News & Events

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

January 11, 2021

Black Shirt Day: a commitment to being anti-racist

At New Westminster Schools we are proud of the rich and diverse backgrounds our students, staff and families represent. And we’re committed to celebrating that diversity, while we foster and build more inclusive environments. But we also… more

January 6, 2021

Consultation and suggestions: McBride’s re-naming

The background and policies guiding re-naming McBride

We’re so excited to see the new school being built at Richard McBride Elementary … as the new space will benefit students and the community in many ways. And the fresh building… more

January 5, 2021

Programs of Choice: Info nights for parents

At New Westminster Schools, we’re proud to offer our families multiple Programs of Choice … as we work to connect students and their parents with the educational path that best suits their needs and learning styles. Options available… more

December 16, 2020

Winter Break: gratitude and well wishes

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers, Staff and the New Westminster community,

As we head into the Winter Break and bring this unprecedented year to a close, we do so with much gratitude for all we have managed together.

For all of… more

December 1, 2020

Opportunity to consider learning options

Dear parents and caregivers,

We’re now about a third of the way into this unusual school year … and we’re seeing our routines are now well settled as life has become a bit more normal, in this new way.

When it comes to our… more

November 30, 2020

Occupancy on the new NWSS!

We have reached an important milestone in the build of our new New Westminster Secondary School, and wanted to share that with you … as promised when we announced the delay last Spring.

Today, with excitement, we are happy to share… more

November 9, 2020

Winter weather – getting prepared

In preparation for the possibility of severe weather conditions, we would like to remind you that all schools in New Westminster School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during the colder and potentially snowier weather this winter… more

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