News & Events

April 11, 2024

New Westminster Schools will welcome Mark Davidson as new superintendent this summer

New Westminster, B.C. – New Westminster Schools is excited to announce Mark Davidson will join the district as its new superintendent, starting July 8.

“After an exhaustive search, Mark Davidson stood out as a current superintendent more

April 10, 2024

Changes coming to New Westminster Schools’ school space guiding principles

Changes are necessary to New Westminster Schools’ guiding principles that direct how the district manages short term capacity for enrollment growth. The proposed changes include clearer, more detailed language on enrollment priorities at both more

March 18, 2024

Good Things are Happening District Newsletter – March Edition

Good Things are Happening at New Westminster Schools!

This new newsletter highlights exciting developments and achievements taking place at our schools and within our district throughout the year. We know our staff and students work hard more

February 27, 2024

Join us for the annual WALK30 challenge!

WALK30 is a friendly competition designed to encourage and inspire everyone to establish a daily walking routine, promoting overall health and wellness. The objective is for participants to walk for 30 minutes daily over 30 days, tracking their more

January 31, 2024

Statement on Administrative Procedure 520 and school-raised funds

The District understands discussions about the review of Administrative Procedure 520 and the transfer of funds from the New Westminster Secondary School musical theatre department have generated a lot of interest and concerns amongst parents and more

January 23, 2024

Board of Education Announces Interim Superintendent

New Westminster Schools is delighted to announce retired superintendent of schools Sylvia Russell (no relation to board chair Maya Russell) will join its team as interim superintendent on April 1, 2024. She will take over on that date from Karim more

January 19, 2024

Schools open – January 19, 2024

Please be advised district schools are open today. Please exercise caution when travelling to and from school as roads and sidewalks remain

January 18, 2024

Schools remain closed – January 18, 2024

Please be advised district schools remain closed today, January 18, 2024, due to freezing rain forecasts and road conditions.

For more information:

  • Visit our Snow events, winter procedures, and school closure

January 17, 2024

Schools closed due to snowfall – January 17, 2024

Please be advised district schools are closed today, January 17, 2024, due to significant overnight snow accumulation.

For more information:

  • Visit our Snow events, winter procedures, and school closure more

December 18, 2023

Message from the New Westminster Board of Education and the Superintendent

Dear students and families,


Your Board of Education wishes to congratulate Superintendent Karim Hachlaf on being selected to lead Burnaby Schools as their superintendent, beginning April 1st 2024.

Karim has provided more