Welcome to J.L. Mitchener Public School

J. L. Mitchener is the Home of the Mavericks! We have a beautiful building and property, located in the small town of Cayuga. Built in 1957, J. L. Mitchener became the primary public elementary school in the community. The school is named in memory of a former Public School Inspector, the late James L. Mitchener, who was known and respected throughout the County of Haldimand for his leadership and educational progress.

Today, J. L. Mitchener School is home to 270 students. We have three Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten classes, a class for students with Autism, home to the Haldimand Enrichment Center, and a Junior Technology Class. Our school is rich in history and spirit, and we are proud to teach students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We believe that all of our students are capable of great success and achievement and support them to ensure they reach their full potential!

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Character Attributes

Be accountable to yourself, family and friends. Be dependable. Share, give and volunteer in your community.

Be honest, sincere, trustworthy and reliable. Ensure actions and words align.

Treat yourself, others and the environment with dignity and reverence.

Recognize and appreciate how you and others contribute to the overall effort and success of your organization or group. Recognize contributions, applaud effort and work collaboratively.

Act with courage, tenacity, determination and with a commitment to hard work. Never give up. Believe in yourself. Try your best.

Demonstrate kindness, care and thoughtfulness. Empathize with others.

Create an environment where we honour differences and diversity. Be fair and equitable.

Be humble and recognize your limitations. Strive for mutual benefit.

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Breakfast Program

8:50 a.m.

8:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Learning Block 1

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Nutrition Break

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Learning Block 2

12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Nutrition Break

1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Learning Block 3

3:10 p.m.

Educational Links


Online access to Raz-Kids reading program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)


Online access to Sumdog math games program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)


Online access to free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web


Online access to PBSkids games

Discovery Kids

Online access to Discovery Kids educational games and research


Online access to free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.