School Events

The School Musical

Creativity, Vision, and Outstanding Teamwork

This past year was the second time Westside students have had the opportunity to experience bringing a musical to life.The two performances were a culmination of hours of rehearsal and preparation. Thanks to all the incredible work of Ms. Russell and Mr. Grant, as well as Mrs. Park who organized the logistics of the event and Mr. Shim who ran the soundboard - making sure everyone could be heard - the event went off without a hitch. 

It was wonderful to see the students bring so much joy to the audience and to watch the grades come together to make the event possible. Volunteers from the Miniversity ran the doors like old pros, Middle Years students were both orchestra and choir, and the Foundation Years students brought their singing voices and vibrant energy as a choir and chorus line.

One of Westside's constant goals is to achieve happy excellence. This was on display in full colour for both shows as the students filled the Miniversity with so much joy! 

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Word Play At Westside

Connecting Words with Emotions during Literacy Week

Students are lined up in two rows facing each other.

"I love you!"
"I love you!"
"I love you!"

No, they haven't fallen in love with each other. The Grade 10 and 11 classes are in the midst of a Word Play Poets workshop.

Students have brainstormed and discussed the importance of emotion in writing poetry. The whiteboard is scrawled with every emotion you could think of. 

And now they're practicing adding different emotions and movements to the phrase they've been given (in this case "I love you") as they lance their words across to their partner.