Our Schools - Elementary Schools

Elementary Schools (Kindergraten to Grade 5)

The New Westminster School District has eight elementary schools all of which welcome international students. In accordance with district procedures, international students are placed in the grade level corresponding to their year of birth. Elementary children live with a parent or authorized legal guardian while studying in Canada.

Elementary students usually begin their studies in September, although mid-year enrolments are possible if space permits. All efforts will be made to place students in their catchment school or school of choice. Availability varies from year to year and not all requests can be accommodated.

International elementary students are integrated directly into regular classes, and given extra attention and support by teachers for language learning if required. New Westminster School District takes pride in offering nurturing learning environments for our students and every effort is made to make international students feel comfortable and welcome.

Elementary School List

Connaught Heights Elementary

École Qayqayt Elementary

F.W. Howay Elementary

Herbert Spencer Elementary

Lord Kelvin Elementary

Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary

Queen Elizabeth Elementary (K-4 )

Richard McBride Elementary

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

Return t o School Plan

The New Westminster School District has been preparing for students to safely return to school from next Monday, January 10th.  Please see the message from Superintendent Hachlaf explaining the measures taken for students to return to school.  Please click "more" to be able to click on the message. more

Extension of Winter Break

The return of in-person learning will be delayed until January 10th to allow for enhanced safety measures.  Please see the message from Superintendent Hachlaf for complete details. Please click "more" to be able to acces the link. more

Winter Vacation Office Hours

The International Education Office will be open 9:00 to 2:00 Monday, December 20th to Thursday, December 23rd. The office will be closed from Friday, December 24th and reopen with the return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.  for student emergencies only please call 604.356.4980 or What's App at 604.802.7001. For all other inquiries please contact the international office at 604.517.6285 or email to iep@sd40.bc.ca. We wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2022. more

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Please contact iepsd40.bc.ca if you have any questions.