West Northfield Elementary School

South Shore Regional School Board

Record #: MDL0081
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016
Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2014


Located In West Northfield
Where To Find Us
6 Victoria Acres Dr
West Northfield, NS B4V 5C7
Areas Served Branch LaHave ; Northfield ; Pine Grove ; Sweetland ; West Northfield


Website www.wnes.ednet.ns.ca/
E-Mail wnes@ssrsb.ca
Phone 902-541-8220
Contact Deanna Rawding, Principal
Alternate Contact Nancy Eisnor, Administrative Assistant
Fax 902-541-8221

Description & Services

Our School has beautiful grounds. In the front of our building we have fruitful gardens - rewarding us with produce used in our cafeteria and in our breakfast program. Our most recent addition has been our high bush blueberry trees. Flowers, tended by family members, line our front entrance.  
We have three very active playgrounds. Grade P-2 students enjoy the smaller equipment, and recently received a new double slide. Grade 6 students will organize street hockey games for the young students at lunch on occasion. Grades 3-6 students can be seen climbing on structures, swinging on swings, engaged in grueling soccer matches, playing beach volleyball on our new court, or shooting some hoops on the basketball court.  
Large windows in our classrooms afford a view of our surrounding green space. Ah, the trees! Our school serves approximately 145 students from Grades Primary to Grade Six. 
In addition to regular school events, West Northfield Elementary is also used by a variety of community groups. These include the Twirlettes majorette group, the Dynamo gymnastics group, as well as other community groups. Parents play a major role in the enhancement of our school life. Volunteers can be found helping in our breakfast program, in our classrooms and in our cafeteria. Our WNES Parent Teacher Association and School Advisory Council are very active and supportive. In our school there are seven active classrooms, an office, resource rooms, a multi-purpose room, a peace room for quiet time, a library, a cafeteria, a Music room and a good-sized gym.  
Students at West Northfield Elementary School have lots of opportunity to get involved in sports such as soccer and basketball, as well as many clubs such as:  
- Peer Mediation: Peer Mediation is a conflict resolution program that is in place on the Primary to Grade Two playground. Older elementary students receive training on how to help other students resolve minor conflicts. 
- Skipping Club - Triple C Club - Chess, Cards and Checkers - Leggo Club - Drama Club - Dance club - Choir At West Northfield Elementary, we are On Track for Learning!  
Students learn about expected behaviors in the various school environments, and are very good at staying on track. We celebrate the behavior of students from each class at our end of the month Assemblies.
Eligibility Grades Primary to Grade 6