Features & Resources

October 24, 2016

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

October 2016 - Student leaders at New Westminster Secondary School this year launched the largest number of clubs at the high school yet - a record-breaking 51 clubs that run the gamut from peace and justice, to math and STEM clubs, to jewelry making and Lego building... more

October 17, 2016

Recognizing our Unsung Heroes….

Every summer and throughout the year a team of school district facilities, maintenance, and operations staff quietly make things happen. Roofs are repaired, floors installed, and portables are renovated, moved and repaired. Fences are built and basketball hoops magically appear when needed.... more

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

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