What is the School Council and what do we do?
School councils are structured groups of parents, principals, teachers, secondary students and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning.
- support every student's learning experience;
- keep parents connected with school activities;
- act as a sounding board for administration;
- arrange Guest Speakers for parents;
- represent WAHS at the CBE’s Council of School Councils (CoSC);
- represent WAHS at the Alberta School Councils Association (ASCA)
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. 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.
Who is on the School Council?
Every parent or guardian of a student at William Aberhart High School (WAHS) is automatically a member of the WAHS School Council.
Your current WAHS School Council Executive Committee:
Chair: Ali McMillan
Vice Chair: Gina Ko
Secretary: Nicole Slot
Key Communicator: Brian Donaldson
Teacher Rep: rotating
Student Rep: Leadership students, rotating
See our Calendar page for dates and times.
ABE School Council meetings: 7:00 – 8:30 pm In the Learning Commons (Virtual until further notice)
Mondays: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29-AGM, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, April 25, May 30
We look forward to connecting and collaborating with you this year in support of student success!
The Friends of OrAnge Association (FOAA) is a formal group of parents, incorporated under the Societies Act for the purpose of raising funds for William Aberhart High School. While meetings are held following school council on the last Monday of the month, FOAA is a separate legal entity from William Aberhart School Council. School Council is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and FOAA from 8:10 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. so folks may choose to attend one or both meetings.
SCHOOL COUNCIL AGM
School Council AGM Agenda
Nov 30, 2020 AGM Minutes
School Council Operating Procedures Proposed
REGULAR MEETING SCHOOL COUNCIL
Agenda for regular meeting
Contact the School Council
Please contact the school.