Leading: Back to School

Our annual Leading: Back to School digital magazine is now available. You’ll find articles from your colleagues, BCPVPA staff, and other educators and experts, sharing tips and tools for back to school and thoughtful articles to provide inspiration on your leadership journey. 

Read this weeks featured articles:

Building Your School Start 
It’s almost time – you are about to welcome your staff and students back to school. Are you ready? We asked seasoned school leaders about their go-to plans for building a school start – you won’t be surprised to hear that relationships topped the list! Find out more about building connections and how to ensure a smooth start-up. 

Precedented Times
After 17 months of ‘unprecedented’ times we are hopeful for a year that is more typical or – as some may put it – ‘precedented’. BCPVPA President, Darren Danyluk, talks about understanding the impact of the pandemic on others, being culturally responsive, and helping to build competence, confidence, connection and more as we look to the important work ahead.

Anti-Racism Reminders for BC Administrators
The Leading: Back to School article, Anti-Racism Reminders for BC Administrators, calls on all educators to understand the necessary work of anti-racism and decolonization, and to create safe, brave, and inclusive spaces for students and staff so that they can feel both seen and empowered.

BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey

Thank you again to the more than 1,000 BCPVPA members who completed the Thriving in Education Survey in May. Rochelle has been engaged in reviewing the data with Verita HR Services, as there is a great deal of complex information to assess, collate and connect. In August, Rochelle presented the Executive Survey of outcomes to the BCPVPA Board of Directors. We expect to have a preliminary report available to members soon. 

BCPVPA Student Scholarships | 2021 Applications Open

The BCPVPA annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution. These scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated academic achievements and school or community leadership. More Info

View 2021 Application Form

Applications due Sept 17th, 2021

Seeking Storytellers

We would like to invite BCPVPA leaders who are women of colour to contribute their voices to a proposed upcoming article in Principl(ed) magazine. This collaborative article would weave together the stories and perspectives of several women to talk about their leadership paths, the challenges, the rewards and where they find inspiration. 

If you are interested, please contact Sandra Murphy.

The Principl(ed) Podcast

September’s Principl(ed) Podcast will drop on Tuesday September 7 in honour of ‘back to school’! In episode 13, host Chris Horton shares his live conversation with BC Vice-Principals Katie Marren and Holly Zurak, recorded at BCPVPA’s 2021 Essentials for Aspiring School Leaders. As a Principal or Vice-Principal, how do you represent your core values in your school leadership?

Listen on  iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 


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