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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 2022-23 school year

The registration window for the 2022-23 school year will open on November 1, 2021, with regular registration period closing on January 28, 2022.

All registrations accepted within this window will be assessed at the same time and placement will be made as per the rules outlined in Administrative Procedure 300. Enrollment will not be affected by when, within the regular registration window, you submit your full paperwork.

The registration process for new students will follow the same process as the above: parents and caregivers can book a 5 minute appointment if they just need to drop off a completed registration package and their documentation, or a 15 minute appointment if they need copies of the forms to fill in or any other additional support.

While we cannot accept registrations for the 2022-23 school year before November 1st, appointments can be made for that, or any later date, up to 14 calendar days in advance (e.g. the appointments for November 1 will open on October 18th).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can not accept any walk-in appointments for registration in the upcoming school year. You must make an appointment to register. 

*If you need support of a translator for your registration appointment, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to see if there is someone within our new Welcome Centre who can support you through your appointment. 


Programs of Choice

The regular registration period for our Programs of Choice is closed, as are the waitlists. The application window for the 2022-23 school year will open on January 17, 2022. Please check back early in the new year for more details. 

If you’re new to the District or have any questions about 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 Programs of Choice, including the Home Learners Program, is closed, as are the waitlists. The application window for the 2022-23 school year will open on January 17, 2022. Please check back early in the new year for more details. 

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

The transfer request (out-of-catchment) application period is closed, as are the waitlists. The application window for the 2022-23 school year will open February 7, 2022. Please check back closer to that date for more details.  If your have any questions about out-of-catchment applications, please email registrations@sd40.bc.ca 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 out-of-district application period is closed, as are the waitlists. The application window for the 2022-23 school year will open on February 7, 2022. Please check back closer to that date for more details.  If your have any questions about out-of-district applications, please email registrations@sd40.bc.ca
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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