Every school has a school council—a group focused on helping all students succeed.
School councils are groups of parents, community representatives, teaching and non-teaching employees, students and the school principal. Through the active participation of parents, school councils work to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.
Support for school councils is provided by the Simcoe County District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee.
Why join us on school council?
Involvement in school council is a meaningful, hands-on way to have a direct, positive impact on your child’s educational experience. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the level of student achievement increases.
A School Council provides a forum through which parents can contribute to improving student achievement and performance.
School Councils can make recommendations to their principals and school boards. Principals and Boards, in turn, consult with school councils on a variety of matters that affect student learning. We do not discuss individual students or teachers or personal concerns. We speak in generalities.
The partnership between between School Councils and administration helps build mutual understanding and interaction.
School Council can therefore:
Be an important partner in the system
Contribute to the goal of improving student achievement
Provide a vehicle through which to express opinions
Keep each other informed about what is happening in the school in particular and the education system in general
School Council is an ADVISORY body and the most effective councils work collaboratively.
We work on: -sharing ideas and advice
-raising financial support to enhance students’ opportunies to reach their learning potentials
School Council Meetings:
Agenda Sept 2019.pdf
School Council Annual Report 2018 2019.docx.pdf
School Council Parent Candidate Nomination Form.doc