News & Events

December 6, 2021

Discover New Westminster Schools

Are you new to New Westminster Schools?
Interested in what our schools are offering students and families?
Want to find out about one of our Programs of Choice?

January 10th – 14th, 2022 will be Discover New Westminster Schools more

December 3, 2021

Winter weather procedures for possible closures

In preparation for the possibility of severe weather conditions, we would like to remind you that all schools in the New Westminster School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during the colder and potentially snowy or icy weather this more

November 24, 2021

Skwo:wech Elementary: delay of open

The following letter has been shared with the Skwo:wech Elementary School community, as it pertains to the replacement school being built on the site. 


Dear students, parents, caregivers, staff and community more

November 22, 2021

Travel and fuel restrictions

Updated Dec 1, 2021: Fuel and travel restrictions have been extended until December 14th, as per provincial orders. Events and travel will continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and we continue to encourage everyone to do their part more

November 5, 2021

No Stone Left Alone

On a wet and cold November day 350 students and their teachers filed along the sidewalks of New Westminster. 260 from Skwo:wech, 90 from Herbert Spencer.

The grade 2-5 students filled the roadways through the centre of Fraser Cemetery more

October 28, 2021

Seamless day child care in New Westminster Schools

October 29, 2021 – Starting in January an exciting new pilot project will kick off at Qayqayt Elementary: Seamless Day Child Care.

This Ministry of Education funded pilot will allow us to test a new model: before and after school more

October 27, 2021

Halloween considerations

October 27, 2021 – As we approach Halloween at the end of this week, we wanted to provide you with a few quick reminders about safety and appropriate costumes at school.

We know that Halloween can be a wonderful time of year for more

October 15, 2021

Kindergarten and new student registration for 2022-23

As we continue to hone and improve the way we welcome new students and families into our District, we have made some changes to our registration process and timelines, affecting the 2022-23 school year.

The below outlined information is more

October 4, 2021

Students show heart for health care workers

When a local retired teacher reached out with an idea – feeling like health care workers were receiving a bit too much flack (with protests outside hospitals) and not enough love – our students answered!

The idea: create a Bouquet more

October 1, 2021

Updated mask requirements for K to 3

Today the Provincial Health Officer announced a change to the mask and facial covering requirements that BC schools are working under, extending the previous orders to now include students in kindergarten through grade 3.

Effective more