What's New

2016-10-21 14:49
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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.

For grade 12 student Olga Radivojevic, joining a club  was one way to feel a sense of belonging in what is one of the largest high schools in the province.

2016-10-18 12:30
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October 18 - This Thursday, New Westminster School students will practice how to "DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON" during the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drills event, taking place October 20 at 10:20 a.m.  New Westminster Schools supports participation in the annual exercise as a way to practice what to do in the event of an earthquake. The event encourages everyone - from schools, families, and the community at large  - to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes, wherever we live, work, or travel.

2016-10-07 09:13
bbasden

October 7, 2016: Read all about it! The New Westminster Record this week shared several school-related stories, including about fundraising efforts at Lord Kelvin Elementary School where a "whopping" $385.55 was raised by the students during the school’s annual Terry Fox Run held last week. The funds will go to the Terry Fox Foundation to support cancer research.

2016-09-30 14:14
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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. There, the little girl was so hungry she hid bread and raw carrots in her clothes to eat late at night and was physically punished with other children.

2016-09-30 14:13
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September 30, 2016 - New Westminster Schools is heading for a period of stability for educators and students following the district staff report of end-of-year financial audited statements  to trustees this week. The audited statements show a  $650,000 operating  surplus for the 2015-2016 school year.  The total budgeted for 2015-16 was nearly $70 million.

2016-09-27 07:38
bbasden

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....  

2016-09-22 12:34
bbasden

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," said New Westminster Schools Associate Superintendent Janet Grant.

2016-09-14 10:29
bbasden

Sept. 14, 2016 - 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 - where a 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.

2016-09-02 14:26
bbasden

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. 

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