Thursday, 24 August 2017


Our first Parent Council meeting of the year takes place Wednesday September 27th at 7:00 in our school library. All are welcome to attend

Weclome back!

The school office is open from 8:00-4:00.

Timetable pickup for Grade 11 & 12 students: Monday August 28th 9:00-3:00. Grade 9 & 10 students may pick up their timetable on Tuesday August 29th 9:00-3:00.

Timetable changes by appointment: Monday August 28th, Tuesday August 29th and Wednesday August 30th from 9:00-3:00.

School begins Wednesday September 6th at 10:00 for new students. Regular classes for all students begin at 1:11 with dismissal at 3:30.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Enjoy your summer everyone!

The school office will be closed Monday July 3rd and will reopen Wednesday August 23rd.

Please refer to the "Opening Day Letter" attached to your student's report card for instructions to pay student fees online before picking up the 2017-2018 timetable.

For Grade 11 & 12 students, timetable pickup will take place from 9:00-3:00 on Monday August 28th. Grade 9 & 10 students will pick up their timetables on Tuesday August 29th from 9:00-3:00.

School begins Wednesday September 6th.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Please return your parking pass

Students are asked to please return their parking passes to the office. Details regarding the purchase of 2017-2018 student parking passes will be available in early September.

It will be "scramble parking" in the student lot during exam week, June 20-23.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Coffee House tonight!

Vocal Jazz Coffee House takes place tonight from 8:00-9:00 at San Vito Coffee House, at the corner of Mt. Royal and Portage Ave.
Free Admission - just buy a cup of coffee!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

PRIDE 2017

Westwood Students United students and staff walking in the annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 4th. The weather was awesome and the event was energizing. Westwood students walked with GSA students from John Taylor, St. James, and Sturgeon Heights Collegiates to represent the school division. The crowd cheered for all of our division students and made them feel like an important part of the event. Thank you to everyone who participated and who supported them!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Choral Concert Thursday June 1st

Westwood Choral Concert takes place Thursday June 1st at 7:00pm, in our Theatre.
We will be featuring the music of Moana. 

Admission is by silver collection to support  the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  There will be a bake sale at the show to raise funds for this charity.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Congratulations Michael!

Congratulations to Michael A. for placing in the Top 10 in Manitoba on the  Canadian National Applied Physics exam. This exam was written by 1000 of the top physics students in Canada. He will be honoured along with the 9 other top scores at the U of M physics department on June 5th.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

Coffee House May 10th

Vocal Jazz Coffee House this Wednesday Night (May 10th) 8PM-9PM at San Vito, Corner of Mt. Royal and Portage Ave. Free Admission. Just buy a coffee!

Congratulations Allan K.

Congratulations to Allan K. who just returned from Duncan, British Columbia for the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. After a hard fought week and beating Team Ontario in the finals in overtime, Allan and his teammates won gold. Allan played amazing stopping 39 shots!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Please keep your bicycle safe at school

Attention students who take bicycles to school
There have been attempted thefts of bicycles at the school.  Bicyclists are encouraged to consider purchasing U-Lock type locks instead of cable type locks.  The U-Locks are very difficult to cut as opposed to cable type locks.  The U-Locks can be purchased from various locations.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Grad Dinner seat selection takes place Tuesday May 2nd (Last names A through L), Wednesday May 3rd (Last names M through Z) and Thursday May 4th (any remaining purchases) from 12:05 to 12:45 in Room 124.

You must arrive with the following forms:
1. The completed Grad Dinner: Seat  Selection form, including the name of the grad and all of the guest names (first and last) with special requests for vegetarian/allergies/diet restrictions. This form is on yellow paper.

2. A copy of your online payment receipt for the number of tickets purchased.

3. Your Safe Grad form. This must be properly filled out and submitted at the time of choosing your dinner ticket seats. You cannot attend Safe Grad without these forms filled out in entirety and signed. The Grad form will be on green paper; the guest form will be on pink paper.

No receipt, no forms = no tickets. No exceptions!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Canadian Blood Services bus will be leaving Westwood at 1:00 on Monday May 1st and returning at approximately 3:30. Permission forms are in the office. Students must be at least 17 and in good health to donate.

Parenting Today - concussions

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Our Junior Musical Production runs May 2nd - May 6th at 7:00pm.
 Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online:

Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring Break!

The school will be closed from Monday March 27 until Friday March 31st. Classes resume Monday April 3rd, Day 5.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Europe trip meetings March 14

There will be a  meeting for parents and students participating in the Italy, France & Spain trip on Tuesday March 14th at 6:00pm in the theatre.

Students should report to the cafeteria at 5:00pm to participate in group team building activities.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Grade 9/10 Art Advanced class

The Grade 9/10 Advanced class is working on the biggest project of the school year. They are creating expressive, extreme close up self-portraits. To add an element of interest these artists are using modeling paste to create a textured surface before they apply the paint. With only a large yard brush and their fingers as tools, these expressive paintings will demand these young artists loosen up with their approach to their painting techniques where broad, strong brush strokes are required. These awesome paintings will be on display at our annual arts extravaganza "For the Love of the Arts" on April 10th, so plan to come out and visit the art exhibit!


Important dates for Grade 12 Grads

  • Tickets are available outside the office before school and over the lunch hour for The EVENT, which takes place in our gym Saturday March 18th at 7:00pm.
  • The Grade level meeting and parent meeting with the MLCC to discuss the Grad Dinner and Safe Grad will take place Thursday March 23rd; 10:00am for students and 6:00pm for parents. It is important that someone from each family attends at least one of these meetings (paperwork will be distributed).
  • Sunday April 9th - Grad pancake breakfast at DJay's (3354 Portage Ave.) 9:30-11:30. Tickets are $15 and will be sold outside the school office at lunch hour and after school. The deadline for ticket purchase is March 24th. Twenty five volunteers are needed. Please contact Ms. Walterson if you can help.
  • Grad photo retakes will take place Tuesday April 18th (changed from March 17th). A sign up sheet is posted outside Room 207. If you return your original proofs you will not have to pay for the sitting fee. If you keep the proofs, the $30 sitting fee will apply.
  • May 2nd-May 4th - seat selection for the Grad Dinner. At this time, your ticket purchase should have already been made online. Students will be selecting their seats and submitting their Safe Grad paperwork at this time. More information about this process will take place at the March 23rd meeting.
  • A Drive for Ford fundraiser will take place in the school's parking lot  on Friday May 5th from 9am-6pm. Details to follow.
  • A sign up sheet for the Grad Car Wash Saturday May 27th at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar (3530 Portage Ave.) is outside Room 207.
  • Monday June 26th - Convocation rehearsal in the gym 10:00am
  • Tuesday June 27th - Convocation at the Concert Hall (1000-555 Main St.) Grads arrive at 8:00am, ceremony begins at 9:00am.
  • Thursday June 29th - Grad dinner/Safe Grad (Victoria inn 1808 Wellington Ave.) Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm, Safe Grad to follow.

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Event - Saturday March 18th 7:00

Every year, Westwood hosts a fantastic show full of entertainment provided by the Grade 12 Grads. This year, the Event takes place Saturday March 18th at 7:00 in our gymnasium. 
Tickets are on sale in front of the office from 8:00-8:30 every morning and over the lunch hour. Floor seats are $15 and balcony tickets are only $12. They are  are selling quickly so get yours soon!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Headingley bus students

An Application for Student Transportation for the 2017-2018 school year was sent home with your child. Please complete the form and return it to the office.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

More medals for Tyson L

In total, Tyson captured a silver medal in the team sprint competition and won three bronze medals for third place finishes in the 1000 metre event, the 1500 metre, and in the overall individual standings.

Check out Global News

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Boys Curling Champions 2016-2017

Congratulations Zach McK, Matthew B, Mason S, Sean T, Jayden W and coach Mrs. Nemetchek!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Europe trip meeting

There will be a Europe trip meeting on Tuesday February 21st at 6:30pm in the Westwood theatre. Everyone is expected to attend.
Please email Sarah James with regrets (

All outstanding travel fees MUST be paid in full no later than February 17th.

IB Information evening

Westwood will be holding an IB information evening for Grade 9 & 10 students and their parents on Thursday, February 23rd beginning at 6:30.

Hear about the IB programme, its implications on scheduling, its curricular demands and its payoffs - you will get a meaningful picture of the programme and if it is the right fit for your student.

The presentation will take place in the school theatre. We look forward to meeting with you!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Congratulations Tyson!

Congratulations to Tyson L – he was recently named to the Canadian Junior Speedskating team. He is currently competing in Finland in the World Junior Long Track Championship.
Tyson has been selected following his performances at the Canadian Long Track Junior Championships, which were held January 27-29 in Saskatoon, SK. He had to finish among the top four per gender in overall rankings, which included his best 500m and 1000m races in Saskatoon, as well as his results from the 1500m, or men’s 5000m at that competition.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Open House

Please join us on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00 for an evening of information about our school, staff, curricular programs, IB, arts, athletics and so many other things we have to offer.

Late start Tuesdays

Late start Tuesdays resume February 7th. Morning class times are: Period 1 9:00-9:57, Period 2 10:00-10:57, Period 3 11:00-12:03. Afternoon class times are not affected.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017