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May 12, 2021

Stepping out: Walk30 hits New West

If you think you’re seeing a few extra people hitting the pavement around your home, you’re not imagining it: Walk30 has launched again!

The annual New West and Burnaby health promotion campaign challenges people to walk… more

May 10, 2021

Survey: Diversity and Inclusion

Almost a year ago the Board of Education made a commitment to engage in developing a stronger mandate around anti-racism – through both policy and learning opportunities.

This work is happening under the leadership of Ravinder Johal, our… more

April 29, 2021

Welcome home New West

We wish we could invited you in … to wander the bright new hallways and explore the amazing new learning spaces. We wish you could feel that sense of “wow” as you step into the Grand Commons for the first time. And we’re… more

April 28, 2021

Liaison Officer Program comes to an end

Dear students, parents and caregivers,

On behalf of the Board of Education, I wanted to reach out to share some news following last night’s Board Meeting.

As you know, the Child and Youth Liaison Officer program has been on hold… more

April 15, 2021

Condemning threats against our Board Chair

At New Westminster Schools we welcome healthy debate and discussion on the important issues that affect our students, schools and community. It’s how we engage, grow and learn.

But there is zero tolerance or space for reactions that… more

April 12, 2021

Safe outdoor use of school grounds

As we look to the warmer weather coming, we’re all excited to spend a little more time outside.

And while we recognize that in other years this shift in season provides a great opportunity to chat with other parents at pick up and drop… more

April 2, 2021

Confirmation of changed mask guidelines

I want to follow up on the letter sent earlier this week, around the updated guidelines for mask wearing in schools. We now have the official language in place: confirming the anticipated guidance on who needs to wear masks and when, and with a… more

March 30, 2021

Update: mask guideline changes

As you likely heard yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer has updated the recommendations around mask use in schools … to add another layer to the protections that are built into the comprehensive health and safety plans that are keeping our… more

March 12, 2021

Giving back. Giving love.

All around Qayqayt Elementary there are little hearts on the walls and doors, marked with kind and uplifting comments … hearts made by students who were inspired to show their community a little extra love, as they took on the… more

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