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John Gris - 905-648-6142 | Email


Jane Macpherson - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Jane Macpherson


Alex Johnstone - 905.515.7082 | E-mail Alex Johnstone


Office Administrator: Cathy Todd – 905-648-6142

School Council Chair

Allison Assaf and Kim Strecker

Our School

Rousseau school is a one floor building, constructed in 1958. It has grassed areas with mature trees, three tarvia areas and an exciting creative playground. Major renovations were completed in 2005-2006 and again in 2011 with a new roof and 2012 with the kindergarten rooms being updated for full day kindergarten.

The school is well established, so we now teach the children of former Rousseau graduates. We serve approximately 256 children, from JK to Grade 6, on a balanced day schedule. Rousseau is a community school with a big heart and strong traditions including supporting local, national and international charities and families, as well as an annual “Fun Fair”.

Rousseau enjoys the benefit of a large number of volunteers, who work here daily. They work with children individually or in small groups, with clubs or sports, with driving students to events, with chaperoning students on trips, with our School Improvement Planning process, with School Council or with other activities. Rousseau has well developed “Learning Communities” for staff that meet regularly to learn about instruction and assessment with respect to Math, Literacy and Positive Culture and Well-Being. The Rousseau vision statement says it all: “Rousseau is a place, where we have a Passion for Learning, and where our students come to school because it is fun to learn within a respectful environment.”

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Adult Volunteers
  • Book Fair
  • Pre-service Teachers
  • Early Reading Intervention Programs

Program Highlights

  • Oral Communication: all junior students prepare and deliver speeches
  • Primary and Junior Choir
  • Active Student Council and School Council
  • Music, Art and Phys. Ed. programs with specialist teachers


  • Primary Choir
  • Junior Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Swim Team
  • Track & Field
  • Student Council
  • Basketball
  • Library Helpers
  • Art
  • Volleyball
  • 3 Pitch
  • Soccer
  • Ball Hockey
  • Pizza Team
  • Milk Helpers
  • Recycling Team
  • Spelling Club
  • Checkers Team

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • SAAC (School Aged Child Care, by YMCA)
  • Biennial Rousseau Musicals

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • Reading – At least 80% of all students achieving:
    • a B or higher as measured by diagnostic data
    • at or above the provincial standard in Grades 3 and 6 as measured by 2017-2018 EQAO,
    • a B or higher on their June 2018 Report Card
    • balancing the development of reading fluency with the use of inquiry to support the application of critical literacy skills
  • Math – At least 80% of all students achieving:
    • at or above the provincial standard in Grades 3 and 6 as measured by 2017-2018 EQAO
    • a B or higher on their June 2018 Report Card
    • balancing the development of math fluency with the ability to think critically about solving problems
    • using a growth mindset toward math

Positive Culture and Well-Being Focus

  • At least 80% of all students achieving at or above level on their Self-Regulation and Collaboration learning skills (E or G)
  • Student Leadership
  • Using Mindfulness strategies (including Yoga and Mind-Up Curriculum) to support student readiness to learn
  • Using Daily Physical Activities and Physical Education to support student readiness to learn
  • Embedding positive mental health approaches to learning

Parent & Community Involvement


Partnerships include:

  • Ancaster Community Services
  • Ancaster High School
  • Ancaster Public Library
  • Ancaster Senior Public School
  • Brock University/ Nippissing University
  • Community Care Access Centre
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Fortinos
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Indigo
  • The Lunch Lady
  • McMaster University
  • Mohawk College
  • Redeemer University
  • Terry Fox Foundation
  • YMCA


  • Our School Council provides a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.
Updated on Monday, January 04, 2021.
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