Please follow the attached link to apply for the Halifax County Local Bursary Application. This is the only format for the application. The bursary application is due May 18th and should be no more than 400 words. Successful applicants will be contacted on or before June 15th, 2018 and must submit a proof of enrollment by the end of September 2018. The amount of the award will vary depending on the number of applicants.
Good morning County. Happy Monday.
Staffing season is fast approaching, and I would like to remind teachers of a few key dates. Please note that you should receive your notice of assignment on May 9th by 4pm, and that is when the first round goes live. If you are considering a change, please make sure that your resume is up to date on MyHRSB. This is a common mistake, and not having your current qualifications listed when you apply for a job can leave you out of the running. The first round closes on May 14th. Read more
Congratulations to Shaun Doyle on being elected for Halifax County Local Provincial Executive member. Thank you to Duncan Cameron and Crystal Isert for their interest in this important role. Everyone’s dedication and commitment to the Local is apparent and appreciated.
Good morning County, Happy Monday.
I know that this has, again, been a very challenging year, so this week, I wanted to share a bit of good news.
Halifax County is very pleased to announce that 4 of our members will be receiving the Halifax County Local Service award for 2017/2018. Read more
Good morning County.
I know that many of us have spent a very reflective weekend after hearing the news of the unspeakable tragedy out of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. As someone who has spent many, many hours travelling with young people on any number of occasions, this horrifying incident has touched me deeply. The loss of even one young person is one too many, but the sheer magnitude of this devastating accident has, I am sure, given many of us more than a moment’s pause over the past few days. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the families of the victims, and if you are interested in finding out more, follow this link. Read more
Good morning County! I hope you had a restful Easter weekend.
As a high school teacher, the Easter break was always fairly significant for me in that it marked the 2nd to last milestone on the way to the end of the year. It was always between the Easter break and the May long weekend when I found a nice long stretch of classroom time where I could get a good flow going with my students. It was also probably one of my busiest times of the year. Just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on your own “energy reserves” as best you can over the coming weeks. Read more
As well as the information to the immediate right of homepage, the 3 Provincial Executive candidates for Halifax County Local have responded to questions that are now available below. Please scroll down to view each candidates’ response. Thank you to each of the candidates for their interest in this very important role. Read more
The Halifax County Local Conference Fund has been depleted for this fiscal year (until July 31, 2018). It is a truly inspiring thing to see so many of our local membership being such vested educators!
Good morning County. Happy Monday.
I know there has been lots of discussion around many a staff room table this past week about Bill 72 and the implications. Unfortunately, I still do not have a great deal of information to share with you, but will continue to monitor and pass along what I can.
As you are probably aware, there are a number of elections on-going at the present time. We have three awesome candidates vying for our one of our Provincial Executive positions, and they are Duncan Cameron, Shaun Doyle and Crystal Isert. We will be sending out lots of information about these three over the next few weeks leading up to the election, so stay tuned. Read more
Hello County, and welcome back.
We return to our classrooms today under a cloud, of sorts. The full impact of Bill 72 still remains to be determined, and as we move through the next few weeks, there are bound to be numerous questions around the impact this legislation will have on members. I have no new information, but will be passing on what I do find out as quickly as I can. Read more