New Westminster Secondary School and SIGMA Alternate School

New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) offers outstanding opportunities for students of all backgrounds. As the sole high school in New Westminster, it is today home to over 2,300 students in Grades 9-12, and is one of the largest high schools in British Columbia. Its facilities include: computer labs, gymnasiums, a full-service servery, a large sports field and a theatre, along with specialized classrooms for sciences, art, music, technology and industrial arts.

At NWSS, we are proud of our diversity and that is reflected in an array of educational programs and services as we strive to meet the needs of all learners and backgrounds.


820 Sixth Street New Westminster, BC V3M 3S9





Grades Served:

9 – 12, as well as both Early and Late French Immersion 9 – 12

Principal, Student Support Surname E – L

Mr. Murray McLeod

Senior Vice-Principal, Student Support Surname S – Z, International Students

Ms. Susana Quan

Vice-Principal, Student Support Surname A – D, Inclusive Education Support

Ms. Miriam Schellenberg

Vice-Principal, Student Support Surname M – R, Sigma

Ms. Harinder Mahli

Director of Instruction – Secondary Programs

Ms. Pamela Craven EdD

Reporting a student absence:

Phone: 604-517-6391 – Leave message 24/7

Online Form


Marlo Caroline Paras (main line reception)
Phone: 604-517-6220

Michelle Sherwood (Scholarships/Bursaries/IB support)
Phone: 604-517-6210

Shannon Milne (Student Records)
Phone: 604-517-6251

Linda Lincoln (Bookkeeper)
Phone: 604-517-6218

Zone Trustee:

Mr. Marc Andres