News & Events

May 18, 2017

Heartfelt Sorrow: Lethal street drug takes life of student

May 29, 2017 - New Westminster Schools is devastated after a 16-year-old female high school student died of a drug overdose and a second student was hospitalized on Friday. Both were victims of what police warned... more

May 18, 2017

Making music with Ukuleles and Friends…

Students at École Qayqayt Elementary School are making music with 30 ukuleles and a whole group of after-school friends thanks to a new program supported by local community organizations. more

May 12, 2017

Gold Medal Baking with Shoshawna Patel

For Shoshawna Patel, a cake is an artist's canvas. The New Westminster Secondary School grade 12 student won gold in the baking category at the Skills Canada BC competition in Abbotsford last month. Now she's off to Winnipeg... more

May 11, 2017

May Day in the Park 2017: You’re Invited!

This year will mark the 147th May Day celebration in the City of New Westminster, with the school district event at Queen's Park taking place Wednesday, May 24th. Students, their families, and community members are invited... more

May 9, 2017

Join the Action! Hyacks in Motion May 13th!

Families, classes, teams, individuals! Join the action this Saturday at Queen's Park in New Westminster for the 4th Annual Hyacks in Motion Family Run/Walk. You can register online now for the 3 km run/walk or sign in at the park... more

May 1, 2017

NWSS hosts first on-site blood donor clinic

For New Westminster Secondary School Principal John Tyler, it was time to bite the bullet. Tyler gave blood for the first time ever Thursday - inspired by the determination of the students who organized the drive, and the fact that the Canadian Blood Services clinic was situated right at the school... 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