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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

    OUR OPEN HOUSE IS THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS IT!

    Westminster ViewBook 2020 - 2021

    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 limite 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.

    Random Selection

    Some schools don't have enough space for all students who want to attend. If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the space available, new applicants from outside the school's designated attendance are (but within the City of Edmonton), are chosen by random selection. 

    Should the number of Grade Six students requesting space at Westminster School for Grade Seven exceed 175 students, a random selection will occur. The random selection process is conducted by Division Administration to ensure all students are provided equal opportunity to attend the school and/or program. 

    EPS New to District Registration Form

    IBMYP Expression of Interest Form 2020 - 2021

    Grade 7 Option Selection From 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

    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 Wednesday, August 26th, 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 Wednesday, September 2nd, 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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Warriors Helping Warriors

We are beyond excited to announce that Westminster Junior High School was chosen as one of four schools in Edmonton to participate in the Edmonton Oilers' Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge 2019 - 2020. Hockey Helps Kids is program founded by Chloe and Harrison Katz to encourage junior high school students to think of creative and innovative ways to give back to the community. Our Westminster Warriors have teamed up with Edmonton Oiler #25 Darnell Nurse and Little Warriors, a local charity committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Our Hockey Helps Kids Student Committee developed a 2 minute video to promote Little Warriors and drive votes and awareness to win $25 000 for this awesome organization. 

 

Principal's Message

This month, our Warriors have been challenged to stretch their Communicator profile. Westmin' Warriors are hard at work spreading the word about Little Warriors' work which is focused on the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. All of our Warriors have been getting out the message to vote for #25 TEAM NURSE at hockeyhelpskids.come/vote so we can win $25000 for Little Warriors.  Through the Hockey Helps Kids campaign, our students have also seen real-world models for how to use the power of social media communication for the good. 

During the year, all Westminster Warriors are reflecting on their personal development of the Learner Profile traits and on their growth in Approaches to Learning using a bi-weekly Reflective Journal. Students are engaging in self and peer evaluation protocols for many projects and using reflective thinking during the Design Cycle. 

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.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You can follow us on Twitter @Westminsterjh and on Instagram @westminsterwarriorsjh. We love sharing out the great things are students do!

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

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