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: Farouk Gillani
Vice Chair: Janet Joynt
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 – 8:00 pm (Virtual until further notice)
ABE School Council & FOA Meeting Link
ABE School Council & FOA
Mondays: Sept. 26, October 24 - AGM, November 28, January 30, February 27, March 20, April 24, May 15.
Please Note: October 24 meeting only, will start with FOA AGM followed by FOA regular meeting, School Council AGM, followed by regular School Council Meeting.
We look forward to connecting and collaborating with you this year in support of student success!
School Council is scheduled from 7:00 - 8:00pm and the Friends of OrAnge Association meeting follows.
REGULAR MEETING SCHOOL COUNCIL
To contact the School Council, please contact the school.