Kindest Class in Canada

Ms. Friesen’s Grade 2/3 class has been nominated as being the Kindest Class in Canada!  A contest, through the Depths of Comfort website – a platform we use to help support social and emotional learning –  had students exchange kind notes to each other.  The criteria was not just based on the number of exchanges, but more, the quality and sincerity of the comments students shared.

This contest was sponsored by Pizza Hut and the whole class will be getting a pizza party!  In addition, there will be a class recognition on Global News on Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 8:40 a.m.

Please tune in so you don’t miss hearing about the Kindest Class in Canada, right here at Salmon Arm West!

Here is the link to watch the broadcast:

Health & Safety

The staff at Salmon Arm West has put a lot of thought into the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members, students, and parents.  Please go to the links below to see our the school and district health and safety protocols for the 2020-2021 school year.

All staff with be reviewing this document on September 8th and September 9th, 2020.  All students will be learning about how to keep themselves and others safe on September 10th and September 11th, 2020.  Safety protocols will be regularly taught and reviewed with students as needed during the year.


Safety Plan-SAW-2020-2021


Safety Plan-District-Stage 2

Circle of Courage


Salmon Arm West has adopted the “Circle of Courage” as a framework for teaching and learning.  It provides a way of understanding the links between well-being, behavior, and learning.  It helps us to be proactive rather than reactive in our work with learners.  We will be exploring the quadrants of Belonging, Independence, Generosity, and Mastery.

These times demand courage from all of us and we are in this together.