Westminster Secondary School
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|Westminster Secondary School|
|230 Baseline Road West
London, Ontario, N6J 1W1
|Motto||A Proud Past, A Promising Future.|
|School board||Thames Valley District School Board|
|Principal||Mr. Keith Baia|
|Colour(s)||Black and Gold|
|Team name||Westminster Wildcats|
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Westminster is administered by the Thames Valley District School Board. Approximately 750 students attend the school in South West London, in grades nine to twelve, plus a co-op program.
The school mascot is the wildcat. Westminster is known for the strength of its various programs, which include drama, visual arts, their award-winning model United Nations club and boys' basketball.
In April 2006, the Westminster U.N. club, led by Mr. Smith, head of the history department, took home two major awards at the year-end meet. Both, Best Sr. Delegation, and Best Jr. Delegation were taken home, won by John Benbow and Ali Hassan respectively.
In May 2006, the students and staff hosted a Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Wildcat students and staff raised over $20,000 in a pursuit to find a cure for cancer.
In April 2012, Westminster held its annual campaign raising approximately $5000 for pediatric cancer research.
In the 2008–09 school year, the senior boys volleyball team reached the W.O.S.S.A.A. Championships, a feat which had not been accomplished in 15 years.
In 2009, the Senior Boys football team defeated their arch rivals to win their first game in more than 25 games. A week later, the team shut out Holy Cross for their first shutout.
In 2012, the Varsity Football team made it to the TVRAA Varsity Semi-Finals, only to lose to the eventual league champions.
In 2015, the Junior Boys Volleyball team made it to the W.O.S.S.A.A. Championships, and brought home the gold. With an outstanding 29-27 win in the 5th set.
- Brad Marsh: former NHL hockey player
- Craig MacTavish: former NHL player and Edmonton Oilers Head Coach (2000–09)