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

Jennie Elliott School has a very involved and active School Council. The Council’s mandate is to work toward ensuring the best possible education for all students within the school. The Council provides a structure in which parents, administration, teachers and community members can talk about education in their community. It is also the vehicle by which everyone in the school community has a voice in educational issues.

All parents are members of the School Council, along with the principal and other staff members. Whether you are able to attend one meeting or regularly, your input and advice is always valued. 

For complete details on our school council's plans and activities, please visit our website.

Meeting Schedule for the year is:

Contact the School Council


Positions on School Council

President Elect | This is a great role to assume as you collaborate with the existent president in planning agenda’s and chairing meetings. You will be afforded excellent opportunities to work as a key communicator between the school, families and Council. Please note, the role of president is a two-year term, with a subsequent year as Past – President.

Treasurer | Whether you are familiar with the finer points of accounting or not, this role of Treasurer is not complex. You will be inheriting a well-established system of account management and be provided with 1:1 support from the existent Treasurer to ensure that you are comfortable with the duties.

Volunteer Coordinator Elect | What makes Jennie Elliott such a strong school? Volunteers! If you step up to take this role, you will have the opportunity to meet many of the parents in our learning community and be a key player in organizing fun events for students and families. You will not be alone in assuming this role – the existent co-coordinator will support you in learning the ropes.

Area Representatives: North Glenmore, Lakeview, and Discovery Ridge Every community within our school boundaries should have a strong voice on Council. We work as a Team with all stakeholders sharing their thoughts, concerns and opinions. If you are interested in attending Council meetings and networking with neighbours, please consider this role. We understand that it may be difficult to attend all Council and Community Meetings, so we are very open to have ‘partners’ step into this role together.

Casino Coordinators | This role helps ensure the essential funding needed at Jenny Elliot. This funding supports a rich curriculum for all of the kids at Jenny Elliott. The co-ordination of this large event is long established and is looking for two individuals who are willing to submit documentation to the gaming commission and the parent body at Jenny Elliott. The previous casino co-ordinator is willing to provide leadership support for the new candidates.

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