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 School 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.
A School Council provides parents, staff and community the opportunity and the means to advise the Principal and the Board of Education on directions and initiatives which lead to improved learning opportunities for students. It gives you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our amazing teachers, principal and parents. WE discuss what’s going on in the school, and share our ideas on how to improve overall learning. It’s a great way to be involved and connected.
The Council must operate in a manner that is non-judgmental, is based on open discussion, and uses consensus and collaboration to strive for common understandings and agreements. Sunalta School Council needs parents with ideas and motivation to keep our school an excellent learning environment. School Council is 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.
If you have a child attending Sunalta School you are apart of the School Council. You have a voice and a vote on important matters that affect our children and the school.
Members and the school community participate in School Council meetings, generally 2 hours once per month alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in our school’s library. Child minding is available.
September – Tuesday 29
October - Wednesday 21
November - Tuesday 24
January Wednesday 20
February Tuesday 23
March Wednesday 24
April Tuesday 20
May Wednesday 19
Programs We Support
The School Council / Parent Society offers special programs at Sunalta by providing funding, leadership and resources in collaboration with the school.
These programs include:
- Residencies - Storytelling, Robotics, One Woman Circus
- Tennis, Swimming, In-Line Skating
- Classroom supplies, Agendas, Library books
- Music and Phys-ed equipment
- Technology - smart boards, computers, software, tablets
- Curriculum Enhancements as recommended by the Sunalta staff
Volunteering in-person this year has not yet been confirmed as part of our school re-entry plan. We are looking at creative ways for parents to volunteer to support our school. Please consider joining our virtual School Council meetings to find out more!
The education of our children is a shared responsibility involving the schools families and members of the community. Parents and guardians have the right, as well as the responsibility, to participate in their children’s education and can
contribute to their children’s development in many ways. Your time is invaluable and very much appreciated.
Our School Council Members
Co Council Chairs: Renee Maygard Stacey Boruk firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sarah Duff
Treasurer: Mathew Wong
Fun Lunch: Angie Davis email@example.com
Casino: Nancy Jarmin firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Coordinator: Paola Rodriguez email@example.com
Library Coordinator: Justine Wade Amanda Kuchman firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Coordinator: Cindy Urednicek email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Dana Riley firstname.lastname@example.org
Extracurricular Coordinator: Amber Nikolakis email@example.com
Fundraising: Elham Merhi firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Georgie Scott