News & Events

May 11, 2022

Budget Recommendations for the 2022-23 school year

First: thank you to the over 1000 of you who took your time to share your thoughts and reactions in our budget consultation survey! We appreciated hearing where you felt the priorities laid out in our 5-year strategic plan continue to be… more

May 4, 2022

Students and salmon: Howay learning at Hume

For some of the excited kindergarten to grade 2 students from FW Howay, the bus ride alone had them all aflutter.

Afterall, it was a real fieldtrip: a first since the pandemic. And it included a school bus ride! All for a morning of… more

April 14, 2022

New Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement: details and survey

As part of the Province of British Columbia’s commitments to truth, reconciliation and anti-racism, the Ministry of Education will be implementing an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement for all students. The proposed model for the new… more

April 12, 2022

Ministry of Health: School Food Guidelines survey

The Ministry of Health is reviewing and proposing updates to the School Food Guidelines that set the standards for foods that are sold, served or provided through school meal programs, cafeterias, vending machines, fundraisers and more. They are… more

April 11, 2022

2022-23 Budget Consultation Survey

Dear parents, caregivers, staff and students,

As a District, the New Westminster Schools team is working on building our 2022-23 budget recommendation for the Board of Education to consider, and we want to hear from you on whether you… more

March 16, 2022

StrongStart: expanding how we support our youngest learners

From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more rapidly than at any other age of their lives. And in a typical year, that learning has included socialization with other kids and adults – from pre-school or day care options, to… more

March 4, 2022

Skwo:wech Elementary to open after Spring Break!

Dear students, parents and caregivers,

With slightly qualified excitement, we’re reaching out to share good news!

We are currently on track to receive our occupancy permits for the new Skwo:wech Elementary, in time for us to do… more

March 2, 2022

Turn down the heat!

Did you know that most of our buildings are heated using natural gas? And that, by turning down the heat by only a few degrees, we can reduce the gas we use and reduce our carbon dioxide emissions? That’s one small action we can take to… more

March 1, 2022

Parent tips: talking about war and conflict

As adults we are watching the news about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfold with so many mixed emotions, but so too are some of the kids around us. Whether they’re young and hearing clips of the media we’re engaged with, or if… more

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