News & Events

November 5, 2018

No Stone Left Alone: Students remember

They were young, as we are young

They served, giving freely of themselves

To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,

To carry their torch and never forget.

We will remember them.

Students place poppies on the more

November 2, 2018

Beyond letter grades: A culture shift begins

Measuring what matters: New ways of supporting students in their learning journeys…

Most educators agree: the  conversation has begun. Can we move beyond  letter grades  – spawned in the industrial era – to improve more

October 29, 2018

Musical Madness Plan B: The band plays on…


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Band and choir students contributed to a fundraising marathon Saturday, featuring five hours of non-stop music,  with $13,000 in donations pouring in by mid-afternoon – well on the way to meeting the more

October 24, 2018

Newly elected school board takes the helm Nov. 6…

The previous Board of Education approved New Westminster Schools’ vision, mission and values in spring 2018, providing a foundation for the work of newly elected trustees in setting the district’s strategic more

October 1, 2018

Celebrating Our Teachers…

To our Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

On behalf of the Board of Education and district staff, we would like to take the opportunity on this special day to celebrate and thank you for your hard work as “the heartbeat more

September 10, 2018

Breaking ground for the future now

Pictured here: The official groundbreaking for our New Westminster Secondary School replacement  –  with grade 9 students who will be the first to graduate from the $106.5 million state-of-the-art school after it opens in September more

September 10, 2018

Taking Reconciliation to heart

Students at F.W. Howay elementary school participate in a school-wide Powwow Dance as part of their annual Aboriginal Week celebrations…

Highlights of our Learning Journey 2017-2018
Living Cultures…

July 2018 – It’s more

September 9, 2018

Edcamp New West: Teachers launch conversations for national change

Engage Indigenous Perspectives: Students, educators and community members are invited to be part of the conversation for national change September 29, 2018…Sign up for Edcamp New West…


Engaging Indigenous more

September 6, 2018

A sign of excitement: School’s back!

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It’s back to school across the district – and at Queen Elizabeth Elementary in Queensborough, everyone’s ready…

Welcome Back! Students share stories, play with friends, and start a new year of more

July 10, 2018

Supporting learning achievement for all

All children are welcome and safe at New Westminster Schools thanks to the adoption of a Sanctuary Schools Policy in 2017…

Highlights of our Learning Journey 2017-2018

Good news for learning…

Empowering educators to better more