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
June 7, 2022
A red ribbon day at Skwo:wech Elementary
The celebrations around the new Skwo:wech Elementary continue as the school hosted a formal red ribbon event yesterday!
A small group of community leaders, staff, students and parents filled the gym and enjoyed a series of short speeches… more
April 20, 2022
Climate Action in action
At every school in our District there are many amazing examples of how educators are working hard to get kids learning about and engaged in Climate Action initiatives: from the community gardens kids are tending at our schools to the bees hives… more
March 8, 2022
Building their business sense: young women as entrepreneurs
Grade 8 student Jianna DeJesus said she felt scared at first, but learning how to use the drills and saws got much more comfortable as she and her group moved through the process of creating wooden necklaces to sell at the Fraser River Middle… more