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West Vancouver, BC V7V 3E3
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In an atmosphere of mutual respect, West Bay inspires, encourages and challenges students to become active, compassionate lifelong learners within their local and global communities.
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Aug 10, 2016

Great Year Ahead!

Posted by Judy Duncan

The summer holiday serves as a wonderful time to relax, have fun with family and friends, and enjoy the lack of routine (including making lunches). I hope you all had a terrific break no matter which part of the world you may have explored. The Olympic Games are always a welcome distraction and the Summer Games in Rio were no exception. I watched with enthusiasm, cheering on our Canadian team, yet hoping all athletes had personal best performances after years and years of hard work and dedication. Surely these Games inspired youth from all parts of the globe to follow their dreams.

Jun 28, 2016

It's 'Only' Elementary School...

Posted by Judy Duncan

I often hear people sharing how the festivities to acknowledge Grade Seven students leaving elementary school are ‘too much’. After all, it’s only elementary school, not high school graduation! Although I understand this sentiment, I disagree. Last Friday we said good-bye to 58 Grade Seven students, some of whom had been coming to West Bay for ten years if you include two years of preschool. This is rather a significant chunk of time in one’s young life – twice as many years as high school! But it is not the length of time that is important, it is the myriad of learning opportunities that prepares young learners for life that really matters.

May 16, 2016

Calm Down! The Importance of Emotional Self-Regulation

Posted by Judy Duncan

I was one of the 31.2 million viewers watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on January 9th, 2016 in the AFC Wildcard Game. I am fairly certain that most viewers thought the Bengals had the game in hand with less than two minutes to play. However, as is often the case in sport, the unexpected happened. Consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Bengals put the Steelers in field goal position and Pittsburgh kicker had no problem kicking through the uprights for the victory. In a matter of seconds, the Steelers advanced to the next round of playoffs and the Bengals were suddenly on vacation.