Alternative Education Week

Westgate is distinctive in having its entire student body participate in outdoor or study tour activities during the week following exams in June.

Grade 6 students pack up their bags and head out to an overnight retreat centre. Grade 7-9 students enjoy campouts in provincial parks. Grade 10-12 students can participate in a Study Tour when one is offered, a Marsh and Mountain Club trip (commonly alternating between cycling, hiking and canoeing), a service venture, yearbook editing, or a variety of sessions that take advantage of events and activities in or near the city. These are considered instructional days and as such, attendance during these school days is compulsory.