Features & Resources

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

February 10, 2022

Physical literacy: getting kids moving

If you’re a parent or anyone who works with kids, you know how important it is to get kids moving. Whether it’s about burning off extra energy, getting blood flowing, or just moving our bodies through the day, it can all improve more

November 23, 2021

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

The drivers and goals

In the Spring of 2019, the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools took a formal stand against the wave of racism and discrimination that was dominating news cycles in Canada and the US, alongside other organizations more

October 8, 2021

Learning at the centre of Orange Shirt Week

If you’re a parent or staff member at a New Westminster school, you’ve received a few emails likely about Orange Shirt Day (and what was our first Orange Shirt Week, as we work to create more substantial opportunities to honour and more

October 8, 2021

Introduction and reflection from our new District Vice-Principal for Indigenous Education

Some of you may know Connie Swan from her work with our Indigenous Education Team over the last year. We’re excited to announce that she has stepped into an important new role in the District, as she is now the District Vice-Principal for more

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