Nov 152014
 

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers. For that reason, attendance is expected to be high; more than 50 teachers from the Eastern Shores School Board have already applied for PIC funding!

One change this year is that there will not be any convention programs sent to schools. Instead, you can view the program online here. Hardcopies of the program will be given to participants at the Palais des Congrès during registration.

Also, please note that a number of pre-convention activities have been cancelled due to a lack of registrations. Please refer to QPAT’s website for an updated list of pre-convention activities and be sure to register early for remaining spaces.

Be sure not to miss this year’s keynote speaker, Rick Hanson. He’s an amazing athlete and an inspirational man who is the only person to circumnavigate the globe in a wheelchair!

Finally, your President, Ray Venables, looks forward to seeing many Eastern Shores teachers at the QPAT social on the evening of Thursday, November 27.

Sep 222014
 

rick-headshot-0109Rick Hansen, un homme respecté à l’échelle internationale, a prouvé au monde entier qu’aucun obstacle n’est insurmontable.

La Tournée mondiale Rick Hansen, Man in Motion, laquelle a sensibilisé le public au potentiel des personnes handicapées, a captivé le coeur et l’esprit de millions de gens de tous les coins du globe. Aux prises avec de multiples obstacles, depuis d’aveuglantes tempêtes de neige jusqu’aux interminables chaînes de montagnes, sans compter les frontières politiques dépourvues de compassion, Rick s’est donné tout entier, et est finalement sorti triomphant. Il est maintenant le seul homme de l’histoire à avoir fait le tour du monde en fauteuil roulant.

Rick Hansen inspire ses auditoires à se lancer un défi, ainsi qu’à leurs organisations, dans leur quête en vue de puiser le courage et l’engagement pour être la meilleure personne qu’ils puissent être. Il croit que l’application constante de principes fondamentaux aide les gens à effectuer un changement efficace et à atteindre leurs objectifs.
Comprenant l’importance du soutien et du mentorat qu’il a reçus tout au long de sa vie, Rick s’engage à travailler avec les jeunes afin de soutenir le développement de la responsabilité sociale et l’acquisition d’habiletés fondamentales. Il les encourage à être les meilleures personnes qu’elles et qu’ils peuvent être et à croire que tout est possible s’ils ont le courage d’essayer.

Le Jeudi 27 Novembre 2014 À 20h 00
Palais Des Congrès De Montréal

Sep 222014
 

rick-headshot-0109Internationally respected Rick Hansen has shown the world that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.

Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, which raised awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, captured the hearts and minds of millions of people everywhere. Faced with multiple obstacles, from blinding snowstorms to endless mountain ranges and uncompassionate political borders, Rick gave his all, and ultimately emerged triumphant. He is currently the only man in history to have successfully circumnavigated the globe in a wheelchair.

Rick Hansen inspires his audiences to challenge themselves and their organizations in their search to find the courage and commitment to be the best that they can be. He believes that consistently applying fundamental principles enables people to manage change effectively and achieve their goals.

Understanding the significance of the support and mentorship he has received throughout his life, Rick is committed to working with young people to support the development of social responsibility and life skills. He encourages them to be the best that they can be and to believe that anything is possible if they have the courage to try.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Palais Des Congrès De Montréal

May 122014
 
North Shore teachers from Baie Comeau High School, Flemming Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, and Queen Elizabeth High School are invited to ESTA’s Annual General Meeting that will be held on Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Restaurant Bar Chez Omer (372 Avenue Brochu, Sept-Îles).
Each ESTA member will receive $35 so that he/she may attend the meeting. The duration of the meeting will be approximately 3.5 hours. Afterwards, all members are invited to enjoy a meal together along with our guest, commissioner Keith Elderidge, at the Chez Omer. Meals are à la carte and each member must pay his/her own meal.
ESTA’s president, Ray Venables, would like to offer a special thank you to Brian DeCiccio for organizing this event.
Jan 212014
 

The updated ESTA Constitution is now available online under the “Legal” tab or directly here. The following two changes were made as a result of a referendum held earlier this month in all ESSB schools and centres:

  • A reduction from 7 to 6 Executive members  (eliminating one member-at-large)
  • A quorum of four members for the Executive  (rather than five)