One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the School Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​​​​

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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