About Us - School Overview

Welcome to École Lord Tweedsmuir!

École Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary, with its proud history of over 70 years, is pleased to offer Early French Immersion in addition to the regular program from kindergarten to grade five.

The 2019-2020 school year opens with several exciting and impressive initiatives well underway or complete.

Our Outdoor Green Space has been a two-year project and our Zones of Regulation Program now includes two “Zones” room spaces, helping promote self-regulation and classroom success for students.

Last year, staff introduced e-portfolios to parents at every grade level as we continue to strive to make communication of student learning accessible and informative for parents.

As well, our designated “Maker-Space” allows whole classes a dynamic and materials-rich venue to imagine, design, and build!

Our seismic upgrade nears completion…

A $6.1 million seismic upgrade of our school began in June 2018 and has now resulted in the reopening of fully renovated and seismically safe classrooms on the second and third floors. The library carpet tile, music room and hallway continue to be upgraded. In the meantime, the school will use two portables.

In addition, civil work, paving and siding is complete, as is work on a new elevator, which passed final inspection in September 2019. Day-care space was completed before winter break last year.

We are pleased to note that Unitech Construction Management Company is ahead of schedule and that all seismic work should be completed by end of the first term.

Our Mission and Goal

Our mission is to provide educational programs that are diverse, student centered, and engaging for all learners.

Our school-wide goal for the 2019-2020 school year is focused on assessment for learning practices in classrooms, student conferencing and communication of student learning.

School Information


Address: 1714 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. V3M 2S7
Phone: 604-517-6070
Fax: 604-517-6071
Email: lordtweedsmuir@sd40.bc.ca


Grades Served: K-5 and Early French Immersion K-5


Principal:  Jen Richter
Vice-Principal: Isabella Lam
Secretary: Paula Bates


Trustee: Danielle Connelly
PAC representative: Carrie Carlsen and Catherine Lamadine
School Community Coordinator:  Mattias Boon. Phone: 778-874-4700.  Email

Highlights at École Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School

Maker Space

Our Maker Space gives students hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent. (more).... more

In the Zone…

The Zone Room helps students identify how they are feeling - and how to cope. (more).... more

School Garden

One of the highlights at École Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary is our school garden project..... more