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 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​.​



School Council

Meeting Dates/Schedule

School Council generally meets on the second Monday of every month in the school teacher’s lounge at 6:30 PM (followed by the Fundraising Society meeting). Reminders are posted on our Royal Oak School Council Facebook page. If you have opted in to receive emails from our School Council you will also receive the monthly Agenda as well as meeting dates, times and minutes.

A schedule is posted here and dates are included in the school Calendar

  • September 13, 2021
  • October 4, 2021
  • November 8, 2021
  • December 13, 2021
  • January 10, 2022
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • June 13, 2022

The meetings operate in a manner that is non-judgmental. We strive for open discussion and collaboration. Council needs parents with ideas, talent, and motivation to keep providing an excellent learning environment for our children at the school.

What is the Royal Oak School Council?

We are a liaison group between parents / guardians, teachers, administration, community and the School Board. We support student learning and the well-being of the entire school community by encouraging communication, involvement and cooperation; with the goal of enhancing individual student learning and school life. Established under the Alberta School Act, we operate as an advisory body. The School Council advises on program priorities and budget allocations. It evaluates the success of education goals and special projects. As a parent and/or guardian with a child in the school, you are considered a member of School Council.

You are on School Council

Did you know that, as a parent or guardian of a student at Royal Oak School, you are automatically a member of the Royal Oak School Council?

Involvement in School Council is a meaningful, hands-on way to have a positive impact on your child’s educational experience. We invite everyone to have a voice and encourage parents to be involved.

Our Purpose

  • Support the students, staff and community of Royal Oak
  • Have open discussion and provide feedback on ideas and concerns from parents and staff
  • Connect with the parent community on key messages
  • Support unique programs at Royal Oak through community connections, fundraising and volunteering.

Specific Programs that Council Supports

The School Council and The Royal Oak School Fundraising Society offers special programs at Royal Oak by providing funding, leadership and resources in collaboration with the school.

These programs include:

  • Various field Trips and busing for field trips
  • In-Line Skating, Dancing, Gymnastics, Theatre performances
  • Classroom supplies, Agendas, Library books
  • Music and Phys-ed equipment
  • Technology - smart boards, computers, software, tablets
  • Curriculum Enhancements as recommended by the Royal Oak staff

Come out and Volunteer With Us!

Our School Council Members

Co-Chairs: Niki R. & Darren S.
Treasurer: Kassandra A.
Secretary: Sara W.
Volunteer Coordinator: Niki R.

Co Fundraising Chairs: Kate C. & Natasha O.

Fun Lunch Coordinators: Lindsay S. & Glenda P.

Casino Chair: TerriJo K.
Staff Appreciation Coordinators: TBA
Key Communicator: TBA


Contact the School Council

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