News & Events

November 2, 2022

Oath of Office: the new Board of Education

On the evening of November 1st, 2022, the new elected and reelected members of the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools gathered at the School Board Office to be sworn in and take their Oaths of Office.

Joined by senior district more

October 24, 2022

Halloween Considerations

Oct 24th, 2022 – As Halloween approaches and people prepare their costumes, we wanted to provide you with a few quick reminders about safety and appropriate costumes at school.

Halloween can be an exciting holiday for many young more

October 20, 2022

Elementary card contest: supporting Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

We’re so excited to be partnering with Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation this year to help design their holiday card, through an elementary school, district-wide drawing contest!

This contest is open to students at any New more

October 18, 2022

Registration for 2023-24 school year starts November 7th

We are getting ready to register new students who will be joining the district for the 2023-24 school year, and wanted to share important information in case this applies to your family.

The below outlined more

October 14, 2022

Keeping Kids Safe with the White Hatters

Last week the White Hatters, an online safety group dedicated to keeping kids safe, spoke to grade 6 to grade 8 students at all three of our district’s middle schools. The goal was: to help kids use the internet smartly and help them unlock more

September 27, 2022

Supporting students and families: our Affordability Fund plan

On August 29th, 2022 the Provincial Government announced the creation of a one time Student and Family Affordability Fund, intended to support BC kids and families affected by recent inflation and cost of living challenges. In New Westminster more

September 23, 2022

Orange Shirt Week: learning alongside each other

Two years ago, our Board of Education voted to extend Orange Shirt Day into Orange Shirt Week, a week-long observance dedicated to learning about the history and continued impacts of residential schools. At New Westminster Schools, we will be more

September 15, 2022

FuelUp Lunch Program launches Sept 20

As class assignments have settled and we’re back into the swing of another great year of learning, our partners at Simply Foods are getting ready to start creating meals and delivering on our FuelUp school lunch program.

For those who more

September 13, 2022

School closure: Mourning of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Dear students, staff, parents and caregivers,

As announced today, in the Premier’s statement on the national day of mourning to mark the Queen’s funeral, the Province of BC will be following the lead of the federal government in more

September 12, 2022

Air quality advisory: strategies to keep us safe

This weekend all of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley had an Air Quality Advisory in place, due to high concentrations of fine particulate matter. These particulates in the air were primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning both in nearby more