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Early Learning Advisory Committee

In 2006, when the Ministry of Education expanded the mandate of school districts to include early learning, the District Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) was established. Since early childhood was relatively unchartered territory for the District, an invitation to join the committee went out to members of the New Westminster Early Childhood Development Committee and Douglas College’s Early Childhood Development Department to support the District in the development of a District Early Learning Vision. The committee explored:
“What we Know” about effective early learning practices;

“What we Believe” about early learning;

“What we Want” for early learning in our school district and our community; and, ”

“What we Do”, which resulted in a plan of action that the District would initiate.

This process resulted in the development of the District Early Learning Vision. Each year this vision is reviewed and based on existing realities, priorities for the coming year are established.

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School Spirit starts here: Qayqayt lights some fireworks!

School Spirit starts here: Qayqayt lights some fireworks!

The whole school was in on it - and the result was Fireworks! École Qayqayt Elementary School launched a school wide “Lip Dub” video of every student singing that is as fun to watch as it clearly was to make... more

A Rotary Gift of Literacy for Fraser River Middle School

A Rotary Gift of Literacy for Fraser River Middle School

It is a big help if you are a brand new school starting up a brand new “Learning Commons” to receive a $5,000 gift in support of literacy.... more

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

October 2016 - Student leaders at New Westminster Secondary School this year launched the largest number of clubs at the high school yet - a record-breaking 51 clubs that run the gamut from peace and justice, to math and STEM clubs, to jewelry making and Lego building... more