News & Events

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

February 7, 2022

Diversity and inclusion: the work done and what comes next

To all in the New Westminster Schools community,

News and events over the last few weeks have again highlighted the continuing need we have to address diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives: from the tragic recent news shared 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

January 19, 2022

Skwo:wech Build Update

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers and Staff,

Last night the Board of Education was given a formal update on the work that’s being done to finish the new Skwo:wech Elementary School. We wanted to share some of that news with more

January 17, 2022

Discover New Westminster Schools – meeting links

Thank you to the almost 650 students, parents & caregivers who joined us for our Discover New Westminster Schools Week sessions! It was full of great questions and lots of excitement for what the 2022 school year will more

January 6, 2022

A safe return from Winter Break

Dear students, parents and caregivers,

As we prepare for the full return to in-person learning on Monday, January 10, I wanted to share some important information and updates with you.

Throughout this week, in addition to supporting more

January 6, 2022

Schools closed due to winter weather

Thursday, January 6, 2022 – Due to the extreme winter weather conditions and overnight accumulation affecting the areas around our schools and the routes to them, all New Westminster Schools are closed today, to keep both staff and students more

December 30, 2021

Extension to Winter Break and COVID enhancements

Yesterday the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministry of Education announced that there will be a delayed return to school — to allow more time to introduce enhanced safety measures — as local and provincial authorities work with districts more