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
Lorisa Tait running as incumbent for Chairperson - This is my 4th year involved with School Council at HWW. I have a son currently in Grade 11 who participates in the "Class" special program promoting mental health. My older son is a 2020 HWW graduate who is now attending University in Victoria. I enjoy helping with coaching our school curling teams. In prior years I have been active in the Woodman Music Parents' Association, Woodman School Council and Haysboro School Council. I see the benefits of knowing what is happening at my child's school and being a life long example of community giving. I appreciate meeting new people and the sharing of new ideas.
Vice Chair: Catherine Savin
Catherine Savin running for Vice Chairperson - I have been a teacher for over 17 years, and I have taught all grades from 1-10. I have taught many of the students in grades 10-12 at Wise Wood, previously at Woodman School. I have served on other board of directors at the community, condo, work and parent board level for my son's sports leagues. My son just started grade 10 at Henry Wise Wood. As a new member to the Wise Wood parent community, I would like to volunteer my skills and knowledge as a parent, teacher and former board member with the Wise Wood community. I would like to share my intent to run for the position of vice chair on the Henry Wise Wood School Council for the 2020/2021 school year.
Treasurer: Varsha Ladwa
Secretary: Kersi Bird
Key Communications: Cinnamon Burrell & Kerry Urban
Community Representative: Shilpi Dhupia
Shilpi Dhupia running for Community Representative and 2021-22 Treasurer - I have a background in Human Resources and I am passionate about volunteering in my free time. I am good at communicating with others and I always contribute to any decision making process with my opinions and concerns. I have been a very active volunteer for both my kids at Fairview School and Le Roi Daniels. I am interested in running for the Community Representative position for the 2020/2021 school year with the skills I have I feel confident in providing services. I would like to put my name forward for treasurer next year as well.
ASCA Representative: Hatem Hatem
Hatem Hatem running for ASCA representative - I hold a masters degree in education. I have been working in the education field since 2002. I taught in post secondary institutions and currently work for the federal government as an educator.
Volunteer Coordinators (for Cobbs Bread Donation Coordinators): Teresa Pirie & Margarita Frontela
Contact the School Council
School Council Bylaws | 2013