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May Events: Jazz Night, Trades Info, Digital Media Education for Parents – and more!

May’s a busy month around New Westminster Schools: so students, parents and guardians: mark your calendars! Some highlights:

Coming up May 12: NWSS Jazz Nite

A Night of Big Band Jazz Music in a cabaret-style setting!

Featuring award-winning musicians of the New Westminster Secondary Jazz Department in the biggest fundraiser of the year before they head off to Havana Cuba.

Join us for a night full of swing and Cuban grooves – thanks to fantastic music played by the talented young musicians of the NWSS music department.

  • With a cash bar. snacks, dancing, prizes and more.
  • At Sapperton Pensioners Hall, May 12, 7 p.m.
  • Tickets:$20. Kids 10 and under and younger siblings of jazz students FREE.
  • See: Brown Paper


May 24th: Parent Education Night: Technology, Youth, and Social Media Awareness

With Guest Speaker Jesse Miller from

All parents and guardians are welcome to the New Westminster Secondary School Library May 24, from 7- 8:30 p.m. to hear Jesse Miller speak on social media awareness, internet safety and online content evaluation.

Jesse Miller is a national speaker who has presented to hundreds of schools, non-profit groups and companies across Canada.  Miller leads exciting and educationally sound social media conversation that promotes active and relevant dialogue with students.

It’s a great opportunity to support our youth as they prepare for life after secondary school.

If your child is in grade 8 through 12 you won’t want to miss this event!  Come on out!


On May 30: Youth Work in Trades $1000 Award Info Night

Are you enrolled or thinking of enrolling in any of our apprenticeship programs at New Westminster Secondary School  – such as our Carpentry, Chef or Plumbing programs or our Skills Exploration 10 to 12 program?

Have you started working in a trade-related job – for example, in construction or restaurant food prep?

If so, you and your parents are invited to come and find out how you can earn course credits for paid apprenticeship jobs – along with a $1,000 award.

Our Youth Work in Trades $1000 Award Info Night is taking place:

  • Wednesday May 30 at 6-7:30 p.m
  • NWSS Library


May 30:  Raising Digitally Responsible Youth


What do parents need to know to protect kids and teach them responsible use of technology?


Check out this free event: “Raising Digitally Responsible Youth,” at Richard McBride Elementary, 331 Richmond St. 6:30-8pm.

RSVP here.Topics to be covered include:

    • the most current apps and trends in your kids’ social media lives.
    • learning how to pick your battles
    • understanding current research on brain development and technology
    • tips and tricks to use at home.


Supported by the BC School Superintendents Association, Safer Schools Together, and the BC Government.