Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”


The students at Westwind Public School will blow you away! They participate in a variety of activities to augment life at school and in the community. Junior students demonstrate leadership through participation in basketball, soccer, bordenball, volleyball, cross country running, skipping, badminton and track and field. For art enthusiasts, there is an opportunity to participate in the Westwind Choir, drama, dance and craft clubs. Giving back to our local community is one of our school goals and Westwind students are keen participants in all school initiatives. Examples include: the Terry Fox Foundation, Mitten and Food Drive, Milk Bags for Haiti program and Jump Rope for Heart. Our students demonstrate caring and leadership through their ongoing involvement as bus monitors, lunch monitors, kindergarten helpers, recycling monitors and reading buddies. In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge student contributions in our classrooms, through school announcements, newsletters, website, assemblies, our principal’s report to school council, and end of the year ceremonies.


Westwind Public School staff members are dynamic and caring professionals. Our team brings a wealth of talents and interests to our school and these enhance the learning environment and opportunities for our students. Our staff members have continually demonstrated leadership through all of the opening tasks at Westwind. The Westwind staff actively participates in Board-wide professional development initiatives as well as school-based professional growth activities. Each and every member of the Westwind Public School team works to provide the best possible care and support to our students. The staff always demonstrates integrity, good humour and collegial support with one another. Their dedication and professionalism is recognized individually and in school newsletters, on our website, at assemblies, in morning announcements, with letters of thanks, through performance appraisals, at school council meetings and by the positive comments and appreciation of our parent community.


Our parent volunteers contribute a commendable number of hours in support of our school, by working in our classrooms and library, accompanying our students on field trips and by organizing a bi-monthly Pizza program, a monthly snack program as well as a daily milk/juice program. They fundraise through such initiatives as the Westwind Annual Coin Drive and Art is Everywhere. A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to our volunteers. We acknowledge the great work of our School Council, parents and volunteers through the school newsletter, on the website and at council meetings. Currently our School Council is working on fundraising to support field trips and arts/cultural presentations for our students.

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