Demographics: Westwood is a medium-sized elementary
school in the established neighbourhood of Westwood, enrolling approximately 210
students from K-7. Our multi-cultural population helps students develop respect
for diversity and one another. Westwood is proud of the climate we
maintain...positive and hard-working.
Facilities: We have a large gym and library. There is a
networked computer lab and we are wired in with local and wide area networks.
The school has 2 adventure playgrounds and large playing fields where the
students enjoy many games. Adjacent to the school are tennis courts and blacktop
basketball courts. Thanks to our community association, we have an outdoor rink
in the winter. Our school is accessible by wheelchair.
What Parents Say: "The best thing about this school are
the teachers because they care about the kids. "The door swings both ways. We
can talk to teachers and they can talk to us." "Very kid-oriented place; they
make it work for kids."
School Song: Well-known singer-songwriter, Lowry Olafson, visited Westwood
School. A group of students from Grades Two to Seven spent the morning composing
a new school song with Mr. Olafson. The song was recorded, taught to the school
during an assembly, and is now our official school song! The students did a
great job choosing the lyrics which reflect our school's ideas.