News & Events

April 15, 2021

Condemning threats against our Board Chair

At New Westminster Schools we welcome healthy debate and discussion on the important issues that affect our students, schools and community. It’s how we engage, grow and learn.

But there is zero tolerance or space for reactions that… more

April 12, 2021

Safe outdoor use of school grounds

As we look to the warmer weather coming, we’re all excited to spend a little more time outside.

And while we recognize that in other years this shift in season provides a great opportunity to chat with other parents at pick up and drop… more

April 2, 2021

Confirmation of changed mask guidelines

I want to follow up on the letter sent earlier this week, around the updated guidelines for mask wearing in schools. We now have the official language in place: confirming the anticipated guidance on who needs to wear masks and when, and with a… more

March 30, 2021

Update: mask guideline changes

As you likely heard yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer has updated the recommendations around mask use in schools … to add another layer to the protections that are built into the comprehensive health and safety plans that are keeping our… more

March 12, 2021

Giving back. Giving love.

All around Qayqayt Elementary there are little hearts on the walls and doors, marked with kind and uplifting comments … hearts made by students who were inspired to show their community a little extra love, as they took on the… more

March 11, 2021

Thanks as we head into Spring Break

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since students left on the Friday before Spring Break, but were then asked to stay home longer as the first wave of COVID-19 started to really… more

February 24, 2021

Pink Shirt Day … a celebration of lifting each other up

Across all New Westminster schools today, there was an unusual blush to the sidewalks, playgrounds and hallways … as kids and staff of all ages adorned various shades of pink to participate in Pink Shirt Day.

This day stands as a… more

February 19, 2021

Update to Fraser Health’s COVID-19 notification process

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

I’m writing to let you know about a change to the COVID-19 notification process – a change that will go into effect next week.

As Fraser Health continues to hone their process as we… more

February 4, 2021

Enhancements to K-12 Health and Safety Guidelines

As you may have heard, today the Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside, and the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, held a joint press conference to announce updates to the health and safety guidelines for K-12 schools. We’re… more

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