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  • Student Services

    Student Services

    Every year at Westlawn we offer students the opportunity to talk with caring and supportive staff in the office. There is time set aside for some of our teachers to help counsel students in transition planning, academic success and mental health. 

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity by taking part in our leadership full year option class, leading one of our student clubs or participating in the Student's Union as a homeroom representative. 

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    At Westlawn we encourage and support the pursuit of athletic excellence within an educational environment. Approximately 150 dedicated and enthusiastic Wildcat student athletes participate in a full compliment of sports teams. The Wildcats continue to be a source of pride and excellence at Westlawn. Participation in athletics can add to a quality educational experience and open up new doors of learning and leadership.

    Come out and become part of the Wildcat experience as an athlete or a fan! In addition, Westlawn has first rate athletics and physical education facilities including a newly renovated main gym, small gym, and a fully equipped fitness centre. Students have access to daily physical education opportunities including a comprehensive lunchtime intramural program and healthy snack and lunch alternatives.

    Wildcat teams include:

    • curling
    • badminton
    • basketball
    • Journal Games
    • pom
    • rugby
    • slow pitch
    • soccer
    • team handball
    • track
    • volleyball
    • wrestling

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs and Activities available to students at Westlawn can change from year to year. 

    In the past we have offered the following clubs to Westlawn Students.

    • Homework Help after School
    • Gay Straight Alliance
    • Environmental Green Group
    • YSIP Youth Science Innovation Program
    • Bonifacio Day Phillipino Celebrations
    • Girls Empowered and Strong
    • Westlawn Network News Group
    • Active Students After School
    • Games Club 
    • Uschool

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Westlawn School operates on a collaborative model called a Professional Learning Community (PLC). As a PLC school we believe in focusing on learning, creating a collaborative culture and assessing our effectiveness based on results. We practice setting high standards for academic achievement and student conduct. Our foundational understanding is that education is a shared responsibility between the school, parents and the community. Together we can enhance the experience of our students and help them achieve fantastic results. 

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Westlawn School is committed to the success of all students. Our goal is to help our junior high students become successful, contributing members of society who are engaged in lifelong learning. We offer regular programming as well as Strategies, Behavior and Learning Assistance (BLA), and Individual Support Program (ISP).

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    We are focused on meeting students where they are at and addressing their unique and individual learning needs. Westlawn addresses student's basic literacy and numeracy needs while engaging them in active projects that connect them to their world. 

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Principal's Message

Westlawn School is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) which is committed to the success of each student. Our dedicated teachers and other staff work closely with our students in bringing a quality educational experience to every student in order to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Each and every day we work together to achieve one collective goal - academic success for all of our students! Most importantly, we set these high standards and expectations within a caring environment for all of our students.

Our students are becoming our community’s future leaders. As such it is essential that they develop competencies as:

  • Know How to Learn: to gain knowledge, understanding or skills through experience, study, and interaction with others.
  • Think Critically: conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to construct knowledge.
  • Identify and solve complex problems: have the confidence and capacity to solve a range of problems, from simple to complex.
  • Manage information: access, interpret, evaluate and use information effectively, efficiently, and ethically.
  • Innovate: create, generate and apply new ideas or concepts
  • Create opportunities: through play, imagination, reflection, negotiation, and competition, with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Apply multiple literacies: reading, writing, mathematics, technology, languages, media, and personal finance.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrate global and cultural understanding: considering the economy and sustainable development.
  • Identify and apply career and life skills: through personal growth and well-being

The student is at the centre of all decisions and discussions related to curriculum. He or she is the driver of their own learning. Our students are asked to be involved in a great deal more than their classes. They are expected to become active contributors to their school and their community. Students participate in leadership, school improvement, volunteerism and mentoring in order to learn the skills of active citizenship in the 21st Century. 

Parents are valued partners in our educational team and are encouraged to visit the school, consult with the staff and participate in school functions. We encourage each member of our educational team to work together to provide the highest quality educational program possible. I am proud to say Westlawn School is a positive place where everyone learns and succeeds.

Wolf Kolb, M.Ed

Principal