The BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide is being reviewed for reissue in 2024. Stay tuned for more information.

The BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide (formerly the Start Smart Planning Guide) was reissued in June 2020, and updated in spring 2022 to reflect current practices and responsibilities. To ensure that the Guide is responsive to, and reflective of, current practice, it is available as an online document.

The Guide is the perfect resource for aspiring, new and seasoned Principals and Vice-Principals in BC, and it covers areas of responsibility that include:  

  •  Student Information
  •  Students & Culture 
  •  Indigenous Education 
  •  Parents & the Public 
  •  Legal Responsibilities 
  •  Professional Growth & Development 
  •  School Task Lists 

Download the BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide


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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