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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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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

A New Westminster Schools journey toward Reconciliation…

A New Westminster Schools journey toward Reconciliation…

From Pow Wow dancing to salmon feasts, and from smudges to traditional rites of passage --- students across the district are increasingly experiencing the living cultures of First Peoples.... more

A hidden child of the Holocaust: NWSS students meet a survivor

A hidden child of the Holocaust: NWSS students meet a survivor

For NWSS student Scotia Cookson, learning that a child risked death for the simple act of looking out a window speaks volumes about the darkest chapter of modern history... more