Features & Resources

September 30, 2016

Restoring friendships, starting in our schools: Orange Shirt Day

Grade seven students Gursimrit Badyal and Miranda Baron opened their hearts to the stories they learned in school of young First Nations children like Seepeetza -- who at six years old was taken from her family and sent to an Indian Residential School. When her name was changed to Martha, it was just another step erasing her culture and identity. more

September 27, 2016

A Neighbourhood Hub: Open House Celebration at New Ecole Qayqayt Early Years Centre

Grandparents, families and children are discovering a new home in New Westminster Schools' École Qayqayt Early Years Centre - part of a school-based community service hub for the downtown New Westminster community that is fast becoming the life of the neighbourhood. "Our centre has involved a huge community collaboration and we are very excited and proud of it,"... more

September 14, 2016

New Westminster Schools gives high priority to gender and sexual diversity inclusion in anti-bullying policies

The announcement last week by BC Education Minister Mike Bernier that all school boards in the province must include sexual orientation and gender identity in anti-bullying policies has been welcomed at New Westminster Schools. Our gender and sexual diversity inclusion policy was approved in January 2015, and continues to be refined in support of a welcoming learning and working environment for all... more

September 2, 2016

Opening New Doors to Learning at Fraser River Middle School

When students arrived for their first day at the brand new Fraser River Middle School this month, they were welcomed to more than new walls and gleaming hallways. "A building like this can have a huge impact -- it opens the doors to learning," says Principal Debbie Jones. Parents and kids saw the school for themselves during an open house Friday, Sept. 2. The reaction? "Wow!" said parent Colleen Gillespie, who has just moved to the district and is already on the Parent Advisory Committee... more

January 4, 2016

January Winter Weather Updates

During this extended period of chilly conditions, please use an abundance of caution while travelling to and from school. Our New Westminster Schools Facilities and Operations crew will continue to clear and sand around our schools, but due to ongoing freezing temperatures, you may encounter some icy conditions on the roads and sidewalks. Please be extra vigilant! more

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