​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

The Samuel W. Shaw School Council is a parent-run organization and all of our parents are automatically members. We work cooperatively with the school administration to enhance student learning at the school. Council meetings provide a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information between the school administration and parents. These meetings are generally held in the early evening on the second Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

At present, Samuel W. Shaw School Parent Council meetings will be held virtually during the winter months moving to in-person in the spring. Joining info will be shared with parents through School Messenger emails and can be found below.  

Please note, we are using Microsoft Teams for our virtual meetings during the winter months. Teams can be accessed through an internet browser, phone, and tablet app or as part of Microsoft Office on your computer. 

Meeting times for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:

  • September 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 
  • November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
  • January 19th, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
  • March 16th, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
  • April 20th, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
  • May 11th, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
  • June 15th, 2023 @ 6:30pm

Our Members

Chair: Jennifer Eriksson

Vice-Chair: Denis Bekkering

Secretary: Rebecca Gates

Volunteer Coordinator: TBD

Key Communicator: Melinda Gombert

Media Officers: TBD

Contact the School Council

Email:     schoolcouncil@samuelwshaw.com

Website:  http://www.facebook.com/swsparents

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