Features & Resources

September 11, 2023

Good Things are Happening: 2022-23 in review

The 2022-23 school year was another big one for students, staff and the whole New Westminster Schools community … with continued stories about our district’s growth, and one full of the celebrations centred around student successes more

August 23, 2023

New Ministry K-12 Reporting Policy

Over the last few years our district has been moving over the new Kindergarten to Grade 12 Report Policy, under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Child Care. Parents and students will have seen this as many report cards have shifted more

May 31, 2023

Centred in unlearning and learning: Indigenous focused Pro-D

We can not teach what we do not understand. And understanding is as much a personal commitment as it is a professional one.

That’s why a recent professional day saw teachers, CUPE staff members, administrators and district staff all more

April 22, 2023

Green learning in the great outdoors

Our students show up as learners in their own unique ways. Some kids enjoy storytime. Other kids want to get their hands messy during a good art project. And some kids wanna work with a buddy!

This Earth Day (and this year), the dedicated more

March 8, 2023

Meet Melanie: the District VP for Safe and Caring Schools

This International Women’s Day, we’re profiling a new leader (and the work she’s doing) in our district: Melanie Smith, District Vice Principal for Safe and Caring Schools.

Melanie is a recent addition to the leadership more

February 15, 2023

New Skwo:wech mural: honouring the land and bringing hope to students


On a cold and crisp winter day, students at Skwo:wech Elementary were slowly drummed into the gymnasium to gather in the round, to share appreciation and questions about a new art piece that’s adding brightness and hope to more

August 30, 2022

Protocols and practices: Health and safety measures for the 2022-23 school year

Health and safety will always be a top priority here at New Westminster Schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, here are some of the health and safety protocols and expectations that will continue to keep our schools as safe as more

August 22, 2022

Good Things are Happening: 2021-22 in review

In their end of year letter, Chair Gurveen Dhaliwal and Superintendent Karim Hachlaf shared their admiration and gratitude for all that we were able to achieve together in the 2021-22 school year … a year that was marked by continued more

July 18, 2022

Three Staff Standouts

There are a million ways to measure the impact educators and staff members have on students: those moments a student lights up in the midst of a lesson, the safety they show when they talk to a trusted adult, or perhaps a new skill they feel more

June 14, 2022

The beat and birth of a drum

It started with an idea. It involved a powerful book and some cultural learning. And it ended in the start of a new community connected through the beat of a drum.

This project was a collaboration across the leadership at all three middle more