Jane Messenger

Having taught at Halifax Grammar School for seventeen years, it’s no surprise that Jane Messenger is an avid supporter of the school. From her first grade classroom to her role as the Prep School Curriculum Leader, Jane constantly strives to fulfill the Grammar mission and enrich the lives of its students every day.

“I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do and be a part of the phenomenal community here at Grammar. The passion and dedication among our staff is truly next to none, and I’m inspired to watch teachers go above and beyond daily to give children the best education possible.”

One of Jane’s favourite aspects about Grammar is the wide range of educational experiences that it offers to its students outside of the classroom. From running club and after school skating to the yearly school musical that Jane directs, she firmly believes that students gain a leg up at an early age at Grammar, through these unparalleled opportunities.

Jane also places enormous value on the abundance of volunteer experiences available to students at Grammar, whether local initiatives with homeless shelters or international opportunities with organizations like Habitat for Humanity.


"The passion and dedication among our staff is truly next to none, and I’m inspired to watch teachers go above and beyond daily to give children the best education possible."


“Community service has always been a very important part of a child’s experience at Grammar. The school is so conscious about giving back to the community and instilling these core values in its students.”

Jane has been inspired and impressed by Grammar throughout her seventeen years of teaching, but her commitment to supporting the school stems even beyond that. With her two sons having gone through the prep school and her father, John Messenger having served as headmaster from 1995-2005, Grammar has enriched the lives of her family immensely over the years. Now, through the Engaging Excellence campaign, giving back to the place that has given so much to her family – and to so many others – is Jane’s privilege.