The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930 –2002) was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Margaret Junior School is located in a family-oriented community, in the vicinity of Martingrove and Eglinton. We currently serve approximately 320 students representing a diversity of cultural backgrounds.
Princess Margaret Junior School was first opened in September 1959 and served the children of the community for the next twenty-five years. The school was closed in June 1984 due to declining enrolment. In 1995, when the primary/junior-aged population had grown sufficiently in the community, the school was officially re-opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret, on Friday, July 12, 1996.
Before and After School Program
John G. Boys and Girls Club manages a before and after school program for our local community.This is a non-profit child care program licensed by the Ministry of Community Family and Children’s Services.The program provides spaces for children in grades JK – 5.The program operates during the school year, on P.A. Days, and holidays.Hours of operation are 7:15 – 8:50 a.m. and 3:25 – 6:00 p.m.
PrincessMargaretJuniorSchool, proud of our Royal connection, ensures equal opportunity for all our students to grow in an enriching, safe and caring environment committed to academic excellence.In partnership with our parents and local community, we instill in our students a desire to become life-long learners who think independently, use technology effectively, and demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and the environment.
We strive to maintain silver EcoSchool status and continue to implement the various environmental awareness initiatives already established.We promote ecological responsibility and sustainable attitudes and behaviour throughout our school community. Example programs: recycling, E-Waste collection, Earth Ranger Fundraiser, “Lights Out”, and schoolyard greening.
We strive to ensure that SafeSchool programs and initiatives are fully implemented and that Character Education is an integral component of our learning goals.Students are actively engaged in conflict resolution and are determined to keep PMJS a “bully-free” zone. Example programs: Character Development, Increase the Peace, Peacekeepers, and Safety Knights.
Fit for Life
We promote a healthy, active lifestyle.Students in grades 1 – 5 receive a 40 minute fitness class every week along with gym and daily DPA.Students are learning about how their bodies work, increasing muscle endurance and developing their knowledge of how to improve their personal level of fitness. Visit our “Fitness Page” website for more information.
Students are provided with the opportunity to learn from various in-school and community specialists. Students are engaged in a variety of arts-based experiences (e.g., Zumba, Drum Fit, Recorders, Choir, Fit2Dance, and Little Rocks). Through Partners in Action, grade 1 – 5 students have the opportunity to integrate information technology into their regular daily work.