Thursday, 11 January 2018

Our official, melded Collective Agreement is now available!
Please go to the Collective Agreement tab and click on the link.


Monday, 8 January 2018





Welcome 2018!

Some important dates to note:

January 16th: General Meeting at 6:30 PM at the PRNTA office (9912 101st Avenue).
January 26th: Professional Development Day/Semester Turnaround
January 29th: Curriculum Implementation Day




Friday, 22 December 2017


Dear friends and colleagues,
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work and dedication to students and education in general.  The work you do is of great consequence and also is very demanding!  
We hope that you enjoy a well deserved rest and return to school in the new year ready to continue the good work you do!
We wish you all the best at this festive time of the year. 

Kind regards,
Michele and Mary
  



Friday, 15 December 2017


Health & Wellness

Our winter break will soon be here.
  We will have opportunities for a well-deserved rest, to reconnect with family and friends, travel, have outdoor adventures, read a book, and generally do just what we want!

Wintertime can also be a difficult time of year.  Many of us are affected by shorter daylight hours as well as often being more homebound.  

Please consider reading the article from


for information about Seasonal Affective Disorder and what you can do about it.  

http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/Professionals/20171215123617/

The PRNTA and BCTF are are focussing on Health and Wellness for teachers.  Please seek help if you, members of your family or a colleague are struggling with wellness.  Contact Michele or Mary  or visit the BCTF website (bctf.ca) to learn about supports that are available.

Stay well!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Our new melded Collective Agreement will soon be available!




Click the link to go to our CA:


A limited number of hard copies of our 'new' Collective Agreement will soon be printed.  Copies will be available in each school and for Staff Reps and new teachers.  

Tuesday, 19 September 2017




We want to wish you a heartfelt welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
We hope that you have had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to working with a new crop of students.

The PRNTA, BCTF and SD 60 are emphasizing wellness for all workers.  Please remember that we all have so much more to give when we take care of ourselves.  The PRNTA/BCTF and SD 60 have programs to help support us when we are struggling.  Please remember 'self-care' and reach out if you are in need.  It it seems that a family member, friend or colleague is in distress help them reach out.

We are very excited about our new PRNTA office at 9912 101st Avenue.  Renovations began in early July, and still continue, but we are determined to have our September meetings there!  Watch for information regarding an open-house soon.

Welcome back and all the best in the new school year!

Michele and Mary

Friday, 30 June 2017

Dear PRNTA members,
   We want to take a moment to thank you for your hard work this year and wish you a wonderful summer holiday.
   We've had a few amazing things happen this year.  Our Supreme Court of Canada win has been a historic achievement for all BCTF members.  We can be proud we belong to such a great organization!  The PRNTA will soon be the proud owner of an office building.  Michele and I will be spending part of the summer getting it ready for a new beginning in the fall.
   The news from Victoria today will make our summer more interesting and I'm hopeful that funding will be in place for all districts in the fall.  We are cautiously optimistic that we will have all our teaching vacancies filled by Sept.1st but the reality is there are lots of vacancies all over the province ... we’re still hopeful we will have a teacher in front of every class in the fall. 
   Lastly, we all must be vigilant in the fall to ensure our Collective Agreement is upheld in all areas - especially for class size and composition.  We will be working set up effective and functioning School Education Committees in all schools.
Thank you again for your work with students and fellow teachers and know that it is appreciated!
Have a lovely summer,

Michele & Mary :)