About Catholic School Councils
What are they?
A School Council is a group of school community members, the majority of whom are parents, who play a responsible, active role in the educational programs and services of their school.
A School Council provides a mechanism through which the parent community is able to formally participate as partners in the improvement of student learning. In addition, a Catholic School Council is also a co-builder of the school faith community.
Who is involved?
A Catholic School Council is made up of parents/guardians, teaching and non-teaching staff representatives, parish and community representatives and the principal of the school.
What do they do?
A Catholic School Council:
- fosters parental and community involvement in education
- participates in the school improvement planning process, and
- advises the principal on matters pertaining to the school, school board and the Ministry of Education .
Why are they important?
Our schools are Christ-centered communities of faith anchored by the relationship between Home, School and Parish. A Catholic School Council puts into action our tradition of recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children.
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