BCSTA will be awarding three graduating B.C. public school students who have shown exemplary citizenship in their school and community with scholarships worth $500 each. Application deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021. Click here to download the application package for 2021.
Taking learning outside is a concept long embraced in the Burnaby School District. With the emphasis on outdoor learning in our back-to-school restart plans, teachers are seizing opportunities to immerse education in nature.
On Wednesday, Lake Trail Community Middle School recognized Orange Shirt Day with an awe-inspiring interactive activity that students and staff had been preparing for much of September.
The Burnaby School District has received both local and national recognition for its support of families who have recently immigrated to Canada or arrived as refugees.
[Sent July 31, 2020] A joint letter from BCSTA, BCCPAC, BCASBO, BCPVPA and BCSSA: “On Wednesday, July 29 B.C.’s Minister of Education Rob Fleming and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the comprehensive plan for the reopening all of our province’s schools this September. Our associations jointly wish to express our support for
In follow-up to the June 15, 2020 presentation by BC School Trustees Association President Stephanie Higginson, BCSTA provided the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services with some additional information and comments.
BCSTA’s most recent edition of the Guide to School Legislation in British Columbia has been posted online. The documents contain factual summaries of the key legislation that governs education in BC.
[Sent April 24, 2020] President Higginson to Minister Fleming: “I write you on behalf of the British Columbia School Trustees Association to share our appreciation for the efforts put forward by the Ministry of Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Originally posted on news.gov.bc.ca. Educators will have an easy-to-use video-conferencing and collaboration platform to communicate remotely with their students while in-class learning is suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice.