Extracurricular

Westmount's Arts Programs

Westmount School has a has a long history of supporting and developing the arts. We produce an annual extra-curricular drama production and have put on such shows as Vasilissa, Bony Legs and The Lorax (on hold due to Covid). The drama production is highly collaborative and sees all grades (K-6) playing a part in making the show successful.

Our arts programming also includes a comprehensive music program, and visual arts projects in each classroom. We are proud to display our student's work on our school walls!

DIY Club

The newest endeavor in the library is our DIY club which runs at lunch recess on Monday and Thursday.  We brainstormed at the beginning of the year and came up with three projects.  Our first project was learning to crochet and knit.  Students taught each other and although interest dropped quite a bit by the end of the 2 month project the girls who stayed till the end seemed to have a lot of fun working together.  Our second project was a wooden bird feeder, and a big thank you goes out to Rona for the donation of glue and nails.  There were 24  participants including 2 adults and everyone had to learn how to measure, glue and nail.  it got quite loud at times, but there was a lot of great cooperation happening, and everyone took home a finished feeder at the end of January.  Our third project which is on the go till the end of March is a woven hula hoop rug made from recycled t-shirts.  We had to cut the shirts into one inch strips which was quite a challenge as we didn't have very many good fabric scissors, but with the help of a cutting board we got it done and the weaving began.  We will be meeting March 19 to decide on our final project for April - May and I will post pics once we get started.

Westmount's Arts Programs

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Westmount School has a has a long history of supporting and developing the arts. We produce an annual extra-curricular drama production and have put on such shows as Vasilissa, Bony Legs and The Lorax (on hold due to Covid). The drama production is highly collaborative and sees all grades (K-6) playing a part in making the show successful.

Our arts programming also includes a comprehensive music program, and visual arts projects in each classroom. We are proud to display our student's work on our school walls!

Student Government

Our student government consists of an elected group of Grade 6 students that have been elected by their peers to represent the students at Westmount School. Our student government meets regularly with the principal and is responsible for a number of different tasks throughout the year such as planning school-wide spirit days (photos Above), MC’ing assemblies, helping to run and organize our Christmas food drive and our Christmas Shoe Box program (Photos Above) tabulating house league points, and other various jobs around the school.

MAKER SPACE

Classes that have a second library time on Friday get to enjoy several different stations that challenge their building abilities, their game skills and craft ideas. One of the most popular games is checkers with students always ready to challenge one another or even challenge their teacher. Lego and Duplo are the most popular building material, with some amazing creations being on display.  Our craft area is always busy with students working on reusing and recycling items and turning them into fun projects.  This has become a favorite time for the students and they are always disappointed if they don't get to come.  Each class will get four makerspace times throughout the year so it is always greatly anticipated.