Fall Issue of Principl(ed) Magazine

The new issue will be coming to you soon. As the result of a world-wide paper shortage due to pandemic manufacturing and supply chain disruptions, the printing and distribution of the issue has been delayed. We expect that the issue will reach our members and friends by mail mid-November to early December, and we’ll update you on our progress!

The Principl(ed) Podcast

On episode 14 of the #Principl(ed) Podcast, host Chris Horton speaks to Principals Tara Zielinski (SD 45) and Tom Aerts (SD 61) in a live interview for EASL 2021. They discuss the importance of creating authentic relationships and positive engagement with staff to build a successful team.  

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. 

Leading: Back to School

Our annual Leading: Back to School digital magazine includes articles from your colleagues, BCPVPA staff, and other educators and experts. Read this week’s featured articles:

A Process for Reflection on Organizational Renewal
Using Dr. Simon Breakspear’s theory of the three phases of organizational response as a frame, BCPVPA’s Elizabeth Bell writes about how we can preserve those adapted methods of teaching and organizing that were developed while working during the pandemic. What are the systems developed during COVID-19 that YOU want to keep, and why?

The 2021 BC Student Voice Forum – aptly named UNMUTE – was a chance for students to virtually gather and speak candidly about the challenges and concerns they face, including mental wellness, anti-racism, and digital literacy. Hear the voices of North Delta Secondary Students as BC Student Voice UNMUTES. 

BetterEducate creates a framework to support school administrators in a system that is constantly evolving. Developed from a platform for coaches, the same principles have been applied to support educators to network, access resources and develop growth plans. 

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.


This week’s highlight: Have you ever needed to refer to a past BCPVPA Member Update, but it’s been deleted or lost in the depths of your inbox? We have started archiving our Member Communications on the Member Portal. Just click on the ‘Member News’ tile and find past updates, eNews, media releases and much more. 

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think: sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca

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. Look for updates this fall, and an article by Rochelle Morandini, BCPVPA Director of Member Health and Well-Being, in the November issue of Principl(ed) magazine.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for these meeting dates: more information will be available soon! 

  • November 19-20, 2021
  • February 11-12, 2022
  • May 13-14, 2022


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