About Us - Learner Success

NWSS School Learning Plan

Our school learning plan, Improving the Individual User Experience, Each Learner at a Time,  outlines the priorities our staff have set out for our school. Social, academic and intellectual engagement are our priority areas of focus.

The Canadian Education Association (CEA) describes engagement as the extent to which students:

  • identify with and love being at school,
  • have a sense of belonging,
  • participate in academic and non-academic activities,
  • strive to meet the formal requirements of schooling, and, perhaps more importantly,
  • make a serious personal investment in learning

At New Westminster Secondary School, we value a strength-based approach to learning and we believe that relationships are foundational to engagement with school and to all learning experiences.

Please see our school learning plan for more details and visit our ibook (coming soon!) where you can read stories on student engagement in our Living Report to the Community.



Friesen, S. Exploring student engagement: what did you do in school today? CEA-ACE, Galileo, Learning Bar.