Transition to Kindergarten:
The School District works together with the New Westminster Children鈥檚 Centre to support children as they transition to kindergarten. A transition meeting with the school team will take place in either June or September.

Click here to access the Parent Workbook Kindergarten Entry in New Westminster.

Welcome to Kindergarten
Your elementary school will run a Welcome to Kindergarten event in the spring for all new families to attend. Schools will send out the dates and time after registration has taken place.

Transition to Middle School / Secondary School:

Student Articulation

The teachers at each school complete a student articulation form for every student. This provides the new school with important information about your child. School-Based Teams meet to review their new students and develop a transition plan with the elementary school staff.

Transition Planning

Your child鈥檚 Learning Support Teacher will be your main contact for transition to their new school.

Learning support teachers will work with families and the new school to develop and facilitate a transition plan for students. For some students, this may involve visits to the new school in the spring.

Our Middle and Secondary Schools:

脡cole Glenbrook Middle School (脡GMS)

脡GMS offers programs in English and French. It is home to the district鈥檚 Late and Early French Immersion programs for students in grades 6 through 8.

Queensborough Middle School (QMS)

QMS has students in grades 5 through 8.

Fraser River Middle School (FRMS)

FRMS has students in grades 6 through 8.

New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) Grades 9-12

All New Westminster students will attend NWSS – New Westminster Secondary School.

Transition to Adulthood

Your child鈥檚 Learning Support Teacher will work with you and the appropriate outside agencies to facilitate their transition to adult programming. Kinsight has developed a Transition to Adulthood resource that outlines planning, information, and resources.

Kinsight Transition to Adulthood Resource:

Transition Planning for Youth and Young Adults

Cross-Ministry Transition Planning Protocol for Youth with Special Needs:

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