The School Council is made up of interested parents/guardians as well as the school Principal and an Assistant Principal or other designated staff. The School Council is primarily an information sharing, communication and advisory vehicle for parents, school administrators, teachers and student council.
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 last 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.
The Henry Wise Wood School Council meets on the second Monday evening of every month unless otherwise advertised. Meetings start at 6:30 PM and are held in the Staff Room.
See our Calendar page for dates and times.
Chair: Lorisa Tait
Vice Chair: Vacant
Treasurer: Varsha Ladwa
Secretary: Michelle Rowan
Key Communications: Cinnamon Burrell & Kerry Urban
Community Representative: Vacant
Volunteer Coordinator: Vacant
Contact the School Council
School Council Bylaws | 2013