Short Snappers

Metro Teachers GSA meeting

The first metro teachers GSA meeting will be held on November 28th from 5 – 7pm at the NSTU central office building on Joe Howe. The evening will feature a guest presentation by Adam Reid, the executive director of Halifax Pride. Pizza provided by Halifax City Local NSTU.

Inclusion in Nova Scotia Schools

There are a number of opportunities coming up for teachers to weigh in on the topic of inclusive education. There will be two venues open to teachers here in metro. The first will be at Pier 21 on November 27th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. This event does require pre-registration, which can be accessed by clicking on this link. The second opportunity will be on December 6th at the NSTU building on Joe Howe from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Registration for that event will be open next week.

Attendance Support Policy for Employees

Please note that the new HRSB staff attendance policy does not apply to NSTU members at this time. It is scheduled to be rolled out in 2018, but there will be some discussions with the employer between now and then.

Halifax County Fund Raising for Phoenix House

Thank you so much to those of you who supported our annual Phoenix House for Youth charity drive. The donations were very much appreciated!

Economic Welfare Offerings

Don’t forget to check out the Economic Welfare pages for a list of sessions that could be of interest to members.

New Teaching Standards

The DoEECD is moving ahead with its plan to implement new teaching standards, and the NSTU is looking for your input on the standards and their impact. Please visit and click on Teacher Standards. (you will need your NSTU user-name and password to access the surveys)

Local President’s Visit 

Please contact me at if you want me to pop by your school. You can also track me down at the office most days between 8:00am and 3:30pm, (902) 468-6788, or at anytime via my cell at (902) 499-0933. I would love to come out for a chat!