December 15, 2023

Season’s Greetings 2023

Greetings Colleagues,

The holiday season is here, and what a joy it is to celebrate all that comes with it – the festive music, decorations, holiday treats, time with friends and family, and the spirit of giving.

For some, school will be finishing today for the holidays – congratulations! For most, school will finish on December 22 – hang in there, only one more week to go, and you will be savouring the holidays into the first week of the New Year! Although the late finish to the year can feel a bit challenging, I always appreciated the peace and restorative calm after the holidays. It was also a good time to reflect on the successes of the fall term. 

Fall is a wonderful time for students’ academic, emotional, social, and physical growth and success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of school teams. Successful schools are led by outstanding and capable Principals and Vice-Principals. Successful school teams comprised of teachers, Education Assistants, clerical assistants, custodians, and maintenance staff – to name just a few – are encouraged and supported by your leadership. Thank you for your great work!

Although we may be busy with holiday preparations, and the days are short and sometimes dark, it is also the season to reflect and contemplate. It is a time to gather with family and friends, and our gatherings reflect many different traditions – Hanukkah, Diwali, Christmas, and many more. For me, Christmas has always been a time of warmth and memories, of friends and family who are far away, or no longer with us. The true spirit of the season lies within our hearts. 

On behalf of the BCPVPA Board of Directors and staff, our wish for you this holiday season is that you can be filled with the quiet of winter, and the joy of the season. We wish you a peaceful and restful break, as you create special memories with your families and friends. May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year long!

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to all!”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Have a happy Christmas, a safe holiday season, and a healthy New Year.
Best wishes for 2024.



The BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association is a voluntary professional association representing school leaders employed as Principals and Vice-Principals in BC's public education system. We provide our members with the professional services and supports they need to provide exemplary leadership in public education.

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