​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

Learn and Share | School Planning

We know we make better decisions to support student learning when we build understanding and work together. That’s why we are asking you to share your perspectives about our school development plan, school budget and school fees. 

Watch this video to learn about the planning work schools do to improve and support student learning. Your input is important to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your perspectives. 

CCASA Presentation

Last year at a number of CBE high schools, students shared their voices to emphasize the need for further education for all school stakeholders in relation to welcome, safe, caring and respectful schools. This included building understanding about the topics of consent, sexual violence reporting, and supports available. As one of our next steps at Henry Wise Wood, we invited Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) to provide a 90minute parent/guardian session at our November School Council. The session recording is provided below. This topic may be difficult for some, and is tailored specifically for parents/guardians. If you are in need of support or have further questions, please reach out to the community resources shared in the presentation or on the Health and Wellness section on Henry Wise Wood website here. 

Parent Information Session video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jqEjiV2afrbw4RNVZDKOnn_Wc5KXpX10/view

Evaluation Form: https://ccm.ripplegroup.ca/dashboard/events/b9287226-624a-4f78-8e58-008e1809c106

School Council 2022-2023

Your HENRY WISE WOOD SCHOOL COUNCIL executive members are:

Chair - Sue McLarty

Vice-Chair - Brandi Dyck

Treasurer - Anna Maria Gavriliuc

Vice-Treasurer - Sonia Marshall

Secretary - Kersi Bird


The school council also welcomes back Cinnamon Burrell as Community of School Councils (COSC) Key Communicator.

Thank-you also to Tracy Guillet and Petra Boettcher for their continued work with our Cobs Bread donations. 

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

Everyone in the school community is invited to participate in meetings. The School Council is 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.

Thank-you to all who helped with the Henry Wise Wood Parents and Alumni Association's most recent casino! The funds raised through this event provide much needed resources, equipment, and experiences for our students. See the Parent Society web page for more details. 

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 pm in the school courtyard.  All meetings are held in-person and online unless otherwise indicated.

The following are the remaining planned meeting dates for this school year.

NOTE: DATES, TIMES, and PRESENTERS may change as needed. Watch the Wednesday Warrior newsletter and other school notices for updates.

  • February 27– School Development Plan  
  • March 20 – CTS presentation  
  • April 24 –Teen Mental Health presentation – Details TBA  
  • May 15 – IB & Science departments presentation

Contact the School Council

Email:  schoolcouncilhww@gmail.com

Additional Resources

School Council Bylaws | 2013

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