News & Events

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

April 28, 2022

Statement following comments made at April 26th Meeting of the Board

Trigger warning: Sexual Assault


To all students, parents, caregivers and staff,

At this week’s meeting of the Board of Education, a student representative from the SEAS Club (Safety Education Advocacy and Supports) more

February 7, 2022

Diversity and inclusion: the work done and what comes next

To all in the New Westminster Schools community,

News and events over the last few weeks have again highlighted the continuing need we have to address diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives: from the tragic recent news shared more

January 26, 2022

Board statement: Williams Lake First Nation announces findings of 93 possible graves

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

Yesterday we watched with heavy hearts as the Williams Lake First Nation shared the findings from their investigation of a portion of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential 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

September 27, 2021

City & District: Working together to support the arts in New Westminster through Massey Theatre transfer

City and School District: Working together to support the arts in New Westminster through Massey Theatre transfer

New Westminster, Sept 27, 2021 – The City of New Westminster and New Westminster Schools (School District No. 40) are more