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Healthy Schools

New Westminster Schools Healthy Schools work is guided by our commitment to Comprehensive School Health (CSH).  CSH is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. The four pillars of CSH are:

  • social and physical environment;
  • teaching and learning;
  • healthy school policy; and,
  • partnerships and services.

Learn more about Comprehensive School Health at Healthy Schools BC.

Healthy Schools Resources

In 2015, the New Westminster School District in partnership with Fraser Health received funding from the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH) to work in partnership with the community to identify and address school health priorities.  Three overarching themes emerged during the community consultation process.

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  • Authentic Youth Engagement;
  • Expansion of Partnerships and Services; and
  • Involvement of the Community in Student Health.

The Healthy Schools New West Committee (HSNW) continues to work together to address these priorities.


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We’re transforming education – starting with our mini-makers

We’re transforming education – starting with our mini-makers

When kindergarten kids take up hammers and drills to make boxes, benches, and birdhouses, they’re gaining not only practical skills - but problem-solving and design thinking skills too... more

It’s Official! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

It’s Official! New Westminster Schools is a place where students love to learn…

Charting a course in a time of change: School trustees have renewed the Vision and Mission for New Westminster Schools that will guide and inspire the district into the future... more

We’re taking Reconciliation to heart…

We’re taking Reconciliation to heart…

Out in the field at École Lord Tweedsmuir elementary school, 350 students are standing in a cool spring rain. The last note of a drumming song has faded - and in the silence, each student places a rock in their new garden riverbed.... more