Fall Issue of Principl(ed) Magazine

We overcame the paper shortage, but we did not count on a shortage of biodegradable mailing bags from our mailing house, or the extensive flooding that has affected all of Canada Post’s provincial distribution of mail and parcels. We understand that our Metro Vancouver members have likely received their November Principl(ed) magazine issues the week of December 13, and that the mailing will continue to every corner of the province. Our apologies for the delay: we can’t wait for you to read this issue!

2022 Partnership Awards: Nominations are now Open!

Who has gone the extra mile to support your school community? BCPVPA Chapters are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses who contribute their time, expertise, and passion to make a difference in the lives of BC students. Community partners bring special opportunities and services to schools – now is the time to celebrate all that they do. 

This year, it is even easier to nominate a community partner. You can fill in the online form or follow the instructions on our Member Portal to email your nomination. If you have any questions, email erin@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

Call For Facilitators

Are you looking for a unique learning and leading opportunity? Look no further!

Two BCPVPA leadership programs in spring and early summer 2022 offer the opportunity to share your experience and hone your facilitations skills.

BCPVPA’s program for aspiring school leaders
Current Vice-Principals (only) are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of teachers who are interested in exploring the nature of the Vice-Principal/Principal role in schools.

This program takes place over 4 Saturday mornings March to May 2022.

The time commitment for Facilitators includes:
Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined 
4 Saturdays – March 5th, April 2nd, April 23rd, and May 7th, 
8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Apply here

BCPVPA’s program for new school leaders
Current Vice-Principals and Principals are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of new and nearly new Vice-Principals and Principals in the early stages of their school-based leadership careers.

This program takes place over 5 sessions in the first week of July 2022

Time commitment for Facilitators includes:
                Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined
                5 Days – July 4, July 5, July 6, July 7, and July 8
                8:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Principl(ed) Podcast

Episode 16 is now available! Featuring two live recorded conversations with BC Vice-Principals. In part one, Maghen Girard and Nancy Roberts talk about VP fall responsibilities, and in part two, Raelyn Larmet and Chris Martin follow this discussion by speaking about January to end of year.

Learn about the high-level responsibilities of Vice-Principals at the Elementary and Secondary level, and how portfolios fit into the day-to-day public school life of a BC VP.

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. 

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The next virtual (Zoom) seminars will be:

  • January 15, 9 am - Noon
  • February 15, 4pm - 7pm
  • March 5, 9am - Noon
  • April 2, 9 am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.

We are Looking for a BCPVPA Teammate

Do you know someone looking for a new role with scope? We are seeking one new teammate who is eager to learn and grow alongside a friendly, committed, and engaged group of colleagues in our Vancouver office. Find out more:

Professional Learning & Development Assistant

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.


Member Portal Highlight: BCPVPA Documents under the Resources tile is your one-stop-shop for materials that include our Codes & Constitutions, Strategic Plan, Annual Reports and Leadership Guides, along with documents related to our negotiation representation initiative.

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

BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey

For an overview of some of the findings of the survey, look for Rochelle Morandini’s article in the November issue of Principl(ed) magazine. You can also find her presentation slides used for the November Chapter Council in our November 24, 2021 Member Update.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for these meeting dates: 

  • February 11-12, 2022
  • May 13-14, 2022


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