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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Westminster School is located in the community of Glenora. We welcome students from our direct feeder schools - Glenora, Coronation, Grovenor, Westglen and Oliver. We excel at combining academics, arts, athletics and real life experiences for our students and as a result, we also welcome Grade Seven to Nine students from all over the City of Edmonton in the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP), in which our Regular Program, and two District Special Needs Programs - Strategies and Behaviour Learning Assistance reside.

    Westminster exists to create a safe space for students to find out who they are and flourish into who they are meant to be. We provide rich and fullfilling experiences for students, coupled with academic discipline and community involvement. Students leave Westminster feeling challenged, respected and valued, and confident.

    We are Inclusive. Everyone belongs. Everyone is valued.

    We Build Character. Kind, compassionate, and empathetic students.

    We look Beyond Schooling. We educate whole, well-rounded students through a multitude of opportunities and rich experiences.

    We have Fun. There is an element of delight in all that we do.

    We are Community - Centred. Inside and outside of Westminster, we focus on building a better world. 

     

     

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  • IB Program

    IB Program

    ‌Mission Statement of the IBO

    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

     The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) curriculum aims to:

    • promote responsible global citizenship and encourage international-mindedness
    • encourage a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness and participate actively in their communities
    • reflect real life by allowing students to se the connections among the subjects themselves and between subjects and real issues
    • support the development of communication skills - inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, reflection and expression
    • emphasize, through the learner profile, the development of the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and ethically
    • Provide students with the skills to act collaboratively and become critical and reflective thinkers

    The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is a four year program designed for students between the ages of eleven and sixteen or in grades 6 to 9. The age group for which the program is intended represents a critical stage in a student’s personal and intellectual development. For many students, it is a time of uncertainty, heightened sensitivity and susceptibility, as well as a time for questioning many aspects of their life in the world around them. The IBMYP responds by providing a disciplined, yet open, approach with challenging standards. The program provides opportunities for students to develop skills and to exercise creativity, thereby encouraging them to become responsible, self-reliant and participating members of society.

    Year One of the IBMYP is offered at both Westglen and Glenora Schools.

    Year Two, Three and Four of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)  is offered at Westminster School. A student does not have to take Year One of the IBMYP to register at Westminster School. We accept students into Year Two without any previous IB programming. 

    Coronation School is a International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) and offers IBPYP to students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

    At the core of Westminter's Pedagogy is the IB Learner Profile. Regardless of our students' strengths and challenges, we believe that the IB Learner Profile is applicable to ALL of our students. Every student is worthy of an IB education. We facilitate an environment where each and every student can be:

                             

    Inquirers
    Knowledgeable
    Thinkers
    Communicators
    Principled
    Open-Minded
    Caring
    Risk-Takers
    Balanced
    Reflective

     

     

    Subject Requirements

    Every student in the IBMYP will study eight subject disciplines. These include:

    1. Language A (at Westminster this is English Language Arts)
    2. Language B (at Westminster we offer French and Spanish)
    3. Mathematics
    4. Science
    5. Humanities (Social Studies which includes History and Geography)
    6. Arts (includes one of Music, Drama, and/or Art)
    7. Physical Education
    8. Design (choices may include Computer Studies, Food Studies, Construction, Drafting and Design, Environment Outdoor Education, Mechanical Studies, Film Exploration)

     

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  • Registration

    Registration

    2021-2022 Registration

    We launch our 2021 - 2022 Westminster Warrior Viewbook, Option Selection Forms, IBMYP Expression of Interest and our Ways of the Warrior Virtual Open House on Monday, March 1st, 2021! We can't wait for you to see it! 

    To support our future Warrior families, Mr. Monsma (Assistant Principal) and Ms. Paul (Principal) will be scheduling personal Google Meets from Monday, March 8th, 2021 to Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Information on how to schedule a Google Meet with us will be made available on March 1st, 2021. We look forward to connecting with you!

    For students new to Edmonton Public Schools, pre-registration for the 2021 - 2022 school year opens on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.  All information pertaining to New Student Registration, including the registration form, is located on the Division website

    For current EPSB students, Pre-Enrolment for the 2021 - 2022 school year opens on Monday, March 8th, 2021 and closes at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Parents will access their Parent Account in SchoolZone to Pre-Enrol for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

    Enrolment Limits at Westminster

    Westminster School has a pre-determined number of spaces for students in the school, certain classes, and/or specific programs. Limiting the number of students who can attend helps the school maintain excellent teaching and learning conditions for members in our learning community.

    • We have a maximum enrolment limit of 535 students for the entire school.
    • We have an optimal enrolment limit of 175 students in Grade Seven. 

    Guaranteed Access to Westminster School

    • Students residing in the Westminster Attendance Area have guaranteed access to the school. 
    • Students who are currently in the IBMYP and/or the IBPYP at Westglen, Coronation and Glenora have guaranteed access to the school. 
    • Grade Six students who have a sibling currently attending Westminster School and will continue attending in either Grade 8 and/or Grade 9 in 2021 - 2022.

    Archived Warrior Registration Information from the 2020/2021 School Year

    Westminster Warriors View Book 2020 - 2021

    IBMYP Expression of Interest Form 2020 - 2021

     

    Grade 7 Option Selection Form 2020 - 2021

    Grade 8 Option Selection Form 2020 - 2021

    Grade 9 Option Selection Form 2020 - 2021

    Grade 7 Orientation and Welcome BBQ

    Warrior Volleyball and Basketball Camp (August 2020)

    Westminster School Map Spring 2020

    Westminster Supply List 2020 - 2021

     

     

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Westminster, an International Baccalaureate Middle Year's Programme (IBMYP) school, we envision a holistic approach to education. Combining academics, athletics, arts, and real life experiences, we seek to create equal opportunties for all of our students. Every student has a voice. Every student has a unique story to tell.

    We foster a safe, equitable atmosphere for students to learn, grow, and discover more about themselves. We strive to ensure students graduate from Westminster with an excellent education, but also as well-rounded, compassionate, and community-focused humans.

    At the core of Westminster's Philosophy is the IB Learner Profile. Regardless of our students' strengths and challenges, we believe that the IB Learner Profile is applicable to ALL of our students. Every student is worthy of an IB education. We facilitate an environment where each and every student can be:

    • Inquirers
    • Knowledgeable
    • Thinkers
    • Communicators
    • Principled
    • Open-Minded
    • Caring
    • Risk-Takers
    • Balanced
    • Reflective

    As a District, it is our shared responsibility to ensure that each student can learn and realize their potential within a safe and caring learning environment. Westminster School's Student Rights and Responsibilities communicates our expectations so that every student can thrive in a safe, productive, and welcoming learning environment. 

    We are a place for everyone. 

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Registration 2021 - 2022

For students new to Edmonton Public Schools, pre-registration for the 2021 - 2022 school year opens on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.  All information pertaining to New Student Registration, including the registration form, is located on the Division website

For current EPSB students, Pre-Enrolment for the 2021 - 2022 school year opens on Monday, March 8th, 2021 and closes at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Parents will access their Parent Account in SchoolZone to Pre-Enrol for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

We have archived last year's Westminster Warrior Viewbook, Option Selection Forms, IBMYP Expression of Interest, and our Open House video on the Registration Page for your perusal.

We launch our 2021 - 2022 Westminster Warrior Viewbook, Option Selection Forms, IBMYP Expression of Interest and our Ways of the Warrior Virtual Open House on Monday, March 1st, 2021! We can't wait for you to see it! 

To support our future Warrior families, Mr. Monsma (Assistant Principal) and myself will be scheduling personal Google Meets from Monday, March 8th, 2021 to Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Information on how to schedule a Google Meet with us will be made available on March 1st, 2021. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

 

 

 

 

Principal's Message

BE A WARRIOR!  

We are proud to have a school culture rooted in community where we deliver an atmosphere and experience that is safe, caring, studious, challenging, fun, and exciting. Westminster School is for students who want tailored programming - diverse extracurricular activities, options, and teaching methods for every type of learner. Our kids know that they have opportunities to be involved and engaged in and outside of the classroom. We standout for our exceptional programming, academic excellence and dedication to giving back to our community. 

Our students are guided by the 8 Principles of a Westminster Warrior: resilient and respectful; inclusive and integrous; committed and compassionate; honest and just. These 8 Principles of a Warrior are grounded in our 4 Pillars - WS Academics, WS Arts, WS Athletics, and WS Service.

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. You can follow us on Twitter @WestminsterJH and on Instagram @westminsterwarriorsjh.

To support our future Warrior families, Mr. Monsma (Assistant Principal) and myself will be scheduling personal Google Meets from Monday, March 8th, 2021 to Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Information on how to schedule a Google Meet with us will be made available on March 1st, 2021. We look forward to connecting with you! 

In partnership,

Shauna L. Paul, Principal