We finished January recognizing our Honour Roll, Super G and Principal’s List students from our first report card. I am extremely proud to say we had 25% of our students attain Straight Gs (Good – the highest recognition) for work habits, citizenship and attendance. Having 190 students attain Straight Gs is a positive statement for our students and school’s culture. We had 95 students receive Honour Roll certificates for receiving all A’s and B’s and 35 students in grades 8-12 who received Straight A’s. We proudly recognized the achievements of all these students with certificates and a luncheon for our Straight A students. Our goal is to have all these numbers grow for our second report card.
January was also a busy month in athletics as our senior boys basketball team played in tournaments in Britannia and reached the final of the RE Mountain tournament. They have also begun league play with important wins against Arch Bishop Carney and Garibaldi. Our wrestlers had a great showing at the Western Age group meet in Abbotsford with 5 athletes winning medals and our Cadet Girls taking home the gold. Good luck to all our teams as winter sports move to playoffs.
February begins student course planning for next year. I encourage parents and guardians to have conversations about course choices for next year. Students will be presented with course and graduation program information at assemblies by school counsellors and Vice-Principals and then will meet one-on-one to choose next year’s courses. The course booklet has been posted on the school website.
Westview stepped up in a BIG way to support the New South Wales (Australia) Rural Fire Service raising over $1200 through sales of retro Westview Wallaby T-Shirts.
The NSW Rural Fire Service was chosen because not only are most of the fires in that state but one of our former students lives there and, at last update, the property all around her home has been burned and their home was directly threatened. Thanks to Ms. Ritchie, for bringing back the Wallaby Logo and Shirt and for initiating this fundraising effort.
Important February Dates:
Thursday, February, 6th – Student-Led Conferences (1:00pm – 4:00pm & 5:30pm -7:30pm)
Monday, February 10th – Grade 9 FLEX Assembly (Topic: Immunization Info)
Monday, February 10th – Grade 10 Course Planning presentation in Flex time
Tuesday, February 11th – Grade 9 Course Planning Presentation in Flex time
Wednesday, February 12th – Grade 8 Course Planning Presentation in Flex time
Wednesday, February 12th – Senior Formal (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Thursday, February 13th – Teacher Pro-D Day (No school for students)
Friday, February 14th – SD42 School Closure for ALL staff and students
Monday, February 17th – Family Day – BC Stat Holiday (School closed)
Monday, February 24th – PAC Meeting (7:00)
Tuesday, February 25th – SD42 Student Forum at Swan-e-Set (20 students attending)
Wednesday, February 26th – Pink Shirt Day!! Anti-Bullying Awareness
Thursday, February 27th – Ski & Snowboard Club Trip to Whistler
What is the importance of Personal Awareness and Responsibility to the development of healthy, resilient children and youth?
Students who develop personal awareness and responsibility make healthy connections between individual and social behaviour. Within our new curriculum, students are taught how to self-advocate so that they can express what supports they need to be successful in school. The ability to self-advocate develops confidence and self-worth so that children and youth have the courage to convey how they feel in constructive ways, ask questions, admit mistakes and commit to learning in all facets of life. An essential First Peoples’ Principle of Learning states that learning takes patience and time. Helping students understand this principle leads to perseverance in challenging times and encourages resiliency. Teaching our students to be personally aware and responsible leads to the development of healthy, whole children and youth.
For more information about the curriculum, visit https://www.sd42.ca/new-curriculum/