Teachers are very busy people but we would greatly appreciate your feedback!
A new adhoc committee has taken shape centered around Teacher Wellness and Well-Being. PSTA members will be asked to respond to a brief survey on the topic of Teacher Wellness in February.
The Committee seeks to support, assist and encourage teachers in their efforts to make wellness a priority for themselves and their colleagues.
The PSTA LGBTQ committee, with the support of PSSD, and with financial support from the PSSF, is hosting the 2nd annual Prairie Spirit Pride Party this Valentine’s Day, Feb 14th at the Legends Centre in Warman. This curriculum connected day of learning will provide opportunity for all students Gr. 7-12 to learn about gender and sexual diversity, health and wellness, and how to be an ally. Community organizations including Out Saskatoon, Saskatoon Sexual Health, USSU Pride, The Trans Umbrella Foundation, Wheatland Regional Library, and PSTA members will be leading sessions throughout the day. Please register by Feb 8th by emailing completed registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Year s a great time to reflect on what is going well in our lives, what we need more of and what we can do without. Self Care is not a selfish act – rather it is imperative to make wellness a priority, especially for those who work in a caring profession like teaching. Need some ideas on how?
Check out the The Sandbox. This site has been created by the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) and their provincial partners. You will find a plethora of great ideas!
The deadline for the online Re-Imagine Education Survey is January 1st. The Staff and Community feedback gathered at a number of schools and communities provides invaluable information and insight!
PSTA says thank you to Michelle Dament for her many years of service as PSTA treasurer. Her dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed and we wish her well! We welcome Jen Green to the position of PSTA treasurer.
Thanks to those who participated in the letter writing campaign to the Honourable Gordon Wyant, Minister of Education for the Province of Saskatchewan! Teacher voices are powerful when communicating the challenges we face in our classroom.
The PSTA had the opportunity to initiate a discussion about the future of education in Saskatchewan by facilitating two break out sessions encouraging participants to Re-Imagine Education. The Growing Together Conference was held at Martensville HS on October 20th. The conference was a chance for SCCs, Parents and Schools to come together to engage in education-related discussions.
What is Re-Imagine Education?
Re-Imagine Education is a bold initiative asking us to challenge our views of what education looks like today and what it could look like in the future. This initiative will clarify the issues facing education today, imagine what the future might look like and plan how to make the vision a reality.
Education is vital to the future of our province. It affects everything and everyone. The decisions we make about education today will change the way we experience tomorrow. We want to hear from you about building classrooms that meet current and future needs.
Gina Smith was elected to fulfill the position of Councillor in the PSTA! Gina began her teaching career in Northwest School Division in 2008 and was an active member of the North West Teachers’ Association. Gina also taught in Shellbrook and was an active PAATA member and now is teaching in Borden.
Prairie Spirit Teachers’ Association
STF Councillor Vacancy
STF Councillors sit on the PSTA Executive and represent teachers within the STF. They also attend annual meetings of Council where they learn about educational issues in Saskatchewan, elect the STF Executive, and discuss and debate resolutions to guide the Federation.
Nominations are now open – an election will be held on October 16th at the Representative Assembly. PSTA members are invited to submit nominations to fill a councillor vacancy on the current PSTA Executive. The term will be from Oct 16, 2018-June 30, 2019.
Candidates for the position of PSTA Councillor