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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

    2020-2021 Registration

    It was unfortunate our Open House, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, was cancelled.

    It was not an easy decision, but one made out of an abundance of caution given the quickly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. 

    Westminster ViewBook 2020 - 2021

    Please note that Westminster School is full in planned classes in Grade 7 to Grade 9. We will accept registrations in Grades 7 to 9 in the regular program only if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools and have newly moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2020. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. Non-resident students may only enrol in another Division school with space remaining in planned classes.

    Enrolment Limits

    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 2020 - 2021.

    New Student to Edmonton Public Schools Registration (Non EPS student)

    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations of non EPS students will now be submitted online via a Google Online Submission Form. You must first fill out and upload the ESP Student Registration Form and submit supporting documents (see below) using the Google Online Submission Form before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school. Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.  Learn more about registration dates and deadlines.
     
    STEP 1: DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE EPS STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND GATHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS 

    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the Google Online Submission Form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.

    STEP 2: FILL OUT THE GOOGLE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM AND UPLOAD A COMPLETED EPS STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
     
    Upload copies of the following documents. All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clearphotos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted.
    • a completed, signed Student Registration Form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)

    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)

       

       

    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name

    Confirmation of address

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate

    • Canadian citizenship document

    • passport

    • student visa

    • driver's license

    • utility bill

    • home insurance

    • property tax bill

    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

     
    Step 3: Confirming Registration Submission

    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.  We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit.   For junior high and high school registrations—once we confirm your enrolment, we will reach out to you for your course requests.

    Warrior Information for the 2020/2021 School Year

    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

    The Pre-Enrolment Process for students in Edmonton Public Schools opens through SchoolZone on Monday, March 9th at 9:00 AM. Registration for non Edmonton Public Schools students are now being accepted up until Wednesday, April 15th at 4:00 PM. 

    Wednesday, April 15th at 4:00 PM is the closing of the Pre-Enrolment Process at all Edmonton Public Schools. 

    Our school office will open on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 9:00 AM and will close at 4:00 PM daily. If you need to connect with the school prior to our office opening in August, please email the school at westminster@epsb.ca. The first day of school for all of our Warriors is Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. 

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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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Division Re-entry Strategy


Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.

   

Registration 2020 - 2021

It was unfortunate our Open House, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, was cancelled. It was not an easy decision, but one made out of an abundance of caution given the quickly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. 

Given our current situation of classes being indefinitely cancelled, we invite you to view the Open House video that was shown to our Grade Six students from our feeder schools and scroll through our Instagram account @westminsterwarriorsjh to see what school life is like for a Westminster Warrior. You can also read Principal Paul's and Caitlin Born's Open House Speech. 

Please note that Westminster School is full in planned classes in Grade 7 to Grade 9. We will accept registrations in Grades 7 to 9 in the regular program only if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools and have newly moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2020. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. Non-resident students may only enrol in another Division school with space remaining in planned classes.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Sincerely,

Shauna L. Paul, Principal

 

Principal's Message

BE A WARRIOR! Pre-Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year opens through SchoolZone on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 9:00 AM and closes on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at 4:00 PM. For students wanting to register at Westminster School for 2020 - 2021 who do not attend Edmonton Public Schools, registration opens on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2020 and closes on Wednesday, April 15th at 4:00 PM. Option Selection Forms, Registration Form (non EPSB school), IBMYP Expression of Interest and all other pieces of information pertaining to joining our amazing Warrior community is located on our Registration Page

Westminster Warriors ViewBook 2020 - 2021

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. Our students are guided by the 8 principles of a Westmin’ Warrior: resilient and respectful; inclusive and integrous; committed and compassionate; honest and just.

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. 

In partnership,

Shauna L. Paul, Principal