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

Ministry of Education FAQs March 25th, 2020

Ministry of Education FAQs March 25th, 2020

For information and frequently asked questions regarding learning following the spring break, marks, assessments and graduation please view the attachment from the Ministry of Education.  This document was updated on March 25th. Please click "more" to view the attachment. more

March 24th, FAQs for Students

March 24th, FAQs for Students

Please view the FAQ attachment for updated information.  The FAQs have been updated to provide information on re entry to Canada for students with a valid student permit and for assistance for students offered by Guard Me.  Please click "more" to be able to view the attachment. more

Covid 19 Update from Superintendent Hachlaf, March 20th, 2020

Covid 19 Update from Superintendent Hachlaf, March 20th, 2020

Parents, students and agents can view Superintendent Hachlaf's Covid-19 update message in this attachment.  Please click "more" to be able to link to the letter. more

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