School Name Selection Process

The Board of Education of School District No. 40 (New Westminster) is inviting interested parties to submit suggestions for naming the elementary and middle schools that are being built as part of the New Westminster Schools Capital Project.  The elementary school is a replacement of the current John Robson Elementary School and will be built on the former St. Mary's Hospital site.  The middle school will be built on the current John Robson site.  

Naming of schools is covered by Board Policy No. 905.0, linked here under "Naming of New Schools".

Suggestions for naming the schools can be submitted up to October 31, 2012.  Suggestions may be submitted via email to or by fax at 604-517-6390 or may be submitted in writing to:

Secretary Treasurer, School District No. 40 (New Westminster) 1001 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC  V3M 1C4 

All suggestions will be reviewed by a committee comprised of Trustees and representatives of administration, staff and parents from the west side elementary schools.  The committee will provide recommendations to the Board of Education who will approve the final names.