Rideau Park encourages a love of learning, consideration of others and the development of skills and behaviours. Rideau Park is a place of continuous growth where learning encompasses social, physical, creative, intellectual and personal development for children. This environment encourages responsibility and independence through a variety of relevant learning experiences intended to bring excitement and joy to the learner. The process of learning is honoured and excellence is respected in an environment of cooperation, trust, fairness, choice and clear expectations. The development of self-confidence and positive self-esteem will contribute to our young people becoming lifelong learners. Rideau Park's Mission "Always forward; Never backward" is highlighted in many ways across the learning continuum. Students participate in a broad spectrum of learning experiences that serve to extend our learning community beyond the classroom and to make meaningful, authentic connections between the program of studies, the workplace, and the community.