Provincial Outreach & Regional Tour 2019


Provincial Outreach
FISA’s 4th annual Provincial Outreach professional learning series is ready to go. This year’s focus is on supporting mental health in schools. The primary presenter will be Dr. Linda O’Neill, Associate Professor UNBC Counselling program. She will guide participants in understanding how trauma-informed practice can enhance social emotional learning (SEL). The videos and resources produced through the Early Action Initiative grant received by FISA will be revealed during the Provincial Outreach. These videos have a panel of experts explaining a variety of SEL approaches and strategies and feature independent school educators demonstrating the methods in action. This Provincial Outreach will be a valuable learning experience for school staff at all levels. Registration information will be sent to schools in early September.

Provincial Outreach Dates (8:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 30 – Prince George
Monday, Oct. 7 – Dawson Creek
Friday, Oct. 11 – Cranbrook
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Surrey
Friday, Oct. 18 – Terrace
Thursday, Nov. 7 – Victoria
Friday, Nov. 8 – Nanaimo
Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Kelowna
Thursday, Nov. 21 – Abbotsford
Friday, Nov. 22 – Vancouver

Regional Tour
A Regional Tour will occur in conjunction with the Provincial Outreach. The Regional Tour addresses regulatory and policy issues from the Independent Schools Branch in the Ministry of Education, and advocacy issues supported by FISA. It provides an opportunity for school administrators and board members to interact directly with Ministry representatives and FISA’s Executive Director, Shawn Chisholm. Time will be given for participants to ask questions and bring forth concerns.

Regional Tour Dates (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 30 – Prince George
Monday, Oct. 7 – Dawson Creek
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Surrey
Thursday, Oct. 17 – Terrace
Thursday, Nov. 7 – Victoria
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Kelowna
Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Abbotsford
Thursday, Nov. 21 – Vancouver

FISA BC express sincere thanks to the Ministry of Education for supporting curriculum implementation in independent schools. We also extend special thanks to the member schools who have graciously agreed to serve as hosts for these events.


(From Fall 2018 session with Brenda Ball, Darren Spyksma, Greg Gerber, and Denise Lamarche)

2018 Outreach Slides morning

2018 Outreach Slides afternoon

Provincial Outreach Visual Notes

Regional Tour 2018 (FISA’s portion – Ministry slides are not available)



(From Fall 2017 session with Rose Pillay, Jodie Sussex, Greg Gerber)

Assessment Session


Curriculum, Assessment, Reporting & Graduation

Regional Tour 2017

Living Assessment & Communicating Student Learning

Core Competencies ED Camp