News & Events

June 29, 2022

Admiration for all we’ve achieved together

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

As we bring another year of learning, connection and growth to an end, we want to extend our gratitude to everyone in our school communities.

To all students, thank you for sharing your more

June 22, 2022

Queen Elizabeth Elementary Expansion: Information Session

All members of the New Westminster community – district-wide staff, students, parents, caregivers and other interested community members – are invited to join us for a drop-in Information Session about the proposed, 13 classroom, Queen more

June 17, 2022

Indigenous Trades: a sneak peak for students

As students look to the future that awaits them past the doors of our schools, the possibilities are truly endless. But sometimes the best way to navigate endless choice can be to better understand what some of the concrete options really more

June 13, 2022

Refreshing International Education

As one of Canada’s first International Education programs, we have a proven track-record of welcoming students and families to New Westminster. And, we look forward to continuing to build on that legacy and the opportunities this offers all more

June 9, 2022

Update on our work to address gender-based harassment

Over a year ago a group of NWSS students raised troubling concerns around gender-based harassment and assaults, speaking to how that has impacted some students when at school. As the Board of Education has previously commented on, “While we more

May 25, 2022

Innovation Fair: funding new learning ideas

In October of this school year, 20 groups of educators from across the District came together to make their pitches to the Innovation Grant “judges.” Each group made their case for the project they wanted to pursue, the strategic more

May 11, 2022

Budget Recommendations for the 2022-23 school year

First: thank you to the over 1000 of you who took your time to share your thoughts and reactions in our budget consultation survey! We appreciated hearing where you felt the priorities laid out in our 5-year strategic plan continue to be more

May 4, 2022

Students and salmon: Howay learning at Hume

For some of the excited kindergarten to grade 2 students from FW Howay, the bus ride alone had them all aflutter.

Afterall, it was a real fieldtrip: a first since the pandemic. And it included a school bus ride! All for a morning of more

April 25, 2022

Building a better tomorrow through art: Inclusive Education art show

It’s a first ever: a cross-district art exhibit that celebrates the work of students with diverse needs! Students from NWSS will be displaying their work, alongside students from high schools in both Burnaby and Vancouver.

On Friday more

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

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