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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There are no classes for students on Friday Oct 11 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. All schools and offices are closed on Monday Oct 14 for Thanksgiving. Have a fun and safe long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bDHlmyqQn6

RT @UsihChristopher: Principals create conditions for student success and well-being. Supported by Education Directors, in our School Support Model, #WeAreCBE principals play a critical role in school improvement by working closely with staff, Ss, parents and community. #leaders

Students & staff at Captain Nichola Goddard School are doing the Green Commuting Challenge School. By changing their commuting habits they have not only reduced traffic but have become more active citizens and reduced their carbon footprint https://t.co/RgwQXOSFHr #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ynlovLjOQP

Due to the weather conditions, some sr. high athletics events may be cancelled this evening. All other activities, jr. high athletics and regularly scheduled events will run as normal, unless you are notified by your school. CBE buildings will remain open as scheduled. #yycbe

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online. https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/JGFpCGlbD6