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October 28, 2021

Seamless day child care in New Westminster Schools

October 29, 2021 – Starting in January an exciting new pilot project will kick off at Qayqayt Elementary: Seamless Day Child Care.

This Ministry of Education funded pilot will allow us to test a new model: before and after school more

October 27, 2021

Statement on staff vaccine mandate

As you may know, for the last number of weeks our Board of Education has been engaged in in-depth discussions, consultations and work to consider whether or not a vaccine mandate for staff could or should be introduced in New more

October 27, 2021

Halloween considerations

October 27, 2021 – As we approach Halloween at the end of this week, we wanted to provide you with a few quick reminders about safety and appropriate costumes at school.

We know that Halloween can be a wonderful time of year for more

October 15, 2021

Kindergarten and new student registration for 2022-23

As we continue to hone and improve the way we welcome new students and families into our District, we have made some changes to our registration process and timelines, affecting the 2022-23 school year.

The below outlined information is more

October 8, 2021

Learning at the centre of Orange Shirt Week

If you’re a parent or staff member at a New Westminster school, you’ve received a few emails likely about Orange Shirt Day (and what was our first Orange Shirt Week, as we work to create more substantial opportunities to honour and more

October 8, 2021

Introduction and reflection from our new District Vice-Principal for Indigenous Education

Some of you may know Connie Swan from her work with our Indigenous Education Team over the last year. We’re excited to announce that she has stepped into an important new role in the District, as she is now the District Vice-Principal for more

October 4, 2021

Students show heart for health care workers

When a local retired teacher reached out with an idea – feeling like health care workers were receiving a bit too much flack (with protests outside hospitals) and not enough love – our students answered!

The idea: create a Bouquet more

October 1, 2021

Updated mask requirements for K to 3

Today the Provincial Health Officer announced a change to the mask and facial covering requirements that BC schools are working under, extending the previous orders to now include students in kindergarten through grade 3.

Effective more