Did you know that all parents are members of the School Council?
The School Council Executive is the steering committee for the activities of the Council, and is an advisory group to the school principal. The main purpose of the council is to provide support for the school’s goals and to represent parents in matters pertaining to education. The School Council Executive is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Please consider giving of your time to attend School Council meetings. There will be 6-10 (approximately 60-90 minutes in length) school council meetings in a school year. The School Council Board is made up of a Chairperson, Past Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Principal, Staff Representative, Parish Representative, Fundraising Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator. Other positions may be created as necessity determines.
School councils provide an opportunity for parents, school administration, teachers, community members and students to work together towards achieving a more vibrant and effective school community. All parents with children attending school are members of their local school council and are encouraged to participate in council activities. Councils usually meet on a monthly basis. In addition, school council chairs meet with one another, district administrators and members of the Board of Trustees at district-wide meetings.
School councils, working with their principals, create a community spirit that makes a school more than just a school. They create a learning environment where students feel the commitment of their principal, teachers and parents working toward a common goal: creating teaching and learning environments where students reach their potential and achieve at the highest levels in all areas of learning.
School Council Resources
St. Isabella School Council Bylaws/Operating Procedure