The John McGivney Children's Centre School, formerly known as the Children's Rehabilitation Centre School was established in March 1978. The school is governed by the John McGivney Children's Centre School Authority. The School Authority is comprised of 7 trustees appointed by the Minister of Education under Section 68 of the Education Act.
The school is designed to provide a safe equitable learning environment that respects the uniqueness of a diverse community. Partnerships are developed with families, staff, and the community to maximize learning outcomes. Integration into community school is promoted. Exemplary programs and teaching methods are kept current with Ministry of Education guidelines and directives.