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​WEST BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3175 Thompson Place
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3E3
T: (604) 981 1260
F: (604) 981 1261
School:westbay@wvschools.ca
District:info@wvschools.ca​​

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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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.

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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.

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Apr 10, 2016

"The Road Less Traveled"

Posted by Judy Duncan

​Youth today must make many key decisions throughout their high school and post-secondary years which impact not only their education journey but their pathway through life. There are amazing opportunities in our world today for our youth to pursue. This abundance of choice is wonderful, yet given the pressures they must feel to find a pathway that leads to a fulfilling life, decision-making must surely be challenging.

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