News & Events

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

January 31, 2022

Celebrating Black history in Canada through tessellation and portraiture

Timed to open at the start of Black History Month, NWSS art students are getting to share their tessellation and portraiture work in a new way this year: starting February 2nd (and running through to June 19th), the black and white depictions more

January 26, 2022

Board statement: Williams Lake First Nation announces findings of 93 possible graves

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

Yesterday we watched with heavy hearts as the Williams Lake First Nation shared the findings from their investigation of a portion of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School 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