Principal's Message

On behalf of the staff at Robert Bateman Public School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to this website!

My name is Jeff Griesbach (Mr G) and I have the honour of serving the Robert Bateman School community as your Principal. I have been an educator with the OCDSB for 23 years; for the last 9 years as a school administrator in Ottawa South, so I feel a special connection to the families in this community.

Robert Bateman is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school of approximately 275 students and 35 staff located in Ottawa South. Our school is home to both the Regular English and Early French Immersion (EFI) programs, in addition to a Primary Special Needs (PSN) class. 

Over the summer we have had a few updates to our staffing and are thrilled to welcome the following staff to our team: welcome back Mme Leanne Fooks and Mme Marissa Smith to Primary EFI after a year away. We also welcome Ms Noemi Partosa and Ms Kimberly Stagg to the Robert Bateman teaching staff, and Ms Shun Li Carthcart as our Chief Custodian.  We are very glad to have them joining our team!

On this web-site you will find an abundance of information, including: 

  • Staff List;
  • School News Updates (Bateman Banner);
  • Monthly School Calendar; 
  • EQAO Information;
  • OSTA Information;
  • Extended Day Information;
  • School Council Information;
  • OCDSB forms that you can print off at home.

Please be sure to check back often and use this site as reference. 

As the Robert Bateman Mission Statement says: “We come to Robert Batemen to love learning, strive for excellence, and prepare for our future.”  Together, we can work towards supporting every child to achieve these goals.



Jeff Griesbach,


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