We finished the 2019 school year with an awesome week of positive energy led by our Leadership students. The themed event days were a huge hit and lunch time Karaoke and Kahoot were awesome. We finished with Frost Fest, our annual talent show and games. It was a positive way to conclude 2019 for both students and staff.
On Monday, in Advisory, all students received a paper copy of their first term report card. Prior to the break, report cards were live for parents to view on-line and download. In addition, we felt students and families would appreciate a paper copy. We encourage you to review the report card as a family. If you have questions about a specific course, please contact the teacher to get further information.
In athletics, 2020 started with our Senior Boys Basketball team travelling to San Diego for the Surf n’ Slam Tourney. Along with the tourney, the team caught NBA and NCAA games and went to Disneyland and beaches. It was a memorable week for all our student-athletes.
Our wrestling team is busy in January with meets in Burnaby, Campbell River, and Port Alberni. Good luck to all wrestlers!!
Our next PAC Meeting is January 27th at 7PM in the WSS Library. Here is a FUNDRAISING opportunity from our PAC – if you are at Cobs Breads in Maple Ridge, let the staff know that you are from Westview before paying and a donation is made to our school. It is easy!!
Important January Dates:
Friday, Jan. 17th – Teacher Collaboration (Late start for students – classes begin at 9:45am)
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd – Westview Basketball (6:00pm) & Soccer (7:00pm) Academy Info Night
Friday, Jan. 24th – SD42 Non-Instructional Day – no classes for students
Monday, Jan. 27th at 7:00pm – PAC Meeting in the WSS Library
What is the role of critical and reflective thinking in the development of students?
Critical and reflective thinking is a significant Core Competency that plays an essential role in the development of a child’s reasoning skills across all subject areas from kindergarten to Grade 12. When a student analyzes a situation from different perspectives and identities, it widens their own experience and encourages them to question and investigate further. Teachers facilitate students as they develop their critical thinking skills to evolve and substantiate their ideas and are encouraged to act on feedback received by their teachers and peers to adjust and refine their thinking. These skills enable students to form conclusions that reflect research, experimentation, thoughtful discussions, and personal reflection. Critical thinking skills also play an integral part in the social, emotional development of a child as it encourages self-awareness and responsible decision-making.