Our School Story

Westwind is a vibrant, active school with  351  students.  It is situated in the Steveston area of Richmond and is a close knit community of families who generously support their children and school. Many families have multiple siblings who have attended Westwind from Kindergarten through Grade 7. We even have some parents who attended our school! The transiency rate is very low, we receive very few new students throughout the school year and very few families leave the community. Many of our students participate in the strong community hockey, lacrosse, football, gymnastics, softball, soccer, dance and track programs offered in Richmond. 

Through our staff observations, conversations with parents and students, we have noted a need for students to have opportunities to learn and demonstrate social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

To this end, we have developed the acronym SPIRIT (Safe, Positive, Inclusive, Respectful, Involved, Team Playing)