All parents are automatically members of this important body. Meetings are open to all parents and everyone attending has a voice. The purpose of School Council is to provide a venue and opportunity for parents/guardians to participate in discussion of policy and decisions made by the school and to offer advice and support. School Council is an excellent way for parents to become involved in their child’s education.
Richmond School Council meets monthly at the school. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM and conclude by 8:30 PM.
Our School Council Members
Chair – Sandy Shanks
Vice-chair – Marina Cathcart
Treasurer – Vance Wanchulak
Secretary – Terris Grunert
School Council Committee Members
Events Director – Denise Wanchulak
Volunteer Coordinator – Heather Riome
Fundraising – Nadine Griffiths
Liaison with ASCA and COSC – Heather Ganshorn
Community Association Liaison – Rani Wiedemann
Richmond School Childcare Liaison – Dana Nevison
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Richmond School Council Role Descriptions
Chairperson - Chairs meetings, establishes agenda, and works closely with the Principal.
Vice-Chair - Assists as required when Chairperson is unable to chair monthly meetings.
Treasurer - Maintains council and society bank account.
Secretary - Keeps minutes of meetings, distributes minutes to the school and to members.
Key Communicator(s) - Represents Richmond at one CBE system wide meeting held every other month. Reports system issues to council. Updates School Council infor-mation board and assists with write ups for community Review publications.
Fundraising Representative(s) Receives information regarding possible funding from outside sources reviews and presents applicable projects to council. Coordinates volunteers for Casino fundraising when required.
Special Event Organizer(s) - Plans and organizes in school events such as Welcome Back Breakfast, community building activities, and parent education evenings. Assists with organizing volunteers as required for larger school activities.
Community Representative - Shares information from Richmond Community meetings, brings forth Community issues to council.
Charity Coordinators - Receives and seeks information regarding charities that are applicable for support by council. Presents applicable information and projects for council consideration as required.
Casino Coordinator(s) - Completes Provincial requirements to update applications for future Casino dates as required. Collects and schedules all volunteers.