​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 Education 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. 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​.​

School Council

Warrior Parents/Guardians are Invited to Join School Council for 2022-23!

Are you looking for a new opportunity to be involved in the community? The Henry Wise Wood School Council (HWWSC) and Henry Wise Wood Parents & Alumni Association (HWWPAA) for Henry Wise Wood are seeking parents/guardians who want to serve for the 2022-23 school year. Our AGM will take place on October 24, and we are in need of several new executive members.

Serving on School Council is a great way to meet the members of our school community, and to encourage and advocate for the important work that they are undertaking. Contact us at schoolcouncilhww@gmail.com to learn more! Further details can also be found on the Parent Society page.

Everyone in the school community is invited to participate in meetings. The School Council and Parents and Alumni Association are each headed by the Principal, an executive team (consisting of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Key Communicator), and Representatives of the Teaching Staff and Students.  

The School Council is primarily an information sharing, communication and advisory vehicle for parents, school administrators, teachers and student council.

The HWWPAA is the fundraising body, and the vast majority of the funds that support our students and programs are generated by a casino held every two years.  Our next casino will be held November 9 and 10.  To volunteer, please sign up with this link - Casino Signup, or email hwwcasino@gmail.com

Why is School Council important? 

Through participation on School Council, parents and teachers share cutting edge ideas and key information. Through comprehensive updates from Administration, parents are kept informed on everything from interesting upcoming events and key dates as well as ongoing initiatives, educational and program goals and outcomes, curriculum assessments and updates, facility and other budget reporting, and knowledge of the other supports for the learning success of all students. 

Moreover, at School Council meetings, learning leaders, program quarterbacks and administration seek the input of parents and other key stakeholders through presentations and Q and A sessions. Finally, through fundraising initiatives, such as our Casino, Bottle Drive and Cheque Writing Campaign, School Council is able to raise funds and allocate support for initiatives from Fuel Your Brain to purchasing new technology/equipment and furnishings for our new courtyard space.

So consider attending our next meeting of the year….and perhaps think about joining our small but dedicated cadre of enthusiastic parents next year at one (or more!) of our monthly meetings! Indeed, the rewards of being a part of School Council are immediately realized by parents who attend, and ultimately, a strong School Council benefits all our students.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

The Henry Wise Wood School Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 in the school Courtyard. There will also be a virtual link provided.

See our Calendar page for dates and times.

Our 2021-22 Members

Chair:   Shariff Khader

Vice Chair:  Hatem Hammad

Treasurer:  Sonia Marshall

Vice Treasurer:  Ana Maria Gavriliuc

Secretary:  Kersi Bird

COSC:  Cinnamon Burrell & Kerry Urban 

Community Representative:  vacant

ASCA Representative:   vacant

Volunteer Coordinators (for Cobbs Bread Donation Coordinators):   vacant

Contact the School Council

Email:  schoolcouncilhww@gmail.com

Additional Resources

School Council Bylaws | 2013

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