​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

Samuel W. Shaw School Council meetings are usually held in person, in SWS's Learning Commons.  All are welcome and every opinion is valued.  Occasionally, including some winter months, we will meet virtually using Microsoft Teams.  Messages will be sent from the school to communicate location. 

Meeting times for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:
September 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm (AGM)
October 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
November 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
January 18, 2024 @ 6:30 pm on Microsoft Teams
March 21, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
April 18, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
May 16, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
June 20, 2024 @ 6:30pm

Our Members

Chair: Jennifer Eriksson

Vice-Chair: Denis Bekkering

Secretary: Rebecca Gates

Volunteer Coordinator: TBD

Key Communicator: Melinda Gombert

Contact the School Council

Email:     schoolcouncil@samuelwshaw.com

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

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