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Registration in New Westminster Schools

New Westminster Schools welcomes students to our district. We offer 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 secondary school, and alternate, online, home learning and adult education programs … all delivering a wide range of programs, opportunities and pathways to enrich our students and support families.

To register for the 2021/2022 school year

New Westminster Schools has now moved to a centralized registration process, run out of the new Welcome Centre at New Westminster Secondary School: 820 Sixth Street, New Westminster (exterior entrance is on the south side, half way down the building).

As we are outside of the regular registration period for the current school year, all applications received will be placed at a school within the District, as space permits. Efforts will be made to place your child in the appropriate catchment school, but where full schools or individual grades may be at capacity, placement at an alternative school may be required.

To register, parents or caregivers can either:

  1. Book a 5 minute appointment with our Registration Team, where you bring a completed registration form and the documents outlined in the (below) Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers.  
  2. Book a 15 minute appointment with our Registration Team, where you bring the documents outlined in the (below) Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers, and the team will help you print, photocopy and complete all required paperwork.

No drop-in appointments are available.

Documents you will need:

To book a 5 or 15 minute appointment with our Registration Team, please use this calendar: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RegistrationsCalendar@sd40.bc.ca/bookings/

If for any reason you do not have the documents suggested within the guide, we would be happy to have a confidential conversation with you to see if there is another solution. To start the process or answer any other questions you may have, please call the Registration Team at 604.517.6200 or email registrations@sd40.bc.ca.


To register for the 2022/2023 school year

Registration for the 2022/23 school year will open in November of 2021. Please check back for more, closer to that date.

 


Programs of Choice

The regular registration period for our Programs of Choice closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300: priority placement was given to those with sibling status (defined by AP 220). All other applicants were placed in a randomized draw, held on Monday March 1, 2021.

New Westminster Schools is offering parents the option to add your names to the waitlists for our Programs of Choice. Priority placement, where available or applicable, will be based on the criteria listed on each of the below linked forms.

Please note – the applications listed below are for the waitlists for the 2021/22 school year.  The application process for the 2022/23 school year will being in January, 2022.  Please check the website in December for exact dates.

To add your name to the waitlist for Early French Immersion: https://newwestschools.ca/early-french-immersion-application-2/
To add your name to the waitlist for Late French Immersion: https://newwestschools.ca/late-french-immersion-application-2/
To add your name to the waitlist for our Montessori Programs: https://newwestschools.ca/montessori-application-2/

New Westminster Schools offers multiple Programs of Choice. To learn more about what they are, please click here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/programs-of-choice/overview/

Any families who will be new to the District in September of 2021, and are interested in having their children enrolled in a Program of Choice will be asked to follow the same process.

For questions on Programs of Choice, please email programsofchoice@sd40.bc.ca

Home Learners Program

The Home Learners Program (HLP) is a hybrid model of learning offered by New Westminster Schools … a Distributed Learning program that combines face-to-face and home learning, where our BC certified teachers are supporting parents and students in developing their own learning path.

You can find out more about the program in the Programs of Choice section of our website.

The regular registration period for our Home Learners Program closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300. A timestamped waitlist for this program was opened on March 3, 2021.

To add your name to the waitlist and show your interest in the the Home Learners Program: https://newwestschools.ca/home-learners-program-show-of-interest-form-2/

 

For more information on other types of registration, please use the below drop down options:

The regular application window for out-of-catchment applications closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300. A timestamped waitlist was open from March 3 to May 20. We have already placed all the students we can for the upcoming school year, and will use our standing waitlist if additional spaces become available. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, you can do so here: https://newwestschools.ca/out-of-catchment-application-2/ Catchment Area Child – means a person of school age, and resident in the catchment area of the school. Out-of-Catchment Area Child – means a person of school age, and a resident in the school district and non-resident in the catchment area of the school. Out-of-Catchment Transfer – means a school-age student or child applying to attend a school other than the catchment school, by request.
The regular application window for out-of-district placement closed on February 12th, at 4pm, as per AP 300. A timestamped waitlist was open from March 3 to May 20. Due to increasing enrollment within New Westminster we will not be accepting additional applications for the upcoming school year. *The window for out-of-district applications was open from 9am on January 11th to 4pm on February 12th, 2021.
A student who lives in New Westminster, accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who can provide the appropriate documentation to meet the required criteria, may be eligible for provincial funding. The criteria can be found by reviewing our Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers Document Guide for Parents and Caregivers, or our Registration Team would be happy to walk you through the options as well. They can be reached at: registrations@sd40.bc.ca. The parent/legal guardian can request a New Westminster tuition fee waiver. It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to demonstrate meeting funding eligibility requirements every year or fees may lawfully be charged for the student to attend school.

Sanctuary Schools Policy

At New Westminster Schools we’re proud of the fact that we were the first district in BC to introduce a Sanctuary Schools Policy … providing access for all by ensuring that a New Westminster family’s immigration status does not affect their child’s ability to access safe and welcoming educational opportunities. Find out more here: https://newwestschools.ca/about-us/safe-and-caring-schools/access-for-all-sanctuary-schools-policy/


Detailed information regarding all student registration is outlined in Administrative Procedure 300 – Student Registration, Enrollment and Placement.

 

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