Principals Summer Short Course 2018

August 23-24, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel,  Britannia A Room
7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

The First Nations Schools Association is pleased to offer the 2018 Short Course for leaders in BC First Nation schools. Our annual Short Course is intended to provide principals and aspiring leaders, with quality professional development and networking experiences.

Online Registration – Registration deadline July 31, 2018

Eligible registrants must:

  • Represent a BC First Nations school;
  • Either be in a school leadership position or aspire to be a school leader; and
  • Members of First Nation School Governing Authorities

Day 1 – Thursday, August 23

Tina Boogren – Supporting Beginning Teachers

All First Nation schools welcome beginning teachers to their communities and schools.  Tina will guide us through key research, and examine the four types of support-physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional – that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. Discover essential strategies for K-12 mentors, coaches, school leaders and governing authorities to develop an effective mentoring program.

All participants will also receive a copy of Supporting Beginning Teachers.

Day 2 – Friday, August 24  

Agenda Highlights (updated agenda)

Overview of the BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA)

  • Language and Culture
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Special Education
  • Second and Third Level Services
  • Transportation Capital
  • Nominal Roll and Compliance Reviews (including deadline for adding a grade)


  • Key dates
  • Annual Report to Parents on school performance (including DRUMS Update)

Funding Updates

  • Funding Handbook
  • Funding Estimator Tool

Block Funded First Nations

Reciprocal Tuition

Update on full-day K4

Travel Expenses

Participants must cover their own travel and hotel costs. Expenses will NOT be reimbursed.

Hotel Booking  

Online booking

Toll free reservation line: 1-800-663-0299
Group name:  Principals Short Course 2018
Group code: PH19AC
Room rates:  starting at $229 plus taxes & fees (17.16%)

Book your accommodation byJuly 31, 2018


Breakfast and lunch are provided. Contact us 3 weeks in advance regarding major food allergies or mobility concerns


Parking Registration


Toll-free 1-877-422-3672