[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “Boards across our province are actively doing important work in these areas, and we call on you for additional support in dealing with addressing systemic racism in B.C.’s public education system.”
[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “It was once again acknowledged during our most recent Provincial Council meeting that current wait times contribute to recruitment and retention challenges across our province.”
[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Ministers Farnworth and Whiteside: “If the desired outcome of rehabilitation is to have individuals re-enter society equipped to function as contributing members of society, then the level of educational programming offered should match that expectation.”
[Sent February 3, 2021] President Higginson to Ministers Fleming and Whiteside: “By focusing on addressing options aimed at students, we will also see further benefits related to the strategy come to fruition, including achieving CleanBC goals and improving our students’ general health and well-being across the province.”
[Sent February 3, 2021] President Higginson to Ministers Kang and Whiteside: “Working in trades is a desirable career opportunity for many of B.C.’s young people, and we must lessen barriers to entry and navigate this changing landscape together.”
[Sent February 3, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Robinson: “While we certainly appreciate the financial impact that COVID-19 has on British Columbia’s budget, we also wish to highlight the success we have had in keeping schools open and safe for students and staff during this time of crisis.”
“The difference between failure and success is one more try.” A high-ranking RCMP officer, who at one time had every reason to give up, recently delivered a confidence boost directly to high school students.
At New Westminster Schools we are proud of the rich and diverse backgrounds our students, staff and families represent. And we’re committed to celebrating that diversity, while we foster and build more inclusive environments.
The three year plan to implement automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into SD83 schools got a boost as the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO) donated an AED to Grindrod Elementary School.