Committee Pages


Aboriginal Education:

STA Chair: Natasha Parrish

9741266_origPrimary & Intermediate Ab Ed Book List

spirit bearMiddle/High School Ab Ed Book List


STA Chair: Caitlin Adsett

Check out some great French Resources Here

Health & Safety:

STA Chair: Melissa Dorran

Click on this link to view H&S Info

Social Justice:

STA Chair: Missy Haynes

The BCTF is proud of its history as a social justice union. This means that as an organization of professionals, we accept and act on our broad responsibility to be involved in the social development of the communities and the province we live in, and we do this in the interests of the children we teach.

A social justice union advocates for social change that will enhance equity, security and safety, sustainability of communities, participation of citizens in social change, and access to opportunities for personal growth and development.

The social justice initiatives of the Federation focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues, globalization, and violence prevention. In addition, the Federation has an advisory committee on Aboriginal education.

BCTF Social Justice Website


STA Chair: Kristine Kosolofski

Has one of our members had a special event in their life, is ill, or needs some cheer? Please click on this link to let us know: send a card please

New Teacher & TTOC Committee:

STA Chair: Mary McEachern

Check out the New Teacher & TTOC page here

Public Relations:

STA Chair: Diane Wiens


STA Chair: Diane Wiens


The members of the Sooke Teachers Association are proud to offer six scholarships to the students of School District # 62.  These will be available to graduating students attending full-time post secondary school.  Scholarship awards will be in the amount of $1,000.

Five of the scholarships offered by the Sooke Teachers’ Association are named after one of our Past Presidents who dedicated themselves to the Union, their colleagues and their students.  They believed strongly in education, respect and the celebration of students who lead by example.  The sixth scholarship will be reserved for an Aboriginal student and is named in honour of Loretta Deutscher, who taught and advocated for recognition of our Aboriginal students.

The scholarships last year for 2019 were:

  • The Kathleen MacKinnon (1992-1995)                   
  • The Bronwyn Taylor  (1988-1992)           
  • The John Bergbusch (1982-1985)                           
  • The Terry McKellar (1980-1982)                        
  • The Laurie Tighe (1995-1997)                                 
  • The Loretta Deutscher Scholarship

Please note: Three of these awards are reserved for students whose parents are current members of the Sooke Teachers’ Association and who may not actually attend a Sooke District school.  The specific awards given to children of STA members will vary depending on the qualifications and intentions of the applicant.  The Loretta Deutscher scholarship is reserved for a deserving Aboriginal student.  In both cases if no one qualifies, then the award will be given based on the following criteria.


  • The interview
  • Leadership in service to and in support of others
  • Financial need
  • Academic standing


To apply for all six of our scholarships students fill out an application (Applications will be available in the new year 2019) and submit it to the counselling office or to the STA office before the deadline.

Scholarship Winner Information for 2019:

  • The Scholarship cheques are issued once proof of enrollment and attendance at a Post-Secondary Institution has been presented to the STA office.
  • The Verification of Enrollment is obtained from the office of the Registrar, once you are physically attending.
  • Please note that it does take a few days to process the cheque once the required documentation has been received.
  • You or your designate (only recognized as such if the student contacts us) parent/guardian must pick up the cheque and SIGN for it.
  • This will be the ONLY cheque issued. If you find you do not need it after all, instead of just not cashing it, it would be appreciated if you would notify STA office.
  • On behalf of the Sooke Teachers’ Association and the Scholarship Committee, we offer congratulations to you and extend best wishes for success in the future.