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Public Schools Branch Career-Job Fairs

The Public Schools Branch (PSB), which serves almost 20,000 students in 56 schools in Prince Edward Island, is experiencing island-wide shortages in a number of our employment categories.  We are eagerly reaching out to people interested in exploring how their skills, talents, and training can be used to pursue a career or employment opportunity in the education sector.

Every position in the education sector plays a role in contributing to the success of our students and the strength of our system.  A career with the Public Schools Branch can be rewarding in so many ways!

We will be hosting two Career Fairs in November. This will be an opportunity to network with a group of industry professionals and to learn where your skills, talents, and training might fit into our team of over 3500 employees across the province.

Did you know:

  • With a class 1 or class 3 driving license (valid at least 5 years), a career as a bus driver might be an option.
  • With the Human Services Qualification, we have ongoing needs for qualified personnel to work as Educational assistants (EAs).
  • With 2 years of post-secondary education in a teachable subject, a person is eligible to be considered for substitute teaching (experience working with youth and French language capacity is an asset).
  • With Grade 12 (or a GED), you could apply to join a school team as a cleaner.
  • With Professional training as a specialist, (HEAR, EAL, Autism, OT, SLP, Psychologist, etc…), we need you!

We welcome you to come and learn about positions and careers currently available with the Public Schools Branch and the benefits of a career with us!  As well, the PSB has many immediate casual employment openings that could lead to permanent career paths, or provide an opportunity to experience and explore potential employment paths. Areas of shortage include substitute teachers, educational assistants, school bus drivers, administrative assistants, and cleaners.

Drop in and join us!  We look forward to talking with you!

Wednesday, November 6th, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Stratford Townhall, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford

Or

Thursday, November 21st, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Holman Building, 250 Water Street, Summerside

(South Tower, rear entrance)

For further information, contact Alva Coade in our Human Resources Department at (902) 620-3452 or arcoade@edu.pe.ca.

PSB Invites Feedback on Report Card Review

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you know, the report card/learning report is one of many ways that teachers share information about each student’s achievement.

It’s been five years since the reports were updated. The Public Schools Branch and Department of Education are in the process of updating the report card for kindergarten through grade nine.

Changes will take effect for the 2020-2021 school year.

The survey will be available online until June 11, 2019 for parents and guardians. It is brief and will take about 5 minutes to complete.  Here is the link:

https://tinyurl.com/psbreport2019

Google translate might be helpful for parents of our English as Additional Language (EAL) students.

If you have questions, please contact your school principal.

On behalf of the Committee, thank-you for your time and input.

Luanne Inman
Chair, PSB Report Card Committee

Loss of a Member of the Birchwood Intermediate School Staff and Community

Our entire education community is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Josh Underhay and his young son. A Birchwood Intermediate teacher, Josh was a passionate educator who was loved and respected by his students and colleagues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Underhay family during this very difficult time.

There will be regular classes for Birchwood Intermediate students on Tuesday, April 23rd. Counseling supports and Public Schools Branch staff will be available to assist Birchwood students and staff as they grieve and cope with this tragic loss.

Funeral and visitation information is not available at this time. We will communicate further when we have more information.

Charlottetown Family of Schools Review

The Public Schools Branch is initiating a review of the Charlottetown Family of Schools to further investigate possible capacity issues in the future and to develop potential options.

Options for how to submit public input will be updated in the near future.

To access the Review of Schools information and to follow further updates, please visit:  Charlottetown Family of Schools Review