Reluctant Readers

Reluctant reader is a nice term for people who don’t like to read. But according to our teacher Mr. Darling, a reluctant reader is just a reader who hasn’t found the right book yet.

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‘Twas the Night Before School Starts


‘Twas the night before school and all through West Bay,
Not a teacher was sleeping not even Ms. A;

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Summer Top Ten

The summer is here and summer holidays are just a few days away! Here are ten things to make sure you do this summer.

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New Math

I often get asked about “new math.” What is it? How do you teach it? How are our kids doing? My answer is that there is no such thing as new math.

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One Word Challenge

What one word would you choose to represent your hopes for 2018?
Last year my one word was ‘patience‘.

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Let’s Play

I feel like I have some unfinished business. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the amount of time allotted for children to play in elementary schools and how important it is for parents and educators to ensure ample play time is built into a child’s day.

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Taking the Plunge

At the start of the 2016, I reflected on our accomplishments throughout 2015 and shared my thoughts in a blog post.

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Teachers Make a Difference

Today is World Teachers’ Day. In 1994, October 5th was proclaimed World Teachers’ Day, a day to recognize and honour teachers for the contributions they make in classrooms every day.

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Creating A Thinking School

As we launch a new school year, it is my hope that it is one full of joyful learning. The West Bay staff enthusiastically looks forward to welcoming students back to school.

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Educational Transformations

Over the last several years, there have been significant changes to both the BC Curriculum and the BC Ministry’s requirements for how schools and districts report student achievement.  

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Online applications for 2019-2020 will be accepted as of 8am on Monday, October 15, 2018. Read more
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