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Welcome

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Highlights

A year of big moments.
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We're a place

where students love to learn
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Mini-makers

Design-thinking starts here
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Joining hands

for Reconciliation
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learning achievement for all
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Breaking ground

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Discover with us! Engage. Learn. Grow.

New Westminster Schools has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, learning styles and needs.  Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners so they will have the skills and competencies they need to be productive and successful citizens in a rapidly changing world. We’re also proud to be building a state-of-the-art, $106.5 million home opening in 2020 for one of BC’s largest high schools. Visit for more.

Events & Announcements

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November 16, 2018

552 Days: The countdown to a new high school begins

As of Thursday, it was 552 days to the finish line in completing a replacement for New Westminster Secondary School. "We're on budget and on schedule," said Grant Lachmuth, Chief Project Officer... more

November 8, 2018

A packed house celebrates new trustees…

It was a proud moment for school trustees and their families - who packed the house this week to celebrate a newly elected Board of Education... more

November 5, 2018

No Stone Left Alone: Students remember

Richard McBride Elementary School students place poppies on the headstones of fallen soldiers, answering the call this week to carry a torch and remember... more

News & Features

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October 2, 2018

Beyond letter grades: A culture shift begins

The conversation has begun: Can we move beyond letter grades to improve student learning? More than 800 educators and staff gathered to explore that question... more

September 10, 2018

Breaking ground for the future now

With two brand new schools underway or about to start and a major seismic upgrade for another, it’s a major leap forward not only for safe schools – but for state-of-the-art education at New Westminster Schools... more

September 10, 2018

Taking Reconciliation to heart

Out in the field at École Lord Tweedsmuir elementary school, 350 students are standing in a cool spring rain. The last note of a drumming song has faded - and in the silence, each student places a rock in their new garden riverbed.... more

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