News & Events

December 18, 2023

Message from the New Westminster Board of Education and the Superintendent

Dear students and families,


Your Board of Education wishes to congratulate Superintendent Karim Hachlaf on being selected to lead Burnaby Schools as their superintendent, beginning April 1st 2024.

Karim has provided more

September 27, 2023

Board Statement: Trustee Status Update

September 27, 2023

At the September 26th Board of Education public meeting, I provided the following update regarding Trustee Dee Beattie:

Trustee Dee Beattie has resigned her position on the Board of Education. She informed the more

June 29, 2023

Another exciting year: big learning, small moments, lasting memories

Dear students, parents and caregivers,

It’s the end of another exciting year here at New Westminster Schools. What’s been clear this year is that our return to more typical learning environments has renewed the energy in our schools, more

June 16, 2023

Update on Twitter allegations: Board requesting Trustee Beattie resign

Trustee Beattie has advised me that she is taking a medical leave from her role as Trustee, which is provided under the School Act.

The Board met today to discuss her conduct and the appropriate next steps. The Board is requesting Trustee more

June 15, 2023

Statement: Accusations of inappropriate tweets

Today, there were public allegations made against Trustee Dee Beattie. The claim made by a local parent is suggesting that Trustee Beattie has been using a fake Twitter account to make inappropriate comments about or towards members of our wider more

June 1, 2023

In our schools and out in our schools: Pride Month

June launches the start of what is considered “Pride Season” in Canada – with cities and regions all across our country celebrating throughout the summer months.

Here at New Westminster Schools, Pride flags will be going up at each more

January 26, 2023

A three year agreement: CUPE 409 and District ratify new contract

To the members of our school community,

On behalf of the Board of Education, and alongside Dave Bollen, President of CUPE 409, we are very happy to announce that a new CUPE contract has been settled in our district. The Board of Education more

December 14, 2022

Happy Holidays New Westminster

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers, Staff, and the New Westminster community,

As we head into the Winter Break and bring this calendar year to a close, we do so feeling grateful for all the work and learning that’s happening.

This more

November 2, 2022

Oath of Office: the new Board of Education

On the evening of November 1st, 2022, the new elected and reelected members of the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools gathered at the School Board Office to be sworn in and take their Oaths of Office.

Joined by senior district more

May 6, 2022

Board letter of support for local family facing possible deportation

To the Honourable Ministers Marco Mendicino and Sean Fraser,

As we get ready for Mother’s Day, the New Westminster Board of Education wants to reiterate our unequivocal support for a local mother, and for her husband and child who were more