News & Events

August 26, 2020

Home & Online Learning … defining the alternatives to in-class

Schools are the best places for students to learn. But we also know there are many reasons families need options. We've worked hard to look at every option and build in as much flexibility to our plan as we can – including proudly expanding our programs and adding whole new offerings. more

August 18, 2020

Planning the return: timelines and what’s to come

August 18th update from Superintendent Karim Hachlaf outlining key dates, speaking to what the plan will cover and inviting people to join in one of the upcoming Townhall opportunities to have their questions answered. more

July 29, 2020

September return to full-time instruction for most

Students in both elementary and middle schools will see a full return to classroom time in September. All students attending NWSS will also return to in-class instruction at that time, with more details coming later this summer on what that will look like. more

June 26, 2020

A year of adaptation and community spirit

Thoughts, reflections and highlights of an unprecedented time: Superintendent Karim Hachlaf on the take-aways of the 2019/2020 school year. more

May 5, 2020

RCAP return to Columbia Square

Beginning September 2020, the Royal City Alternate Program will be moving back to the school district’s New Westminster Columbia Square location, where it will be co-located with the POWER Alternate Program and the New Westminster Online Program. more

April 30, 2020

NWSS delay of completion

Due to COVID-19 related issues, we’re disappointed to share the news that the replacement building under construction at New Westminster Secondary School will not be ready for the previously projected opening. more

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Good Things are Happening: 2021-22 in review

An amazing list of projects, achievements and learning opportunities from the 2021-22 school year that's set the foundation we move forward from. more

The beat and birth of a drum

All three of our middle schools collaborated around a power lesson, with additional opportunities for Indigenous students to get hands-on cultural teachings and experiences. more

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

Key findings and recommendations from our justice, equity, diversity and inclusion consultants. more