Wednesday 14 December 2016

🎶 Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful 🎶

Remember to stay safe and warm whether you are staying at home or are off to visit family and friends.  May the holiday bring you peace and happiness.  Enjoy a well deserved rest!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
All the best, Mary and Michele

Thursday 24 November 2016

Thursday 10 November 2016

BCTF wins Supreme Court battle over class size and composition!!!!

November 10, 2016:  A critical day for BC educators, students and parents!

Dear Colleagues,

On November 10, 2016, counsel for the BC Teachers’ Federation will be appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada to present our case on collective bargaining rights. The BCTF will be represented by Federation General Counsel Diane MacDonald and John Rogers, QC, from Victory Square Law Office.

The Federation will not be commenting in the media about the case.

The Federation’s lawyers, who have been working incredibly hard on the case for several months, filed our 40-page written factum in June. They will have one hour to present our case and lawyers for the BC government will also have one hour. The Canadian Labour Congress and other national unions, including CUPE, have been granted intervener status on behalf of Canadian workers. They have each submitted a written factum and will have five minutes to address the Court. A number of provinces and the Federal government have also intervened to present the perspective of governments. (The Canadian Taxpayers Federation requested to intervene, but was not granted permission to do so.) All of the factums are available online.

It is not known when the Supreme Court will render its decision. Whenever the decision does come down, the Federation will promptly communicate it to members.

In solidarity,

Glen Hansman

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Thursday 6 October 2016

PRN Teachers - please consider involving your students in this contest!

Thursday 8 September 2016

A wise person said “change is the only constant in life” and when thinking about the new school year it is clear that we are in for a great deal of change:

  • The K-9 curriculum is beginning to be rolled out.
  • The 10-12 curriculum is nearing its final form.
  • Assessment and reporting are being revamped. 
  • You are meeting new students, perhaps teaching a new grade or subject.
  • Colleagues have moved on and new ones have joined your staff.

Before you start to hyperventilate please remember:

  • You should see a pay raise – 1% as of July, as well as the ESD (Economic Stability Dividend).  Check your pay stubs.
  • You are bright and well-educated.
  • When it comes to implementation of the new curricula it is expected that we will explore, attempt, and adjust according to our professional judgement and our students’ needs.
  • Teachers are dedicated, determined and resilient people.
  • You get to play with robots, write code and do other cool stuff.
  • You need to remember to take care of yourself – find a life/work balance.
  • Help is available – remember to reach out.

May the 2016-17 school year bring you new learning, exciting experiences as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in students’ lives.

Michele and Mary

Thursday 16 June 2016

Thank you for all you do for students, colleagues and the PRNTA!
We want to wish all of you the best summer ever! 
May you:
- spend time with your loved ones
- travel safely 
- visit old friends or make new ones 
- sleep restfully
- travel to new places or return to favourite places 
- relax & renew
- pursue hobbies or find new interests
All the best from Michele and Mary!

Congratulations to the following members who have been elected to the PRNTA Executive for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Friday 6 May 2016

Thursday 25 February 2016

New Curriculum Implementation Day - February 26th, 2016

New Curriculum Implementation Day
February 26, 2016

The BCTF has worked on our behalf to ensure that we would have an opportunity during the work day to explore the curriculum we will be teaching next year.  

Many of your colleagues have volunteered to facilitate information sessions as well as be available to answer questions as they arise.  Be sure thank your colleagues who have taken on this work.

Please be aware that this implementation day, as well another to be held on May 16th, is intended to be used only for this purpose.  Please do not engage in other activities.

  Enjoy learning together as you begin to explore the new curriculum!


Thursday 21 January 2016

Thursday 7 January 2016

We would like to wish you and your families Happy New Year and all the best in 2016!

We also want to inform you that the PRNTA General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19th, at 6:30 PM at the PRNTA Office (10142 100th Avenue).  
Please join us!