BCCPAC August 2014 Newsbytes sent out

August was a busy month for BCCPAC – An emergency DPAC Summit meeting was held on August 16th. The press release below was issued as a result of the coming together of DPAC leaders throughout the province.
Additional related media with board insight can be found below.
BCCPAC Press Releases and Media Presence 
BCCPAC August 17th DPAC Emergency Summit Release
BCCPAC Barganing Structure and Call for Mediation
BCCPAC Vice President Ayesha Haider on Global News

Vice President John Puddifoot on CBC Victoria
Notice to Members
Secretary Posting

BCCPAC has an immediate opening for Board Secretary;
The job of a board member is time-consuming and very rewarding. It is a significant opportunity to explore and influence issues in education that affect our children. You will meet committed parents from all over the province as well as educators from the partner groups, Ministry of Education and political leaders. You will require organizational, communication, and leadership skills to be effective in your role.  Board members are well placed to promote the parent voice in education in BC and are responsible to influence educational policy at the provincial level in support of BCCPAC’s constitutionally defined purposes.

For complete information and nomination form – Click Here

Call for Volunteers

BCCPAC is looking for volunteers when needed to talk to the media on their personal stance regarding current job action. The BCCPAC office receives these requests regularly and as such would like to have an available list of parents willing to discuss their personal point of view. If interested please contact the BCCPAC office directly at 604.687.4433 or info@bccpac.bc.ca

The BCCPAC Board of Directors would also invite any interested members to explore the many volunteer option available to them. Please review the link of available committees – Committee Listings and if interested please submit either an Online Volunteer Form or a Printable PDF

Information and Updates for our Members

This month we have welcomed our new Office Coordinator Marijoel Chamberlain.
For all office queries please contact our Office Assistant;
Jane Scott. janescott@bccpac.bc.ca
or our Office Coordinator;
Marijoel Chamberlain. marijoelchamberlain@bccpac.bc.ca
Please note our office hours are:
from 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday thru Friday.

2014 Fall Leadership Conference will be held in Nanaimo, November 21-23. Please check out the conference site for additional updates and information BCCPAC Fall Leadership Conference Website  Current information is being updated regularly.

Memberships received and/or postmarked by December 15th 2014 will give your PAC or DPAC voting privileges at our  2015 Annual General Meeting.
Click here to apply online
Click here for a printable form 

Attention DPACS! New for the 2014-2015 school year. If you will be paying the the fee for your School District members please complete the form below:

  • complete the hard copy DPAC Payment for District Members Form DPAC Payment Form (please note the deadline for the DPAC form only is November 15th 2014).


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The video was produced by the UBC Anxiety Research Project and AnxietyBC. It was developed to help parents with easy separation during the transition to kindergarten
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Learn Magazine:
Through Learn, the Ministry of Education supports the transparency requirements of the Teachers Act and educates and informs those who hold BC teaching certificates, as well as education partners, about the regulation of the teaching profession. Learn is also a vehicle to showcase educational best practice and innovation and to share Ministry initiatives.

The latest version of Learn magazine is now available on the Teacher Regulation Branch website. This issue offers:


  • Project-Based Learning Turns a Forest into a Classroom: Port Alberni educator Ryan Dvorak combines natural resource management with the Grade 9 curriculum  
  • Opening Doors to Post-Secondary Education: VIU leads the way in minimizing barriers to education beyond Grade 12
  • Learning in Depth: SFU professor Kieran Egan discusses his simple yet radical approach to curriculum innovation

In the Public Interest:

  • Professional Conduct Advisory on Coaching School Sports
  • From the Office of the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation: Discipline Outcomes

In Every Issue:

  • Branch News and Notices
  • In Profile
  • Bits and Bytes

You can also view previous issues of the magazine in the Archives section on the website.

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