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Fall Award Winners

October 15, 2021
​ We're pleased to announce our 2020-21 Fall Award recipients. Click on the links below to view the list of award winners, who received their certificates in class on October 15th. Note that the lists below are based on the grade the student was in last year. Congratulations to these awesome students! 

Community Involvement Activity

October 05, 2021
​ Students graduating in June of 2022 will need 20 hours of volunteer time in order to receive a St. James Assiniboia School Division diploma. The tracking form can be found here, or in our school office. 

Extended Absences

October 05, 2021
​ If students are going to miss more than three days of school for a reason other than illness, a Field Trip/Extended Absence Eligibility form​​ needs to be completed prior to the absence. This way, teachers and parents/guardians can communicate their expectations while the student is away, and the office can properly...

Volleyball Livestreaming

September 28, 2021
​ Every game that is hosted by Westwood will be available to view by livestreaming. Click here for the link.

Gender and Sexually Diverse Youth

September 28, 2021
​ Our Educational Support Services team will be hosting a parent evening with Dr. Reece Malone on the topic of Gender and Sexually Diverse Youth. It will take place Thursday, November 25th, from 6:15 - 7:45. Click here for an information letter. To register, email Debbie Neufeld at by Monday, November...

Public health measures in schools

September 28, 2021
​To: Parents and caregivers,

It has been almost 18 months since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Manitoba. As a province, we have faced many challenges during that time. Having a vaccine approved and available for every Manitoban born in 2009 or earlier has fundamentally changed the context...

2020-2021 Yearbooks

September 24, 2021
​ They've arrived, and they're beautiful! Current students and 2021 grads can pick their copy in our school library.

Student Parking

September 15, 2021
Students have the opportunity to purchase a spot in our student parking lot - the cost is only $20/year. Click  here for detailed information.​ Spots are limited,  so don't delay.

Westwood Wear

September 15, 2021
​ Our stylish Westwood Wear is available for purchase by visiting . Orders can be made until October 12, and will arrive at our school by the beginning of November.

High School Apprenticeship Program

September 10, 2021
​ Click here to learn more about the High School Apprenticeship Program. 
​For further information, you can also contact Heather Rose at

2021-22 COVID Procedures at Westwood

September 03, 2021
Click here for an information sheet on 2021-22 Covid Procedures at Westwood Collegiate.

Congratulations Mr. Hiebert!

August 30, 2021
Westwood's own Mr. Hiebert has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This award recognizes teachers from across the country for their exceptional work in teaching Canadian history. It is also an opportunity to promote and facilitate the sharing of best practices and...

2021-22 Return to School Plan

August 26, 2021
​ Click here to read a letter regarding the fall opening at Westwood Collegiate as it pertains to COVID-19
Click here to review the Parent Guide for COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall Opening of the 2021-22 School Year

Fall 2021 - Important Information

June 29, 2021
​ Click here​ for information explaining opening day procedures for Westwood Collegiate in the fall Click here to view an orientation video for new students created by Westwood's Student Council

Well done Mr. Templeton!

June 17, 2021
​ Click here ​ to read the article in Manitoba Teacher regarding Westwood teacher Mr. Templeton and the inspiring way he used the challenges of the pandemic to virtually connect students across ages and schools. 


Volunteer Hours

June 08, 2021
​ Click here for the Volunteer Hour Log Form.

Academic Student of the Month - Sarah

May 11, 2021
​ Sarah puts in great effort, creativity and time into her work.  She is a skilled writer that has a strong academic future. She is involved in class discussions and acts as a role model and leader for fellow students.  Sarah is an academically gifted student that works hard for her...

Academic Student of the Month - Nikita

May 11, 2021
​ Nikita has demonstrated his work ethic over this entire school year.  He puts in so much time to keep his grades up. All of his teachers are in agreement that he works hard daily and does his best. His maturity and academic rigour are noticeable.   Students like Nikita are such...

Arts Student of the Month - Drama

May 10, 2021
​ The   Drama student   of   the   month   for   the   month   of   May is Ilaina. Ilaina is a grade 9 student and in her first year in the drama program at Westwood. Ilaina is a mature student who takes performing seriously and is...

Arts Student of the Month - Dance

May 10, 2021
We are pleased and proud to announce that Emily is the Dance student of the month. This incredible young woman is actively involved in Westwood’s Dance General & Advanced Programs. She is a dynamic and enthusiastic performer. She unfailingly strives to better her technique and artistry and is constantly committed to...

Congratulations Mr. Hiebert!

May 04, 2021
​ Click here to read an excellent article written by our own Mr. Hiebert that was published in the latest edition of MB Speaks (Voice of the Manitoba Social Sciences Teacher Association)

Caring for our Watersheds

April 26, 2021
Congratulations to three groups from Westwood who competed in the Caring for our Watersheds final this weekend.  Over 280 projects were submitted in Manitoba and Westwood students took the 1st, 2nd, and 5th spots overall! These students will receive prize money and will be able to implement their ideas over the...

Summer Recruitment Opportunities

April 19, 2021
​ Click here to learn about job opportunities from the Metis Federation. Click here to learn about the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course which teaches you the basics about workers' and employers' rights and responsibilities for safety, health and the employment relationship.



Following COVID-19 safety protocols help keep our schools safe

April 15, 2021
With daily health checks and following the COVID-19 protocols, you and your family can help keep our schools safe. Remember to check every morning to see if you, your child and your family have COVID-19 or flu-related symptoms before they are sent to school. Symptoms may include:
A B Fever/Chills Runny...

Arts Student of the Month - Visual Art

April 14, 2021
​ Sophie is an exceptional artist who has been in the Advanced Visual Arts program for 4 years! She is extremely creative and talented. Sophie displays excellent citizenship in both of her art classes, by helping any peers who may need art advice. She brings a unique sense of humour to...

Arts Student of the Month - Choral

April 14, 2021
​ Zak is a leader in all of the choral ensembles at Westwood. He is a highly valued member of Vocal Jazz, Chamber Choir, Musical Theatre and CMP. Zak’s superior attitude, cooperation and dedication is second to none. He positively influences and mentors other singers in the choirs. He is a...

School Cash Online

March 26, 2021
Click here to be directed to School Cash Online. This site can be used to make all of your school payments including Grad Portrait and Cap and Gown Fees.

Grad 2021 is 11 weeks away!

March 17, 2021
  Grad 2021 is only 11 weeks away! Graduates, here is a to-do list while the countdown is on: Complete your Convocation and Yearbook comments - hand them into the office ASAP.
Grad photos are taking place April 19 - 23rd - the site has opened for booking your time.

Academic Student of the Month - Bailey P

March 09, 2021
​ Bailey has been selected as one of our Academic Students of the Month. Bailey always works diligently and contributes to class discussions.  She is very attentive and always prepared with the topics in her classes. She learns extremely fast.  We are very impressed with her academic performance in her first...

Academic Student of the Month - Ali H

March 09, 2021
​ Ali has been selected as one of our Academic Students of the Month. Ali takes his studies seriously.  His academic performance is strong.  He scores perfect to almost perfect marks in all his classes.  As well, he has perfect attendance. Way to go Ali!

Artist of the Month - Graphic Tech

March 08, 2021
​​ Katherine is a grade 11 student in Graphic Tech. She is passionate about creating digital art and is a very accomplished artist whose works are now presented in the Graphic Tech display case. Katherine’s favourite style is fantasy portraits. She frequently draws and paints in the cartoon style, but more...

Arts Student of the Month - Band

March 05, 2021

ARTIST OF THE MONTH:   CHASE   CONCERT BAND and JAZZ BAND   It is with great pleasure and joy that we acknowledge Chase as the March Artist of the Month for his outstanding contributions in the Band and Jazz Band program. Chase has been a member of the...

Emergent Expressions

March 05, 2021
​ Click here to enjoy the 2020 Emergent Expressions Showcase featuring student choreography from the Westwood Dance students. ​


Congratulations to Mrs. Stewart!

February 19, 2021
​ Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Stewart! She is receiving a Certificate of Recognition from MCEC, Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. Way to go Mrs. Stewart. Thank you for all of your hard work and for supporting so many students over the years. 

Seasons of Love Compilation

February 08, 2021
​ Click here to view the Westwood Senior Musical Theatre / Theatre Production compilation of Seasons of Love.​

Arts Student of the Month - Drama

February 04, 2021
The Drama Student of the month for the month of February is Katie C. Katie takes performing seriously and this is evidenced by her mindset during the creative process. Katie understands that performing is indeed, a process. Everything from planning the staging and blocking of her scenes, to the considerations of...

Westwood Clothing now available

February 02, 2021
​ Click here to purchase Westwood Clothing​

Arts Student of the Month - Dance

February 01, 2021
​ Sydney R - This incredible young woman is actively involved in Westwood’s Dance General Program. She is a dynamic and energetic performer. She unfailingly strives to better her technique and artistry and is constantly committed to a hard work ethic with a positive outlook. She is a dedicated member of...

Post-Secondary Virtual Open Houses

January 20, 2021
​ Click here to view the details of the upcoming 2021 virtual Open Houses.​

Westwood student signs with CMU Blazers!

January 06, 2021
​ Congratulations to Alyssa R who has signed a letter of intent to play with the CMU Blazers.​ Way to go Alyssa!
Click here to read the full story.


Community Involvement Activities

January 04, 2021
​ Please note that Grade 12 students are required to accumulate 20 Community Involvement Activity hours (i.e. volunteer hours), in order to receive their St. James Assiniboia School Division Diploma. This has temporarily been reduced from 40 hours due to the challenges of obtaining volunteer hours due to COVID-19.  Click...

Academic Student of the Month - Nathan U

December 15, 2020
​ He is shy and quiet.  However, he performs very well in academics due to his dedication and consistent effort.  Nathan takes his studies seriously and his marks reflect that.  Moreover, he has perfect attendance as well.

Academic Student of the Month - Leah R

December 15, 2020
​ Leah R is being named the Academic student of the month as she is a great student- always goes above and beyond expectations for my class assignments.  She has a consistent positive attitude and puts in her best effort at all times. 

Arts Student of the Month - Band

December 11, 2020
Brooke S and Kate W   It is with unparalleled enthusiasm that we announce that Kate and Brooke have been named the band students of the month for December.   You may recognize these two outstanding young ladies from their athletic accomplishments: basketball, volleyball, hockey, rowing, badminton and just being all...

Arts Student of the Month - Band

December 11, 2020
Brooke S and Kate W   It is with unparalleled enthusiasm that we announce that Kate and Brooke have been named the band students of the month for December.   You may recognize these two outstanding young ladies from their athletic accomplishments: basketball, volleyball, hockey, rowing, badminton and just being all...

Holiday Greetings from Westwood Collegiate

December 03, 2020
​ Click here to view a Holiday Greeting from the Westwood Administrative Team.

Stress-Less Work From Home

December 03, 2020
​ Click here for helpful tips on successfully working from home!

Arts Student of the Month - Graphic Tech

December 03, 2020
​ Lauren is a grade 11 student in Graphic Tech. She is passionate about creating digital art and is a very accomplished artist whose works are frequently featured in the Graphic Tech display case. She is comfortable making designs for various productions methods that include print, stickers, digital paintings, laser engraving...

MB Virtual Career Fair - Jan 20th

November 27, 2020
​ Click here for details regarding the Manitoba Virtual Career Fair on January 20th.

Westwood Student signs with CMU Blazers

November 25, 2020
​ Congratulations to Westwood student Kasey P. who is the youngest athlete to sign with the Canadian Mennonite University soccer team. Way to go Kasey! Click here to read more!


Attention: Former Sustainable Wilderness Students

November 19, 2020
​ If you were in Sustainable Wilderness last spring and left winter clothing in the cave, see Mr. Schmeichel to claim them. All items will be donated by the December Break if not collected.

Stress and Anxiety in the Body

November 09, 2020
​ Click here to view a toolkit on how to relieve Stress and Anxiety in the Body. 

Arts Student of the Month - Drama

October 28, 2020
​​ Congratulations to Kirstin C. on being selected as one of our Arts Students of the Month! 

Arts Student of the Month - Visual Arts

October 28, 2020
​ Congratulations to Analisa G on being selected the Visual Arts student of the month. Congratulations Analisa!

Halloween Harvest

October 28, 2020

Warrior Wear

October 21, 2020
​ Westwood Warrior Wear is now available! The store will close on November 15, 2020. Clothing should be delivered to the school by the beginning of December. When the clothing is delivered, it is packaged in individual bags with the student name attached, do reduce handling.  Click here to be...


October 21, 2020
​ Come check out the Westwood Guidance Bulletin Board full of tips to practice being PRESENT and MINDFUL. These strategies will help to GROUND and CALM you and encourage POSITIVE messaging to yourself. QR codes are there so you can take these strategies home with you!

Student of the Month

October 21, 2020
​ The staff of Westwood Collegiate would like to congratulate Kyle H on being selected as Academic Student of the Month. Congratulations Kyle!

Student of the Month

October 21, 2020
​ The staff of Westwood Collegiate would like to congratulate Nathan V on being selected as Academic Student of the Month. Congratulations Nathan!

Fall Award Winners

October 20, 2020
Westwood Collegiate is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Fall Award recipients. Click on the links below to view the list of award winners. Please note, the lists below are based on the grade the student was in for the 2019-20 school year. The students will receive their certificates and/or...

Student Services Wellness Check-In

October 16, 2020
The Student Services Department is doing a Student Wellness Check-In. We want to know how you're managing academics, emotions, and changes to your routine due community restrictions. We are here to support you, hear your concerns, and work with you to provide strategies, resources, and a safe place to...

Westwood Historical Society Updates

October 13, 2020
Click here to view a virtual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021
Click here to participate in a lecture series regarding the importance of learning about the holocaust and teaching it to adolescents.
Click here​ to view the Westwood Historical Society Website
Click here to...

Arts Student of the Month - Choral

October 07, 2020
Congratulations to Danica D, Choral Student of the Month! Danica is a leader in all of the choral ensembles at Westwood. She is a highly valued member of Synchronicity, Chamber Choir and Musical Theatre. Danica’s superior attitude, cooperation and dedication is second to none. She positively influences and mentors...

Field Trips in the time of COVID-19

September 23, 2020
​ Aquatic Science students learning about caring for our watersheds with a live, virtual presentation from Oak Hammock Marsh. This presentation was highly interactive and allowed students onsite at Westwood and remotely at home to engage in the activities. 

Rainbow Stage School Performance Award Winners!

September 22, 2020
Congratulations to the Westwood Performing Arts Team for winning the 2019 Rainbow Stage School Performance Award. Well done! ​​

Sept. 28 Additional Accomodation Classes

September 21, 2020
​ Click here to view information regarding the classes that will be returning September 28th.

Art Exploration Course

September 16, 2020
Westwood Collegiate is offering a new Art Exploration course for Grades 9 through 12. The course was designed to encourage students to explore personal feelings, thoughts and issues through a personal art making experience. We explore mindfulness in the arts, as well as implement art therapy exercises into lessons....

Keep up to date on Athletics

September 08, 2020
​ Click here to keep up to date on the latest from our Athletics Department

Guidelines for Transportation to Schools

September 04, 2020
Where school bus transportation is necessary, the following guidelines should be followed by school bus drivers and students:
■ Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or be passengers on buses (see ■ Face-masks are required on school buses for K-12 students and any other passengers...

Picture Day!

September 04, 2020
Picture Day is coming Friday, September 11 (Day 1) for students with last names A-K and Monday, September 14 (Day 2) for students with the last names L-Z

Order pictures on using this Picture Day ID QL020178Q0.

Masks required on all school buses

September 02, 2020
​ As students prepare to return to school, all students, drivers, and any other passengers on school buses will be required to wear a mask, as passengers may be close to each other for an extended time without the ability to physically distance from each other.  This new rule is a...

School Cash Online

August 31, 2020
​Click her e to access School Cash Online to make all of your payments to Westwood Collegiate. Click here   if you need assistance getting yourself set up with School Cash Online. For additional information, contact, or call 1-866-961-1803 .

Student Parking for 2020-2021 School Year

August 26, 2020
​ Student Parking will be free this school year, and there will be no assigned spots (scramble parking). Students can park in the North half of the parking lot (except for spots #101-#112 which are reserved).  As a reminder, students cannot park in the South end of the lot as all...

Updated Return to School Plan for Westwood

August 24, 2020
Click here for the most recent return to school information from Westwood Collegiate (updated Aug 24/20)​


UPDATED: Welcoming our students back: restoring safe schools.

August 17, 2020
Read our updated (now including information about mandatory masks) document here:
SJASD Welcoming Our Students Back Aug 20.pdf​


Summer Send-Off Pictures & Bonus Video

June 30, 2020
Click here to view Mr. Cichosz's pictures from June 25th. Thank you to our grads, their families and guardians, and our staff for making the day run so smoothly.​ As a special surprise, click here​ to view a bonus video!

Congratulations Jackson!

June 29, 2020
​ Jackson's future is looking very bright - he was awarded Academic, Leadership, and Men's Lacrosse Athletic scholarships from the University of Montevallo, Alabama, totalling an incredible $152,450! In addition, Jackson received the Bank of Montreal/Winnipeg AAA Hockey Scholarship in the amount of $1500.00, and a provincial diploma and an A certificate for his...

Senior Shirts

June 15, 2020
​ Westwood's Senior Shirt Team would like to announce that you can now place an order for the 2021 senior shirt! Just go to to order (you can paste it into your browser) - before June 26th!!! The shirts will be available for pickup in August, when you pick up your...

Our Schulich Scholar

June 08, 2020
​Congrats to Josh - winner of a $100,000 Schulich Scholarship. Josh will be studying Engineering at the University of Manitoba. In total, Josh won $122,450 in awards and scholarships.

FLOTA - Visual & Graphic Arts

June 08, 2020
​Since our For the Love of the Arts 2020 Visual and Graphic Arts showcase didn't take place, Mr. Cichosz has compiled video presentations of Visual Arts, Graphic Arts (Grade 9), and Graphic Arts (Grades 10-12).

Athletic Awards

June 05, 2020
​ To celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our teams and athletes, our Westwood Athletic Department will be presenting its annual Athletic Banquet online this year, during the week of June 15-19th. Videos will be posted daily that week, both on Instagram and here on our website. Awards will be delivered by...

My Learning at Home web portal now available

June 04, 2020
The province of Manitoba has provided a supplemental online learning resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The My Learning at Home portal provides resources designed to assist families in supporting the work of teachers as they continue to...

COVID-19 Survey

June 03, 2020
​ As part of our yearbook content, we want to include the results from a survey about social and physical isolation during the suspension of in-class learning. The survey only takes a couple of minutes, and is completely anonymous. The deadline for participating is Monday, June 8th, so don't wait!

Grad Photos

May 29, 2020
​We have just received information from Lifetouch regarding grad photo sittings. Please click here to read the letter. Click here for detailed information about graduation festivities geared for October, should we be allowed to gather.

Digital Dancescapes

May 27, 2020
​ Our Dance department has put together a magical experience to showcase our students' talents. 
To view the show, please click here​.

Re-opening school facilities for limited use

May 26, 2020
On May 21, 2020 the draft plan for Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery was released. This draft plan includes re-opening school facilities for limited use, where physical distancing and Public Health orders can be followed.

What does this mean?


Busy Cooking at Home

May 25, 2020
​ Ms. Overby's Grade 9 students have been completing their practical assignments at home - and their families are reaping the benefits. Click here to see what they've been up to.

Student Council Elections

May 25, 2020
​ Announcing the 2020/2021 Student Council Election! If you're interested in running for President and Vice President with a partner, email for the application form. The deadline is Friday, May 29th.

HONK! You Won't Want to Miss This...

May 21, 2020
​ Our Westwood Band program will be presenting a virtual concert on June 18th. Time and event details to follow.

Triple Tabata 2020

May 21, 2020
This year's version of our annual workout fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group will take place Wednesday, June 16th at 10 am., and will be live streamed from our Fitness Studio, either on Instagram or Microsoft Teams. Stay tuned for more information from Mr. Sdrolias.

Westwood Historical Society

May 06, 2020
​ Our newly formed Westwood Historical Society is in the process of creating a documentary in order to apply for the B'nai Brith Association Human Rights grant. Click here to learn about the society, and to view the trailer for the documentary.

The Sketchbook Project

April 28, 2020
​Calling all Art students - current and alumni! Ms. Rivard is inviting you to participate in the Sketchbook Project.​   The intention is to create a collection of sketchbooks to become a permanent part of the Westwood school library. You will receive a plain brown sketchbook that is 8.5 x 5 Inches in size...

From the Virtual Art Room

April 24, 2020
​ Ms. Rivard's students have been busy making interesting, imaginative, and beautiful art. Click here​ to see a sampling.

Westwood Food Drive for Winnipeg Harvest

April 24, 2020
What a great success! Click here​ to view some details about this great initiative.

Don’t miss the Westwood Food ‘Drive By’ for Winnipeg Harvest

April 21, 2020
On April 22-23 a truck, displaying the Winnipeg Harvest logo, will be driving slowly around the Westwood neighbourhood to pick up donations for Winnipeg Harvest. If you miss the truck, or you're not on the pickup route, the truck will also be in the Westwood Collegiate school parking lot on Thursday,...

Important News for Graduating Students!

April 14, 2020
​ ***Important news for U of W applicants : U of W will be inviting Grade 12 students who have been accepted, to a Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 14th at 1:00pm. The meeting will cover next steps, what to expect as a U of W student, and how to register...

Message from the Board of Trustees regarding COVID-19 and in-school class suspension

March 31, 2020
​Dear Families and Staff,
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Board of Trustees would like to take this time to recognize all the hard work our students, parents and staff have put in to make the transition to remote learning possible. We are grateful for the professional agility demonstrated by our...

Communication with SJASD Schools during suspension of in-school classes

March 23, 2020
To assist with the continuation of learning during the suspension of in-school classes, we wish to remind parents that communication with Principals and Teachers is still available:
Please first use the communication method that has already been put in place by teachers and/or school Principals.
Each St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD)...

Teacher Contacts

March 18, 2020
During this time of the suspension of in-class learning, it is expected that students stay in contact with their teachers to maintain educational ties. Email addresses can be found under About Us, or by clicking here.​

Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 16, 2020
Because of the disruption of in-school learning, our conferences have been postponed to a later date. We will be sure to inform our school population when they are rescheduled. Thank you for your patience.​

News from Student Services - AND A NEW WEBSITE!

March 16, 2020
Our awesome Student Services staff has compiled a list of information and services that you might be wanting to make use of​ during our suspension of in-class learning, or any time at all. Click here for the info. As of March 17, Ms. Bennett has added new resources - click here​. ...

Self-isolate if you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

March 15, 2020
In consultation with the province, please be advised that any students or staff travelling outside of Canada in the past 14 days are asked to self-isolate.

As of Sunday, March 15, our schools have been contacting staff and families that had indicated travel plans, to inform them of the expectation...

Manitoba schools close for three weeks starting March 23

March 13, 2020
Dear families,
As announced on March 13, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba, all schools in Manitoba will close as of Monday, March 23 for three weeks (one week before Spring Break and one week after Spring Break). A week has been provided to allow for families and schools to prepare...

COVID-19 Information for Parents

March 13, 2020
Dear families,

As with any seasonal flu and respiratory infections, there are precautions that we can all take to stay safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada​, Manitoba Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is wise...

Rotary Career Symposium - Postponed Until Further Notice

March 06, 2020
Our Grade 11 students are encouraged to attend this annual event, being held at the RBC Convention Centre on March 18th. Click here​ for a letter which was handed out to students on March 6. You can find a Rotary brochure here​, and a list of speakers here​. This...


March 03, 2020
​ Congratulations to Sophie (1st place) and Nyah (2nd place) for their beautiful paintings! Stay tuned for news about Ms. Rivard's next art project.

30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony honours SJASD student, parents and staff

February 27, 2020
Hundreds gathered at the Victoria Inn Convention Centre on Thursday, February 20, to celebrate the 30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony, recognizing the tremendous accomplishments of children and youth with disabilities. 'The Yes I Can!' Awards are hosted by the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children to highlight the outstanding achievements of...

Pilot swim program welcomes newcomers to our community

February 27, 2020
Newcomers to Canada face many barriers when they work to navigate and establish themselves in their new country. A key value of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is respect for each other, our diversity, and our community. Both in response to feedback from the community and the existing mandates of...

SJASD undertakes The Great Kindness Challenge

February 27, 2020
Last week (January 27 – 31, 2020), the St. James-Assiniboia School Division tackled The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) at several schools in the Division, joining over 14 million students and over 15 thousand schools in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. The proactive bullying prevention initiative improves school...

2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget

February 26, 2020
​ The 2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget reports on the status of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's finances, with a focus toward continually improving our students' education while maintaining the lowest possible costs to the taxpayer. SJASD Draft Budget 2020 - 2021 ​
Public Draft Budget Consultation 2020/2021 Presentation ​​


Remind App

February 26, 2020
  Ms. Bennett, our school guidance counsellor, reminds students to sign up for the Remind App that she uses to get information out - this includes volunteer/job/scholarship opportunites as well as program information.Follow these links:  Grade 9.  Grade 10.   Grade 11. Grade 12​.

Choral Coffee House

February 21, 2020
Join us on Thursday, February 27th at 7pm in our Choral room to enjoy some great singing and refreshments. There will be a silver collection at the door, with all proceeds going to our Choral guitar fund.​ Click here​ for the promotional poster.

Registration online for a school outside of your catchment area

February 13, 2020
Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020. Parents and guardians wishing to register their child at a school outside of their catchment/Division must submit their request online. Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020.

All requests will be date and time stamped to ensure that there is a...

YMCA-YWCA Job Opportunities

February 10, 2020
​ Both our local Y and other locations throughout the city have summer and year-long job opportunities for students. Click here for more information.

The Event is Postponed Until Further Notice

February 04, 2020
​ Our premier Safe Grad fundraiser is coming up on March 14th. Tickets are $18 and will be available beginning February 10. Click here for the links to purchase tickets to either of the two shows. Grade 11 students and their parents/guardians are needed to volunteer. Click here ​for volunteer information....

SJASD Adaptive Swim Program teaches lifelong skills

February 03, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is proud to offer 60 students from the Division the opportunity to participate in the SJASD Adaptive Swim Program. The program allows students living with additional needs access a weekly swimming lessons program with a specialized swim instructor, Jodi Hutchison.
"The adaptive swim program...

Samples from our Art Room

January 28, 2020
We have some amazingly talented students. Under Ms. Rivard's guidance, they've produced â€‹some wonderful artwork. Click here​ for some samples.

Late Start Tuesdays Resume February 4th

January 28, 2020
​ Class start times are 9, 10, & 11am. Coincidentally, February 4th is also an early dismissal day, with class start times at 1:11 & 1:58. Dismissal is at 2:40.

Supporting our teachers with the new Instructional Support Team Newsletter

January 24, 2020
Building upon our Division's commitment to the growth and professional development of our employees, we are pleased to announce the launch of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's (SJASD) Instructional Support Team Newsletter . Upon reviewing the newsletter, and having the opportunity to see and hear the work demonstrated at the...


January 23, 2020
​ We're very proud of Rose, one of our Grade 12 students. She is a finalist for the Loran Scholarship, which is the largest national scholarship in Canada, valued at $100,000 over 4 years. Good luck Rose, as you travel to Toronto for the final interviews.

Grad Photo Retakes - Postponed

January 21, 2020
  Lifetouch will be here in our school sometime in early May to take grad pictures. You will be able to register for an appointment time approximately three weeks before retakes - just Click here.​ Click here​ to view the information page. Payment for photos and the grad gown rental is $60 in total,...

Advanced Placement Program to be offered at all SJASD senior schools

January 17, 2020
Striving to meet the educational needs of the community we serve, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) will be offering the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at all of its senior year's schools effective September 2023. In our commitment to providing educational enrichment opportunities, the flexibility of the AP program's structure and...

Safe Grad Pancake Breakfast

January 16, 2020
Safe Grad's latest fundraiser is a pancake breakfast at Breezy Bend on February 9th. Tickets are $15 and are available at our school or through the safe grad website.​

Yearbook Ads

January 10, 2020
​ Grad parent ads in our school yearbook are an excellent way to recognize the effort and achievement of your child and landmark a milestone in their education. You can design the ad entirely on the Jostens website, upload images and text, and make a payment in one convenient location. The deadline...

Not Receiving School Messages?

January 09, 2020
​ If you feel that you have missed any messages sent from our school reporting system, (Westwood Collegiate ( check your junk mail and save us in your contacts. 

Frozen JR.

January 07, 2020
​​ Presented by SJASD Divisional Musical Theatre from January 25 to February 1 at Westwood Collegiate.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and...

Emergent Expressions 2019

December 20, 2019
Congratulations to Mr. Toms and his dancers for staging such a beautiful show - they enthralled the sold-out audience. Click here​ to view some pictures taken by Mr. Cichosz, and Julian, a Grade 10 student here at Westwood.​

Report to the Community 2019

December 18, 2019
Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2019 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...


December 17, 2019
Congratulations to Andie, a Grade ​9 Advanced Visual Arts student. Andie was our Drawcember winner, with this awesome pencil sketch. 

Math Extra Help

December 11, 2019
​ Our math teachers will be offering extra help for all Grade 9 students, every Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch for the remainder of this semester. Interested students should report to Room 115 from 12:20 - 12:50, and can speak to Mrs. Nemetchek if they have any questions. Students in Grades...

Snowstorms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 11, 2019
Wit​h the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances to keep students safe in the cold months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all, or specific schools, and/or discontinue bus service in whole or...

Triple Tabata

December 09, 2019
  Our annual test of endurance will take place Friday, December 13th, beginning at 7am sharp. ​Toonies will be collected to be donated to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group.

Cereal Bar

December 06, 2019
Mr. Picknicki's Canadian History class greeted students with milk and cereal before school on Tuesday, December 17th, and raised over $100 which willl be donated to Keira's Crusade.​

Food & Clothing Donations

December 05, 2019
​ Our Drama department is collecting donations of non-perishable food items and new or gently used child-size winterwear - jackets, boots, hats, mittens, etc. All items will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest & Koats for Kids.

Choral Coffee House

November 18, 2019
Join us this Thursday, November 21st, at 7pm in our Choral room. You'll be entertained by our various choral groups. Admission is free - donations to a silver collection in support of Winnipeg Harvest would be appreciated.

Grad Cookie Fundraiser

November 12, 2019
If you've ordered cookies, the pickup time is Monday, November 18th from 3:30-6:00 pm.​ Please pick up at this time, as we don't have adequate freezer space in our school to store the product.

2019 WWAC Volleyball Championships.

November 08, 2019
​ Westwood is the proud host of these exciting championsip games. Click here for a link to the draws.

Remembrance Day

November 08, 2019
There will be no school on Monday, November 11th, in observance of Remembrance Day.​ School will resume on Tuesday, November 12th, School Day 1.

Thank You to our WCAAG Parents!

November 07, 2019
​ Our Westwood Collegiate Arts Advisory Group toils selflessly behind the scenes to provide support to our Arts programs at Westwood, and though their efforts are always appreciated, sometimes they're not tangible. We're taking this opportunity to showcase the fruits of their labours - these gorgeous costumes our dancers wore at our...

Drawcember is Back!

November 05, 2019
​ Our Visual Arts teacher has organized another friendly competition, and it's called Drawcember. Click here for more information, including rules, criteria, and prizes.

November Coffee House

November 04, 2019
​ Our drama students will be presenting their first Coffee House of the season on Wednesday, November 13 th at 6:00pm in our drama room. Food and hot beverages will be served while you enjoy our comedic and dramatic performances. Admission is free!

Inktober Winners Announced

November 04, 2019
​ Congratulations to our Inktober​ winners, Kat, Kaedmyn, & Alec. Students should stay tuned for information about our November art competition.

Money Club

November 04, 2019
​On the first Tuesday of every month, we will be having a professional banker at lunch​ to speak to students about financial literacy and topics specific to their age group. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students - it will be time well spent.

Grad Clothing

October 23, 2019
​ Westwood grads can now order their Grad 2020 grad clothing. Samples will be available from October 29th to November 5th before school, at lunch and after school. Items can be purchased with cash or cheques payable to Westwood Collegiate. Click here for more information.

Take Our Kids To Work Day

October 21, 2019
​ This year, it's on November 6th. All Grade 9 students have received application forms, and they need to be returned to school by October 30th. If your child has lost the form, you can click here to download a new one.

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 21, 2019
​On November 7, our three Divisional choirs will be performing at Westwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. The annual Fall Concert is a celebration of music and talent across all grade levels in SJASD. Arrive early to be sure to get a good seat. 



October 08, 2019
  ​Inktober is here again. Students are invited to submit an ink drawing for the contest - rules and prizes are displayed in our front foyer. For more information, students can stop by the office for a flyer.

National Universities Fair

October 02, 2019
​ The National Universities Fair 2019 is coming to a school in SJASD. On Thursday, November 7, the fair is being held at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Click here to see the full poster.  ​

Westwood Wear

September 23, 2019
​ Students can now go online to order a wide assortment of Westwood Clothing. Click here to be directed to the website.​ All orders must be placed by October 11th.

Lunch Classes

September 12, 2019
​ Due to timetable constraints, a lot of our Arts classes are scheduled at lunch. Students and parents are reminded that these classes need to be prioritized over extra-curricular activities and meetings. If a student wants to attend a short meeting at lunch, prior permission must be granted by the classroom...

Student Parking

September 11, 2019
Students wanting to park in our student lot must fill out an application form, and purchase a spot. Application forms are available in our office, and must be returned by Monday, September 16th, along with proof of payment. Beginning September 14th, students can go to SchoolCashOnline to pay the $40 parking fee. 

Late Start Tuesdays

September 10, 2019
​ In order to facilitate departmental meetings, late start Tuesdays will begin October 1st, and will occur every following Tuesday until January. On these mornings, class start times will be 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am.

Late Start Tuesdays

September 09, 2019
To allow time for departmental meetings, our Late Start Tuesdays will begin on October 1st. On these days, class start times will be 9, 10 & 11 am. We will suspend the late starts in January, and begin again in February.​

Community Service

September 05, 2019
To graduate with a diploma from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, students must complete at least 40 hours of community service (10 hours for each year they are enrolled in our division for high school.) Click here to access a tracking form.​

Service Dogs

September 04, 2019
Responding to the needs of our students, Westwood will be welcoming two service dogs in the near future. Click here to read a letter from our administration.​

Volleyball Referee Clinic

September 04, 2019
The 2019 St. James-Assiniboia Volleyball Referee Clinic is taking place on Tuesday, September 24 at Golden Gate Middle School. The free clinic offers registered participants the opportunity to receive their Novice Referee Certification and referee Middle School volleyball in SJASD. 

Please only sign up if you are interested in working this...

November 1st is Picture Retake Day

August 30, 2019
​ All students are required to have a school photo taken even if a picture package will not be ordered. You may order picture packages by visiting the Lifetouch website ( and using the Picture Day ID: QL029178Q0. Each student will receive a Student ID card and picture proof approximately two...

School Day Calendar

August 29, 2019
Click here to view our school division's 6-day cycle calendar.​

Blake Edwards

August 26, 2019
  Congratulations to Blake - The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada has chosen him as the recipient of the 2019 Mina Rosner Human Rights Award! His winning essay focuses on the importance of historical education for today's youth.​ Kelly Hiebert, a member of our Humanities department, was a mentor to Blake...

Back to School Info

August 20, 2019
​ Click here​ for information about paying school fees, picking up timetables, our first day schedule, and other very important stuff!​

Notice of Annual School Meetings

July 18, 2019
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. Please attend the meeting at your school. We need...

Westwood Clothing - Available until July 25th!

June 24, 2019
Students can go online now to order Westwood clothing - it will be delivered in late August or early September. Click here to start the ordering process. - the deadline to order is July 25th.

Scholar Athletes across SJASD

June 20, 2019
​ On June 20, the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference held a luncheon to recognize the achievements of Scholar Athletes at the high school level. The event was held inside the Canad Inns Fort Garry, where  athletes from the following schools were honoured: Westwood Collegiate, John Taylor Collegiate, Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
and St. James Collegiate. To receive a...

Transition Day

June 20, 2019
​ On June 24th, we will be offering our new students an informal, low-key introduction to Westwood Collegiate. Students will be welcomed into our theatre at 1:30 for a short presentation, and then will participate in a Student Council-led scavenger hunt throughout our school. We would like to stress that this...

School Supplies

June 19, 2019
​ Our teachers have compiled a list of recommended items to help make our students' school experience a successful one. Click here for the list.

Dance Awards Gala

June 18, 2019
Our Dance Awards Gala, originally scheduled for June 19, will take place in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.


June 07, 2019
​ Congratulations to Jessica - she has been recruited to play volleyball for the Red River College Rebels next year.

Grad 2019

June 03, 2019
​ Our convocation will take place at 9 am on June 25th, at the Centennial Concert Hall. Our Grad dinner and Safe Grad will follow on June 27th, at the Victoria Inn. The doors will open at 5pm, with dinner beginning at 6pm. Refer to Grad 2019 for further information.

K-12 Education Review

May 28, 2019
​ The K-12 Education Review for Manitoba is asking for input from the public. Below your will find information about the Education Review from the Manitoba School Board Association, an SJASD perspective, a listing of our local programming and also a link to the public survey. The deadline to provide feedback and...

Sports Awards Banquet

May 28, 2019
​ Every student who played on a school sports team is invited to our annual Sports Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 4th at 4:30 in the theatre. Athletes can get their ticket from the coach of the first team they played on this year. Additional tickets are available for $10 from...

SJASD Grad Pow Wow

May 23, 2019
​ SJASD is excited to host our 3rd annual Graduation Pow Wow on May 30 at John Taylor Collegiate. The Pow Wow is being held to honour the academic achievements of Indigenous students graduating in SJASD. We hope you can join us for the celebration this year. All welcome, admission is...

Dancescapes 2019

May 22, 2019
​ We invite our community to witness a night of powerful dance performances from five different schools in SJASD. Our dance programs will showcase their talent two nights in a row at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People on June 5 and 6. For specific details about each night and to...

Rosemund Wins Bronze!

May 17, 2019
​ Congratulations To Rose, one of our Grade 11 students, who was awarded a Bronze medal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, NB! Her project was titled, "An Economically Plausible Reduction of Food Waste in Kenya".

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

May 14, 2019
Heaven, ​one of our Grade 10 students, helped Team Manitoba bring home the silver medal from the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which was held in Whitehorse last week.  In addition, she also won the bronze medal for boxing at the national championships earlier in the spring. Congratulations, Heaven.

Academic Students of the Month

May 03, 2019
​ Congratulations to Lara, Jennifer, Gabby, and Meagan. These exceptional young women will graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma in June. This represents one of the highest levels of academic achievement available to high school students around the globe. Their studies will serve them well as they move on to their post-secondary...

Bike Security

May 02, 2019
We're reminding our students who bike to school that they should be locking their bikes with a u bolt lock, as chain locks are easily cut.

5th Annual High 5 Community Run

April 25, 2019
Who: The race was started as an event for students, staff and families from our High 5 community of schools (Robert Browning, Sansome, Phoenix, Lincoln  and Westwood). Over the past year, it has expanded it to welcome participants from all schools (students, staff and families) in SJASD.

What: A 5km fun run...

Divisional Choirs Concert

April 23, 2019
The SJASD Spring Concert is taking place on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church. For more details, click here. 

For the Love of the Arts

April 09, 2019
​ Once again, our Arts showcase was a resounding success. Our sincere thanks go out to our Arts teachers, our Arts parents and volunteers, and especially, to our Arts students. Your artwork and performances were outstanding.

Science Fair

April 08, 2019
​ Congratulations are extended to Rose, Jenna, & Grace, who all presented exceptional projects at our division science fair. Jenna & Grace placed first for their project entitled "Physical & Psychological Effects of Dementia." Rose earned gold for "Reduction of Food Wastage in Kenya". In addition, Rose won the grand prize...

Our Courtyard is Going to be Renovated!

April 03, 2019
​ We're excited about future renovations to our underused courtyard. Click here for our architects' plans. Our renovation project was recently featured in the Winnipeg Free Press Metro.

2019 Graduation Pow Wow

March 22, 2019
In SJASD, we are excited to host our 3rd annual Divisional Graduation Pow Wow. This year's Graduation Pow Wow will be held on Thursday, May 30 at John Taylor Collegiate. We invite our community to attend this special event and join us as we celebrate and honour the achievements of our graduating Indigenous...

Grad Photo Retakes

March 20, 2019
​ They will take place April 16th. Grads who either missed having pictures taken or who need retakes can Click here to book your appointment.

Arts Student of the Month

March 19, 2019
​ Carina has been selected as our Arts Student of the Month for Drama. Miss Thorleifson recognized Carina's creativity, collaborative skills, and not least, her "side-splitting sense of humour!" Congratulations Carina.

Academic Students of the Month

March 19, 2019
​ Congratulations to Lauren and Matthew. They were both nominated as our Academic Students of the Month for February by Mr. Penning for their exemplary work in his IB Math class. He is particularly impressed by the constant thirst for challenge and enrichment of these two academic stars.


February 28, 2019
​Our Paintuary winners have been announced! Congratulations to Grade 11 student, Monica, who submitted the portrait. Olivia, Grade 10, was our second place winner, with the sunset submission.  


February 25, 2019
Kyle had a great weekend at the Special Olympics Manitoba Winter Games. He ​competed in 5-pin bowling at the Polo Park Lanes and registered an average score of 109, winning the silver medal!


February 25, 2019
Congratulations to Rylan - he just wrapped up an exciting week at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, where he competed in wheelchair basketball. His team finished in 7th place, and as they are so young, the national coach is keeping an eye on Team Manitoba, feeling that they will be a...


February 13, 2019
​ Congratulations to our boys and girls as they represented their school with sportsmanship and skill. Our boys played a hard-fought final game, only to fall short on the last shot. After a wild-card game, our boys will be competing at provincials. Our girls also played a great game, defeated FRC...


February 11, 2019
​ Both of our JV teams emerged victorious at their tournaments on the weekend. Our boys brought home the plaque in their home tournament, and our girls won the Java Jam tournament in Brandon. Well done everybody!

Keira's Winter Klassic

February 06, 2019
Our school is a strong supporter of this fundraising event. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Care Manitoba to fight pediatric brain cancer. Click here for more information.​

Out-Of-Division Registration Opens February 19th

February 05, 2019
​ Click here to complete an online out-of-Division registration form for the 2019-2020 school year.

Tyson (Class of 2017)

February 04, 2019
Congratulations to our former student, Tyson Langelaar! He won the silver medal competing in the 1500m B Division at the International Skating Union World Cup even in Hamar, Norway. As well,  was the fastest Canadian male skater in the 1000m and 1500m events.  We're proud of Tyson's achievements in his speedskating career...

Report to the Community 2018

January 15, 2019
​Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2018 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...


January 09, 2019
​ Every morning, Tristan goes to our library on his spare to read our school copy of the Winnipeg Free Press. Prior to the holidays, he saw a contest asking youth to write in to share their thoughts on why newspapers are important. He had an extra hour, so he submitted...


January 09, 2019
​ We're proud of Cleo, a Westwood Grade 9 student, because she is going to be representing Manitoba in Archery at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta! Cleo was recently featured in The Metro. Click here to read her story.

Community Bulletin Board

December 14, 2018
​ Looking for ideas of what to do this summer? Need to find a summer camp or activity for your child? The SJASD Community Bulletin Board features upcoming events, programs, camps and courses being offered in the community all year-long that may be of interest to our students and their families. The board is refreshed...

Merry Christmas!

December 12, 2018
From your friendly Westwood office staff.​ We hope our students have a restful break and come back ready to work hard for their final exams.

Exam Week Absences

December 05, 2018
If it's necessary for a student to reschedule any final exams, the office must be notified and this paperwork must be completed and submitted to our administration.​

Christmas Cheer Board

December 03, 2018
​ Our students and teachers are in the process of assembling numerous hampers for the Christmas Cheer Board. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items, they can be dropped off during the run of Mamma Mia!

VB Volleyball

November 29, 2018
​ Our team has success both on and off the court, and was recently featured in the Metro.

Mamma Mia!

November 22, 2018
​ Mark your calendars, because our Senior Musical Theatre Company is presenting this musical from December 4th to 8th. Click here to purchase tickets. Our show was featured in the Metro!

Report Cards

November 09, 2018
​ All students will receive report cards on November 16th.

Basketball Referee Clinic

November 08, 2018
The 2018 St. James-Assiniboia Basketball Referee Clinic is taking place on November 21 at Lincoln Middle School.  We are looking for Middle School Basketball Referees for the upcoming season! The free clinic offers registered participants the opportunity to receive their Novice Referee Certification and referee Middle Years basketball in St. James-Assiniboia School Division. 


November 06, 2018
​ Our school-wide art competition, Inktober, is done and the winners have been chosen. Congratulations to Monica, Amanda, and Sophie for their wonderful ink drawings. Click here to view the winning entries.

Drama Coffee House

October 31, 2018
​ Join us on November 9th, as our Drama department presents "Comedy vs Tragedy", a collection of performances based on these two seemingly conflicting themes. Click here for more information.

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

October 31, 2018
​ The Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) and the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) present a helpful guide to talk with your child about cannabis. The fact sheet covers cannabis use, harms and risks associated, laws in Canada and other valuable resources on the topic.
Click here to view...


October 30, 2018
Congratulations to Rylan, who is a Grade ​9 student at Westwood. He was a torchbearer at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Click here for the Metro story.

Yearbook Ad for Your Grad

October 30, 2018
​ If you're looking for a creative, fun way to let your grad know that you're proud, consider putting a recognition ad in our 2018-19 yearbook. Just click here for more information.

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

October 29, 2018
The Divisional Choir's Fall Concert is taking place on Thursday, November 8 at Westwood Community Church at 7pm.
More details attached.
​Please click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

Grad Clothing

October 29, 2018
​ Grad clothing will be available to order until November 11th. Click here to access the order form.

Remembrance Day

October 25, 2018
Westwood will be observing Remembrance Day on November 8th at 11 am. Members of the public are invited to attend.​

Picture Retakes

October 25, 2018
Lifetouch photo retakes will take place November 2nd, in the morning. If students have received their ordered photos, they must return them to the photographer in order to have retakes done..


October 22, 2018
​ At Westwood, our teachers are committed to learning both inside and out of the classroom. Members of our science department have a history of being very involved in the executive of the the Science Teachers Association of Manitoba. Among other duties, the association plans the annual SAGE Science symposium, which features guest speakers and...

Drop Everything and Read

October 16, 2018
​DEAR will take place October 22. Students (and staff) are encouraged to promote literacy by dropping everything for 20 minutes anytime throughout the day, and enjoying a good read.

Westwood Clothing

October 10, 2018
Our Westwood Clothing boutique is open for business until October 18th. Purchases must be made online by going to:

Parent Symposium Cancelled

October 05, 2018
​ Please note: The Parenting Symposium scheduled to take place on October 13, 2018 at Jameswood Alternative School has been cancelled due to low registration. More information will be provided in the future for upcoming events hosted on behalf of Educational Support Services. 

2018 Election Information

September 11, 2018
The City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Board Election Day is October 24, 2018. School boards are elected in our province to carry out the planning and delivery of educational services within geographic regions known as school divisions. The Nomination Period for School Trustee candidates begins Wednesday, September 12 and ends...


September 10, 2018
​ We're proud of Michayla! This Grade 11 student has been invited to attend the Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa this October. Being interested in politics, she will use this incredible experience to develop her leadership skills, to learn about parliamentary democracy and how the government works, and how she...

Graduations Awards 2017-18

July 03, 2018
​A complete map highlighting all of the graduation award recipients in SJASD for the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations to all graduates, we are proud of your achievements!  Click the image below to view the full listing:

Summer Hours

July 03, 2018
Summer hours will commence on Tuesday, July 3 and end on Friday, August 17. Office hours for St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
As for the Media Centre inside the Professional Staff Development Centre, the summer hours are as follows:
July 3 - July 13, 2018:...

Community Service

June 26, 2018
​ In order to receive a St. James-Assiniboia School Division diploma, our students are required to to complete 10 hours per year of community service activity throughout their four years of high school. Click here for the tracking form. Graduating students need to hand in their hours to our school office by May...

Westwood Wear

June 15, 2018
Students have the opportunity to order Westwood clothing for the fall. All orders are due by Wednesday, June 27th. Pick an order form up in the office, or click here for an electronic version.​

A Record-Setting Triple Tabata is in the Books

June 15, 2018
​ 53 students, former students and staff members took part in this gruelling activity to raise almost $200 for Candlelights Childhood Cancer Support Group. Thanks to Mr. Sdrolias for organizing this event.

​School Day Calendar 2018-19

June 15, 2018
St. James-Assiniboia School Division operates on the six-day cycle. The School Day Calendar includes inservice and holiday information. Additional school specific information may be acquired from our Divisional Calendar at the start of the new school year or individual school websites.  Please see below the School Day Calendar for the upcoming 2018-2019...

Assessment Schedules 2018-19

June 04, 2018

Please see below two assessment schedules outlining provincial dates and programs for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Early and Middle Years Assessment Schedule Senior Years Assessment Schedule


June Assessments

May 28, 2018
​Our assessment schedule is finalized. Copies are available in the office, or by clicking here.

Indoor Beach Volleyball

May 14, 2018
​ Congratulations to Jayda & Jordan for winning the first annual High School Indoor Beach championship. They were undefeated in straight sets all the way to the gold medal!  

CORE Dance Ensemble

May 03, 2018
​ Congratulations to these vibrant young women in our dance program - they performed an outstanding and energetic number at the Manitoba Music Festival.

Soil Science Day at Fort Whyte

April 27, 2018
Several of our Grade 12 Biology students had a great day learning about soils and fertilizer at Fort Whyte recently.​

Bike Season is Here!

April 23, 2018
​ Because we have so many bikes in our bike racks, we want to stress the importance of keeping them secure. The WPS has recommended that students use a U-lock, as pictured, as they can't be cut with bolt cutters.

Report Cards

April 19, 2018
Report cards will be sent home with students April 27th.​


April 17, 2018
​ Congratulations to Heaven - she was selected as both the Top Rookie AND the Best Goalie at the 2018 WWHSHL awards banquet. Way to go Heaven!

CMP Coffee House

April 13, 2018
​Join our Creative Music Production class and let them entertain you at San VIto Coffee House on April 18th at 7pm. Admission is free - just buy a coffee!

Canadian Blood Services

April 05, 2018
The Life Bus will be at our school April 27th to take students 17 years and older downtown to donate blood. Those wishing to participate are asked to sign up in advance in the office.

Spring Divisional Newsletter

March 29, 2018
​The third issue of CONTACT is here! Read the latest initiatives, projects and achievements in SJASD all in one place. This issue highlights JT students departing on a mission trip to Ecuador,  Buchanan growing tower gardens, Phoenix studying the long-told stories of the sky and much more. Click the icon below to...

SJASD Basketball Highlights

March 21, 2018
The Basketball season has wrapped up and we would like to say congratulations to all teams in our Division across all levels on another great season! The past couple months have been packed with tournaments, close games, rematches, final fours and many great team/individual highlights. A special thank you to our parents,...

Grad Photo Retakes

March 20, 2018
Grad photos will take place April 17th. If students are in need of retakes, simply book an appointment time by following the Grad 2018 link under About Us.​

She's off to New Brunswick

March 20, 2018
​ We'll miss Amanda as she graduates and heads east to play hockey for the Varsity Reds. Best of luck to you Amanda!

Holocaust Symposium

March 14, 2018
In preparation for ​their Central Europe trip to study the roots of the genocide as part of the History curriculum, our students visited the Holocaust Symposium at the University of Winnipeg. They are pictured with Holocaust survivor Robbie Waisman.

2018-2019 Budget Summary

March 14, 2018
​ Please click here to view the latest media release on behalf of SJASD highlighting the 2018-2019 Budget Summary. 

She's a Lady Lynx!

March 12, 2018
​ Congratulations to Emily M., who recently signed on with the Lindenwood-Belleville hockey team for the 2018-19 school year. Read more:

Concours d'Art Oratoire

March 09, 2018
​ Congratulations to Hunter, who won a silver medal for her performance at our Divisional French speaking competition.

Special Olympics

March 06, 2018
Ethan, Kobe & Kyle had a great day last week when they snowshoed in a Special Olympics event at West Kildonan Collegiate. Next up - bocce ball!

Bus Service is Cancelled

March 05, 2018
​ Monday, March 5 - All schools in SJASD are open. Bus service is cancelled. There will be no bus service. Once again, all schools are open but bus service is cancelled for the day.

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

March 02, 2018
​ Please find below the 2018-2019 Public Budget Presentation that was shown on Thursday, March 1 at our annual Parent/Public Draft Budget Meeting at the Board Office.  Our Draft Budget presentation has focussed on how our public schools are funded through provincial grants and local taxes. Equally important is what will be...

Hands Across Portage

February 13, 2018
​ Students are invited to join us on February 27th for a discussion about human diversity and two-spirited teens. Click here for more information.

Report Cards

February 09, 2018
Report cards were handed out to all students on Friday. Returning students also received registration forms and course selection forms for next year. Please make any necessary changes to the registration forms and have them and the course selections returned to the school office by February 16th.​

Creative Music Production Coffee House

January 29, 2018
Join us February 1st at San Vito Coffee House to celebrate the end of exams, kick off the Valentine's season, and hear some great music from our students. Admission is free - just buy a coffee.​ Click here for a video.  

Mini Warriors

January 24, 2018
​ Our popular Mini Warriors program is full! Thanks so much to everyone for your interest.

Grad Photos

January 23, 2018
​ Lifetouch will be here February 12-16 to take grad photos. Appointments (students are reminded to choose an appointment time during a spare), and payment can be made online. Simply go to Grad 2018 under About Us for instructions. For an information sheet from Lifetouch, click here

Career Fair

January 09, 2018
​ Our Career Fair will take place January 16th. To view an information poster, click here.

Exam Schedule

January 08, 2018
Our Semester One exam schedule is finalized. Click here to view it.​

Late Start Tuesdays

January 08, 2018
​Our late start Tuesdays will be suspended until after exams to allow for more instruction time. The first late start of the second semester will be February 6th. Early dismissals will continue as scheduled - the first and third Tuesday of each month. See the divisional calendar under About Us for more...

Online Phys Ed

December 11, 2017
Students are reminded that Grade 11 & 12 Online modules are due by December 22nd. For more information, go to Athletics under Programs & Services.​

Triple Tabata Registration

December 11, 2017
​ If you'd like to participate in Mr. Sdrolias's gruelling Triple Tabata, go to this link:

Grad Clothing

November 29, 2017
​ Back by popular demand, our grad clothing is available until December 3rd. It's easy to order - just go to the Grad 2018 link under "About Us".      

Camryn & Randi

November 28, 2017
​ Congratulations to these two talented young women! They placed 1st & 2nd respectively in the NATS Contemporary Music Competition at CMU. Both Westwood students won scholarships and Camryn earned the opportunity to sing with the WSO at the New Music festival in the spring.

Courtyard Renovation

November 20, 2017
We are beginning the process of consulting with staff, students and interested others regarding the renewal of our ageing courtyard in the middle of our school. ​(We're thinking big, but being realistic.) If you have any recommendations or ideas and would  like to have some input, contact our Vice Principal, Sarah...

It's Going to be a Blast!

November 17, 2017
​ Don't miss Rock of Ages - as you can see from our dress rehearsal, you won't be able to stay in your seat - you'll be transported directly back to the '70s! Purchase tickets here:

Gowns for Grads

November 17, 2017
Westwood is proud to partner with Gowns for Grads by fundraising and being a drop-off point for gently used gowns, shoes and purses. Items can be dropped off at any time in our school office.​

Champion Speaker

November 16, 2017
​ Rosemund competed at the National Public Speaking competition hosted by the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Having first won the intermediate age category of public speaking at the provincial level, the 16 provincial winners were invited to compete for one of two spots...

Reading Buddies

November 16, 2017
​ Our school has partnered with Sansome School in Reading Buddies. Our students are really enjoying going to Sansome twice a week to read with the little ones.

CTV Player of the Week

November 13, 2017
Our Girls' Hockey goalie is a star! Heaven, who is only in Grade 9, was honoured by CTV this week. "Congratulations to Westwood Warriors # 1, Heaven M., who had a stellar week, stopping 35 out of 36 shots in their close 2-1 victory over CSLR Renards and two days later...

Grad Clothing

November 13, 2017
Grad clothing will be on sale via our online store from November 13 to November 22. Students will be able to view clothing samples before school and at lunch in front of our school office. Go here to order clothing: ​   ​

Remembrance Day at Westwood

November 09, 2017
​ Members of the public joined us November 9th to honour our war heroes. Whether they were cadets, buglers, pipers, or members of our Choral, Drama or Dance departments, our students took centre stage in the ceremony.

Inktober winners

November 01, 2017
​ Congratulations to Michayla, who won first place with a portrait, and Rebekah, who placed second with her wings picture in our Inktober art competition.

Rock of Ages Tickets

October 26, 2017
If you love Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister & Steve Perry, you won't want to miss this show!  Starting November 1st, click on one of the following links to purchase tickets:   Dec. 1, 2017     Sat Dec 2, 2017 - ...

Caribou Math Contest

October 25, 2017
    We are so proud of Josh & Bentley - Josh scored 1st in Manitoba and 6th out 1500 IN THE WORLD in the Caribou Math Contest! As well, Bentley scored 4th in the province in the same contest. Westwood Collegiate is promoting problem solving in mathematics with the formulation of grade level...

The Facts About Mumps

October 24, 2017
With winter just around the corner, the provincial government has provided schools with some facts about mumps and its methods of transmission. Click here for a letter from our government, and click here for a mumps factsheet.​

Warrior Walk for Awareness

October 23, 2017
On the afternoon of Monday, October 30th, we will be participating in a walk to raise awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Students are encouraged to wear pink and bring a dollar ​to donate to the cause.

Take Our Kids to Work

October 19, 2017
It's November 1st this year. All Grade 9 students were given brochures which need to be filled out and returned to their English teachers as soon as possible.​

Blood Bus

October 16, 2017
Students 17 years and older are invited to sign up in the office to take the Blood Bus to Canadian Blood Services on Thursday, October 26th at 12:45. They will donate blood then be returned to school. ​

Anime Club

October 12, 2017
Our new anime club meets every Day 3 in the Art Room, and is open to any interested student! ​

Students of the Month

October 10, 2017
​ Congratulations to our IB Diploma students, who were selected as our Academic Students of the Month for May. Your longs hours of dedication and study haven't gone unnoticed. Best of luck to all of you in your future endeavours.

2016-17 Yearbooks

September 29, 2017
Our yearbooks are in, look great, and are ready to be picked up in our school library. Spread the word!​

Grad Rings

September 20, 2017
​ Jostens will be here at lunch on October 12th! Pamphlets are available in the office for students.

Terry Fox Run 2017

September 14, 2017
Our annual Terry Fox Run will take place September 18th, during period 2. Students are asked to donate  one or two dollars to this worthy cause.

Picture Retake Day

September 12, 2017
​   School pictures were taken September 12th. If you'd like to order photos online, the Picture Day ID is QL027178Q0. Retakes will be the morning of November 2nd.

Grad 2018 Parent Meeting

September 08, 2017
  Our first parent committee meeting was September 13th. If you were unable to join us, please click on the link below and take a few minutes to complete the form to indicate your interest in helping out with Graduation 2017-18 fundraising events.

Annual School Meetings 2017-18

July 17, 2017
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. We need your input and ideas!  Please click here to...

Class of 2007 Reunion

June 28, 2017
It's coming! 
You are warmly invited to Westwood Collegiate's Class of 2007 reunion! 
Please come to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and celebrate the past 10 years.  Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Location: Park West Inn (beside the Dale) 525 Dale Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3R 2J8
Time: Doors...

2017 Skills Manitoba Competition

April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, more than 475 students from across the province gathered at Red River College (both campuses) to compete in the 20th Annual Skills Manitoba Competition.    SJASD students from Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate attended the event. While some students went to gain experience and learn more...

Safe Schools Forum

April 25, 2017
Safe Schools Community Forum, "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures"
As part of our commitment to keep our schools safe, St. James-Assiniboia School Division hosts a Safe Schools Forum once every two years.

On Wednesday, April 12, our Division teamed up with local organizations to present the 2017 Safe Schools Forum "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures."...

Science Fair Special Awards Report

April 24, 2017
​ S t. James-Assiniboia Divisional Science Fair 2017 Special Awards Report The 51st Annual SJASD Divisional Science Fair took place on April 5th, 2017 at George Waters Middle School and St. James Collegiate. The special award winners are listed below.  Top Project Awards
The Top Project award is presented to a project in Grade 3, 4, and...