Mar 182014

Industrial Alliance has a contest to encourage our members to sign up for direct deposit of insurance refunds. You could win an all-inclusive trip to St. Martin!

If you’re already signed up, make sure to enter the contest by clicking “Already enrolled in both services?”

Industrielle Alliance organise un concours visant à encourager les membres à s’inscrire au dépôt direct des remboursements d’assurance. Vous pourriez gagner un voyage tout inclus à Saint-Martin!

Oct 092013

On Monday, October 7 at 6 p.m. the Quebec Association of Teachers (QPAT), the Eastern Shores Teachers Association (ESTA) and the Eastern Shores School Board (ESSB) collaborated in a joint online Governing Board (GB) workshop. This online event was the first of its kind, and its success promises more online workshops in the future.

Ms. Julie Montpetit, QPAT Executive Assistant, presented the workshop and gave an overview of the rules and responsibilities of the school’s Governing Board as defined by the Quebec Education Act.

The GB is a group of people who are interested in promoting their school’s students’ success by interpreting the school’s educational project and its success plan.

Although this presentation was prepared at the request of the Metis Beach Governing Board, requests for future online workshop are welcomed and can be made directly to Ms. Margaret-Ann Cooke, Interim Secretary General.

ESTA would like to thank the Metis Beach Governing Board, the participants of the online workshop, QPAT and ESSB for its roles in making this workshop a reality.

Technical assistance was provided by Ray Venables, ESTA President and the online platform was provided by ESTA.

May 042011

Text of the petition WHEREAS we must respond to the needs of all students in the Quebec school system, those who have special needs, and those who do not; WHEREAS classes should have a balanced composition, reflecting the image of society; WHEREAS each student should be evaluated according to his or her needs and abilities, and should receive appropriate and immediate services when experiencing difficulties in school; WHEREAS all students are equal and have a right to services when they need them, and not simply when they are available; WHEREAS the government has made numerous and repeated promises to improve this situation; We, the undersigned, ask the National Assembly to take the means necessary to carry out as quickly as possible the motion passed unanimously on October 27, and to respect its own promises in this regard. We therefore demand that the government take the necessary steps to balance classes, in order to meet the needs of all students, those with handicaps, with behaviour problems or learning disabilities; and that all stakeholders in education engage in resolving this issue, including the government of Quebec, which must supply a framework and adequate resources. To sign this petition, click on the following link: