Mr. Akyol – Vice Principal’s Message

Posted September 13, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

My name is Ibrahim  (Alex) Akyol and I am the new Vice Principal of Westwood Public School. Over the past 12 years, I was a teacher and Vice Principal in the Toronto District School Board. I am very excited to be joining the Upper Grand District School Board. As the new Vice Principal of Westwood Public School, I am thrilled to be working with many dedicated, innovative and caring staff members, parents and students. Each day is filled with new experiences, learning opportunities, and the ability to make someone’s day better; many days it is the students who make our day a little brighter. Whether you’ve been a part of the Westwood family for many years like some of our parents, or if you’re brand new, like me, you will feel like you’re at home. The warmth and friendliness of the staff and students are second to none. We work hard together!

Learning is central to everything we do. As a learning community, every member of our family is a life-long learner. As a staff, we continuously seek to improve our practice and support students in the best ways possible. Our students are challenged to reach their potential and soar high in their achievement.

The students at Westwood are offered many opportunities to explore their interests and investigate new ideas. We offer numerous clubs, activities, and sports for our students to participate in. Many of our students are involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities that allow them the opportunity to grow at their own pace in a safe and nurturing environment. Our list of clubs, activities and other extra-curricular offerings are broadened each year in hopes to have something that interests every student.

I have high expectations for your child, but that requires your help. Your support will not only help your child be successful this year but will instill good study habits that will last a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you and building meaningful relationships with every stakeholder to support all learners. My best wishes to everyone for a successful 2019-2020 school year!

Best Regards, 

Ibrahim Akyol [Vice-Principal] Westwood Public School

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.   Malcolm X 

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