Jan 07


Follow the link to information below for  all new Primary students registering for 2015



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Apr 29


Park West School has a new Diversity Statement. This document is a statement of our beliefs and values, and is intended to guide our daily practice. It’s a definition of what we, as a school community, believe we are and aspire to be. Cultural competence is enabled when we institutionalize cultural knowledge. This occurs when practices, policies, and programs change. Our Diversity Statement was created by our school diversity team (consisting of staff members) under the leadership of Ms. Spencer (YMCA Newcomer Support Worker) and Ms. Graham (EAL teacher). Here at Park West School we continue to nurture a culture of acceptance. We not only celebrate diversity….we embrace it. Diversity presents itself with many different faces. Those different faces are represented in our students, their families, our staff, and our community.


Diversity is a significant part of the fabric of Park West School. Our school’s mission is to build a school community where we learn from, celebrate, and embrace our diversity, creating a culture of acceptance. Park West is strongly committed to ensuring a sense of community in which every member is safe, valued, respected and treated with dignity. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life where knowledge generates understanding and understanding generates acceptance. We envision a school that welcomes everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, family structure, socioeconomic level, culture, age, sexual orientation, language, and physical or mental abilities. We want Park West students to emerge “culturally proficient,” equipped to thrive in a rapidly changing world with open hearts, open minds, a sense of their own value, and a commitment to affect positive change.

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Apr 29

We love our school volunteers…..

Halifax Regional School Board

Student Protection Procedures
Approved: December 16, 2003
Revised: March 25, 2015
3.0 School Volunteer and Visitor Responsibilities

3.1 Prior to volunteering with the Halifax Regional School Board, all volunteers will provide:

3.1.1 Provide a completed Child Abuse Register Search or completed Child
Abuse Register Request for Search (Form A) which can be found at:
This search must be updated every three years;

***Copies of both documents must be on file in the school office.

3.1.2 A certified and true copy of a criminal records check completed in the
three months preceding volunteering. This check must be updated every
three years.

3.2 In any instance where an invitation to volunteer or conduct any other activities in the Halifax Regional School Board’s schools has been given and the criminal
records check or child abuse register search indicates that the volunteer could
pose a risk to students (i.e., the person has a criminal record for acts of child
abuse or is found to be on the child abuse registry), the invitation to volunteer or
conduct other activities shall be withdrawn immediately.

3.2.2 It is the responsibility of any board volunteer, after having completed the
screening process, to contact the school principal should they be subject to
an investigation or conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Mar 12

Park West Yearbooks for Sale!!!!

2014-2015 YEARBOOKS



A Galaxy of PAWSibilities….

Your friends. Your school

Can be ordered at office

$25.00 or cheque payable to Park West School

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Mar 02

Safety First

Safety First:   For the safety of our students and staff (and everyone who visits our school) all drivers on our grounds are expected to follow these guidelines:

• No parking in the traffic loop (except in the four designated visitor parking spots)
• No parking in Fire Lanes.
• A “Drop Off” zone is provided in the traffic loop for a QUICK drop-off or pick-up of students. Do not stay stopped or parked in the Drop Off zone. Move to the front of the Drop Off zone as far as possible when dropping off or picking up.
• Drop off and pick up students at curbside in the Drop Off zone, not in the middle of the traffic loop.
• Drive slowly. The maximum speed posted is 15 km per hour.
• Be aware of the marked cross walks. Stop when necessary for pedestrians to cross.
• Do not park in or drive through the staff parking lot.
• Visitor parking is available at the south end of the building (adjacent to the garbage compound).
• School buses always have the right-of-way in the traffic loop. At no time should vehicles impede the movement and parking of school buses on school property.
• Handicap parking spaces are only to be used for those with permits displayed.

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Sep 30


Want to stay connected to Park West Twitter?  Simply send a text message,

follow  ParkWestHRSB

 to 21212

and recieve Park West Tweets to your mobile device via text message.

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Sep 17

Our School Newsletter – PWS UPDATE

Our school newsletter – PWS UPDATE – will be published approximately every two weeks. It will be the only item sent home from school printed on yellow paper. Printed copies will be sent home with the youngest student in each family. It will be posted on the school website. You may also wish to receive it electronically via e-mail. If you wish to be among the first to receive the latest editions of our school newsletters by having it sent to your e-mail address simply e-mail your request to Mr. Carter at dcarter@hrsb.ca   We urge you to read each edition thoroughly and to keep past issues for reference. Here at Park West we value good communication. We are striving to keep you informed and involved. 

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