Multicultural Day

Tomorrow is Westmount’s annual Multicultural day. The students will rotate through a variety of multicultural activities in the morning, with P-2 participating from 9-10:20. Grades 3-6 will participate in the workshops from 10:25-11:55.

In the afternoon there will be an assembly consisting of a variety of multicultural presentations. You are welcome to join us from approximately 1:30-2:30 in our gymnasium for this wonderful assembly.

Strings Night 2016

Thursday evening Westmount students joined over 1000 other Grades 4-12 strings students from across HRSB to perform at the Halifax Forum. It was a extraordinary night of music!  We are so proud of our strings students. Thank you to Mrs. Pecknold for her dedication to the strings program and her students learning at Westmount.

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NS International Student Program

Westmount Grades 4-6 students enjoyed a very engaging performance by our visiting students from China as part of the Nova Scotia International Student Program.  Students learned what school was like for them and learned a ping pong dance that is incorporated into their school day in China.

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Multicultural Day 2016

Westmount Multicultural Day is coming soon. Friday May 20th we will have a day of learning and celebration. We are looking for performers and workshop helpers for this day. Do you have a song, dance, or other art form that you can perform or do a workshop on to share with our school community? If so please contact our YMCA settlement directly at

Please see attached link below for information in Arabic.

Multi-cultural Day Arabic notice


Building Community: Families helping Families

There has been tremendous community support and an outpouring of kindness in welcoming all of our new families. One of our classrooms have been transformed into an area where new families can come, meet each other and get some things that they require. This is one example of Westmount and the West end families and community reaching out to each other, working together and supporting each other. Building this connectedness within the community is so important. We would like to extend a sincere thank you for all the donations and helping hands over the past few weeks. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive and caring school community.







Excel Registration 2016-2017

Families who are interested in registering their children in EXCEL’s recreation program for the 2016/2017 school year are encouraged to mark the following important dates on your calendars:

April 25th – Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 25th current participants of the 2015/2016 EXCEL program may submit an application for the coming school year via the online application system; by email; or by fax. Current participants will receive a letter beginning April 18th identifying a user name and password providing them exclusive access to the online application system. Current participant families that have additional siblings that will be registering for the first time with EXCEL may register all eligible children in their family during this early registration period.

May 2nd – General Registration begins for all EXCEL Before and/or After school programs at 8:00 a.m. on May 2nd. Applications may be submitted via the online system or the EXCEL office at 25 Alfred Street, Dartmouth. Individuals paying by Pre-Authorized Payment, MasterCard or Visa ONLY may register on-line.

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Getting to Great Survey

Welcome to another year of Getting to Great, Halifax Regional School Board’s school improvement survey. The Getting to Great survey provides an opportunity for students in grades 4-12, all parents/guardians, all teachers, and support staff to share information that will help us improve schools. Your voluntary participation in this survey will help us to identify the strengths and areas for growth at our school. This will enable us to enhance the opportunities we provide for students to learn. Your input is valuable in helping us make improvements that will directly impact your child’s learning and school experience.

The online survey is available from April 4th– 29th 2016. Please visit the website: select Westmount Elementary School to start the survey. You are welcome to complete a survey for each of your children attending our school. Please remember, all survey information is anonymous and is not used to evaluate individuals. At the end of the survey, you will find space to make any additional comments you wish to share with us anonymously.

Thank you for your participation; your input is very important to us!


Parent teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher meetings will be held during the afternoon and evening of Thursday April 14th from 1-4 pm and again from 6-8 pm. A notice will go home today indicating time frame preferences. Please fill in the form and return to your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible. In return, classroom teachers will send home notice to confirm your 10 minute interview time. We look forward to meeting with you next week to discuss your child’s progress.