News & Events

May 1, 2024

New Westminster Secondary to receive cooling system

The district is excited to announce that New Westminster Secondary School will receive a cooling system thanks to jointly provided funding from the province and the New Westminster Board of Education. more

April 11, 2024

New Westminster Schools will welcome Mark Davidson as new superintendent this summer

New Westminster Schools is excited to announce Mark Davidson will join the district as its new superintendent, starting July 8. Davidson has led Medicine Hat School Division since 2016 and has been in K-12 education since 2000 as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, and deputy superintendent in addition to superintendent/CEO. He also worked for Alberta Education as a senior education manager. The Medicine Hat School Division has 7,500 students, 800 staff, and a budget of $93 million. more

April 10, 2024

Changes coming to New Westminster Schools’ school space guiding principles

Changes are necessary to New Westminster Schools’ guiding principles that direct how the district manages short term capacity for enrollment growth. The proposed changes include clearer, more detailed language on enrollment priorities at both the K-8 and Grade 9-12 levels. The original guiding principles, approved by the Board of Education in June 2022, met the district’s needs for a short time. However, as capacity pressure continues to mount in New Westminster Schools, the principles no longer meet the district's needs. They require more clarity to ensure greater transparency in future decision-making. more

March 18, 2024

Good Things are Happening District Newsletter – March Edition

Good Things are Happening at New Westminster Schools! This new newsletter highlights exciting developments and achievements taking place at our schools and within our district throughout the year. We know our staff and students work hard to leave a positive mark on our community and we are pleased - and more than a little excited - to share their success stories with you. more

February 27, 2024

Join us for the annual WALK30 challenge!

WALK30 is a friendly competition designed to encourage and inspire everyone to establish a daily walking routine, promoting overall health and wellness. The objective is for participants to walk for 30 minutes daily over 30 days, tracking their progress in April. Registration opens March 1st! more

January 31, 2024

Statement on Administrative Procedure 520 and school-raised funds

The District understands discussions about the review of Administrative Procedure 520 and the transfer of funds from the New Westminster Secondary School musical theatre department have generated a lot of interest and concerns amongst parents and groups in our district. After acknowledging the input we've received and upon closer reflection, the District will restore the NWSS musical theatre department's funds in full ($18,400) instead of the previously stated sum of $14,400. more

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Good Things are Happening: 2021-22 in review

An amazing list of projects, achievements and learning opportunities from the 2021-22 school year that's set the foundation we move forward from. more

The beat and birth of a drum

All three of our middle schools collaborated around a power lesson, with additional opportunities for Indigenous students to get hands-on cultural teachings and experiences. more

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

Key findings and recommendations from our justice, equity, diversity and inclusion consultants. more