One way parents/guardians can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on our school’s parent society. Under the School Act, a parent society is a formal group of parents, incorporated under the Societies Act for the purpose of raising funds for the school. A society is a separate legal entity from the school council. The school principal is not part of this group. More information can be found in our CBE Administrative Regulation 5001 – School Councils and School/Parent Societies.​​

Students at Dr. Gordon Townsend School are administered at Alberta Children's Hospital for a variety of medical reasons and varied lengths of stay.  We also find that parents /guardians attend many medical appointments throughout their child stay, coming from all over Calgary and surrounding areas.  As a result we do not run a school council or parent society at Dr. Gordon Townsend School, however, we still recommend parents/guardian stay connected to their community school as the goal is for our students to return to their community school.

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Students at Dr. Gordon Townsend School are administered at Alberta Children's Hospital for a variety of medical reasons and varied lengths of stay.  We also find that parents /guardians attend many medical appointments throughout their child stay, coming from all over Calgary and surrounding areas.  As a result we do not run a school council or parent society at Dr. Gordon Townsend School, however, we still recommend parents/guardian stay connected to their community school as the goal is for our students to return to their community school.

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