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.
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!
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!