Aloha Warriors! September has been a busy blur and we are already done the first week of October! So many of our initiatives have already highlighted the October Learner Profile trait of “Caring.” We’ve had returning Warriors welcoming new Warriors; an amazing kick-off to our Hockey Helps Kids campaign; Warriors who have helped make sure elementary students have been safe during the Coronation, Grovenor, and Glenora Terry Fox runs; and IB students have had an orientation of the Action and Service component of their learning.
We are proud to have a school culture rooted in community were we deliver an atmosphere and experience that is safe, caring, studious, challenging, fun, and exciting. I have no doubt that each of you will uphold our school culture this year as you continue to be guided by the 8 principles of a Westmin’ Warrior: resilient and respectful; inclusive and integrous; committed and compassionate; honest and just.
As a Westminster Warrior, you are our 'Ohana'. In Hawaiian, the 'Ohana' literally means family, but it's more than just immediate family - 'Ohana encompasses extended family, friends, and those people important in our lives. As part of our Ohana, we are incredibly proud of the hard work talents, humour, creativity, intelligence and wisdom that you demonstrate every day. You continue to amaze and impress us with your commitment to learning and growing as students and as human beings. We love witnessing each of you embrace the values of Westminster as you persevere to reach your goals under Westminster's four pillars of academics, arts, athletics, and service.
Westminster School was chosen as one of four schools in Edmonton to participate in the Edmonton Oilers' Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for our school to be even more involved in our community and in alignment with our pillar of service! Over the course of September, all of our students planned, researched and nominated local charities that aligned with social issues important to our students. Besides having a positive impact on our local community, Hockey Helps Kids has many other postive benefits:
- highlights social issues affecting Edmontonians
- creates appreciation of social responsibility and community involvement
- builds awareness of the local charity and the important work they do
- develops undertanding of charity operatoins and allocation of resources
- builds teamwork, creativity, communication and presentation skills
Please note that Westminster School is closed in Grades 7 to 9 in the IB Middle Years Program and in Grade 9 in the Regular Program. We are still accepting applications in Grade 7 and 8 in the Regular Program. We are only accepting registrations in the Grade 9 Regular Program if you are newly moved into the school's attendance area after April 15th, 2019.
Our Warriors are truly the epitome of our school's tagline, #somethingforeveryone, and we are truly humbled to be able to work with our Warriors on a daily basis.
Shauna L. Paul, Principal