General School Calendar 2023-2024

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year … we’re excited for all the opportunities this year will bring.

You may download a PDF of the New Westminster Schools’ 2023-24 Calendar here

2023-2024 School Calendar at a Glance


Schools Open (partial day for Elementary and Secondary Schools) Tuesday, September 5
Non-Instructional Day Monday, September 18
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Monday, October 2
Thanksgiving Day Holiday Monday, October 9
Non-Instructional Day Friday, October 20
Remembrance Day Monday, November 13
Non-Instructional Day Tuesday, November 14
Winter Vacation December 25, 2023 – January 5, 2024


Schools Reopen Monday, January 8
Non-Instructional Day Friday, February 16
Family Day Holiday Monday, February 19
Spring Break March 15 – 28
Good Friday Holiday Friday, March 29
Easter Monday Holiday Monday, April 1
Schools Reopen Tuesday, April 2
Non-Instructional Day Friday, April 26
Victoria Day Holiday Monday, May 20
Non-Instructional Day Tuesday, May 21
Last day of school for students Thursday, June 27
Administrative Day Friday, June 28

Approved and Future School Calendars

The School Act and the School Calendar Regulation require that proposed school calendars be made available for public comment before being considered for adoption. The process of public comment for the 2024-2025 school year calendar took place on Tuesday February 13, 2024. Below is a copy of the approved calendar for the 2024-2025 school year

While school districts may develop school calendars for up to three years, only the proposed Winter and Spring Break dates for the 2025-2026 school year have been identified and can be viewed below: