About Us - Safe & Caring Schools

Safe and Caring Schools

New Westminster Schools is committed to creating and maintaining a respectful, welcoming and nurturing environment for all staff, students and families. Why? Because learning and growing is impossible if you don’t first feel safe and welcome. And we take that very seriously.

Incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation and other types of serious misconduct are addressed in ways that restore or strengthen relationships. At New Westminster Schools, we foster positive school cultures and strives to ensure that every child, youth and adult has the opportunity to be and feel their very best when learning with us.

Safe and caring school environments are free from acts of:

  • bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, threat and intimidation
  • violence of any form
  • verbal, physical or sexual abuse
  • discrimination in any form
  • theft
  • vandalism

Safe and caring school environments do not tolerate the presence of:

  • intoxicating or banned substances;
  • weapons (or replica weapons) and explosives; and
  • intruders or trespassers

How do we achieve all of this? Through layers of policies, teaching opportunities, support networks, tools and resources, we are working to build and deliver on the systems and practices kids, families and our staff can count on to keep them safe.


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Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

A tale of three (award winning) teachers

A tale of three (award winning) teachers

Celebrating the achievements, as recognized by three outside organizations, of some of the amazing teachers who work in New Westminster: Carmen Woo, Kristie Oxley and Barb Paul. more

Good things are happening 2019-2020

Good things are happening 2019-2020

It was a year full of successes, challenges and adaptation ... and the amazing things that were achieved last year have laid the foundation for this big year we're walking together in now. more

The FAQ’s on schools, COVID protocols and more

The FAQ’s on schools, COVID protocols and more

You have questions. Here are the answers. (And if you can't find it here, send us an email and we'll add to this page through the year.) more

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