Teaching provides interactions with staff, management , students and parents. Administration and staff are supportive and willing to answer any questions and provide support for concerns . Each day is different depending on the dynamics of the classroom. Students enjoy a hands on learning environment. Lessons are created to engage and promote a students academic and social growth. It is very rewarding to see the light in a students eyes when they realize they know a concept. Teaching is a rewarding and gratifying experience.
Math Coach (Former Employee) - Halifax, NS - 5 February 2020
Most of my career was spent teaching. I began as an Immersion teacher in Elementary, and spent time in the Learning Centre and as an administrator. The last ten years, I worked as a math coach, which was the most rewarding part of my career.
HRCE is the undisputed leader and an employer of choice is you have what it take. Teaching is the most rewarding experience for those who love children and are able to teach. One derives joy from seeing children grow into responsible adults
Leadership/management ratings, salaries and job opportunities could be fair and improved, employee benefits and workplace insights all generated by “the people who know the company best”, the employees.
After accepting a job through the system, you go to the school and registered at the administration office. Then your supervisor will show you around the school and introduce you to the students you will help today with the schedule.
It is very hard for new Canadians to get a secured position there. All positions are for Natives. When they see you applying for a position they think that you are taking their jobs. There should be a new Canadian who can support new Canadians and practice equality because there is a big number of new comers kids who need to see being supported by their community members.
Subbsituted for 3 years, hard to find jobs during my time in the feild
very competitive to find schools to work at and really had to fight your way into one to stay. Don't be sick or you could lose your place in line for a good position!
Due to a personality clash at one of the two schools I worked at, I have been penalized and not easily or readily offered a employment opportunity for the school year of 2018.
I feel this is unfair judgment of me by the professional supervisors that choose whom is offered a employment opportunity with the school board. I also feel it is unethical and unprofessional, especially if these professional supervisors whom have been around for many years employed with the school board whom pass such judgement on me.
Whether I was substituting in the Learning Centre as an EPA or in the Secretary's Office as the School Secretary, my interaction with the staff and the students was always the highlight of my day. I loved being able to do my best to help make everyone's day a little bit brighter by helping out the best way I knew how while their regular staff member was absent. I adored the children, especially those with special needs - they reminded me every day about how we all should keep life simple and enjoy the little things in life.
Do not move to Nova Scotia to work in public schools unless there's some very compelling family-related reason. Job security, the work environment, benefits and salary are being actively eroded by the current government.
Centrally located, great colleagues
Union-busting, holding it for hours, parent abuse and scapegoating by the board.
My job with the Halifax Regional School Board was very rewarding. I had wonderful students to help and I formed many bonds. My co-workers were amazing and we worked well together as a team.
Being in the school system and especially at the high school level which is my favorite allowed me to learn more as well as help the students.
Everyday was a new challenge and helping students be successful was so rewarding. The most enjoyable part of the day was when you saw a student smile and was happy with what they had accomplished.
Depending on your position this could be a great work environment, I didn't have supportive management, long hours and nothing was ever considered good enough. Workplace bullies were also a major factor. However, I am sure that's not all departments.