the regularly scheduled meetings.

It is a joy to the Principal at Ralph Brown School. The dedicated staff and hard working students come together to make it a wonderful place to learn. We strive for everyone's success and we are proud to be Ralph Brown 'Rockets!

Mr. T. MacVicar


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