Pinecrest Public School

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Pinecrest Public School
1281 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Religious affiliation none
Principal Charles Austin
Grades 7-8
Language English, French
Campus urban
Motto Peace Respect Responsibility
Mascot Panther
Team name Pinecrest Panthers
Colours Green, Gold         
Founded 1961
Enrollment 400
Communities served Britannia Heights
Feeder schools Regina Public School, Severn Public School, and Grant Public School; Woodroffe High School.
Homepage Official site

Pinecrest Public School is a public elementary school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Pinecrest Public School was built in 1961. The facilities include large, bright classrooms, two gymnasiums, a library, an art room, music room, a remodeled science room, a Design and Tech Room, a computer lab and two reading nooks. The schoolyard is used by grade 7-8 students for intramural/ sports activities and general play. The school has undergone renovations to the telephone, fire alarm and air conditioning/ heating system and added new play structures, basketball courts, and an upgraded multi-level soccer area. In addition, the front office was refurbished. The student support services include: custodians, Multicultural Liaison Officer, School Resource Police Officer, educational assistants and board specialists.

Pinecrest was the subject of a CBC Television documentary, The Pinecrest Diaries, featuring the work of Principal Charles Austin and his team of teachers: Jeremy Hannay, Laurel Piper-Tye and others.[1][2] Pinecrest was part of another CBC Television Documentary called, Run Run Revolution this production followed 10 students, Bruce Hubbard, the Principal and coaches invited to the school to train for the children's portion of the Boston Marathon. This documentary is a reflection of where the Pinecrest community is now. It is a celebration of the strength of character and resiliency of our children and our community. Shot almost entirely on the school grounds and in the school, it is full of light and change.

Principal Charles Austin was named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership in 2006.[3]


  1. ^ "The Pinecrest Diaries". Documentary: The Lens. CBC News. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ Menon, Vinay (2008-03-18). "Higher standards for hope". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Charles Austin is one of Canada's Outstanding Principals 2006". The Learning Partnership. 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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