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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

January 20, 2022

Home Learners Program application window opens

On Monday January 24th we will be opening the application window for another of our Programs of Choice: the Home Learners Program.

The Home Learners Program is run out of the Hume Park Learning Centre, and offers students in kindergarten… more

January 19, 2022

Skwo:wech Build Update

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers and Staff,

Last night the Board of Education was given a formal update on the work that’s being done to finish the new Skwo:wech Elementary School. We wanted to share some of that news with… more

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