Getting Involved in School Council

One of the best ways to participate in your child’s schooling is by joining the School Advisory Council.

No experience or prior involvement is necessary, and you do not need to be a committee member to become involved. ALL parents and caregivers are welcome to all meetings, and minutes of each meeting are posted on the School Advisory Council bulletin board outside the office.

Join us at one of our school council meetings! The School Advisory Council welcomes all parents and care givers to attend meetings. Discussions include a range of topics and information is provided on what is happening in the school, recent initiatives and parent feedback regarding various issues.

Council meetings are held at the school at 6:30pm. Meetings last approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Our Principal, along with representatives of the teaching staff, join us to give their input.


Resources

Click the following links to download important resources about involvement in School Council.

Ontario Ministry of Education Guide to School Councils

Descriptions of Officers' Roles

Self Nomination Form

Terms of Reference


Student Council

We have a wonderful group of students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who make up our Student Council. Our council consists of four executive members (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer), as well as three grade 8 reps, two grade 7 reps and three grade 6 reps.

Student Council does fundraising and organizes activities for the student body. Some of their activities are: raffles, contests, pizza days, DQ days, and spirit days such as twin day and beach day. They also represent our school at ceremonies such as Remembrance Day and do charity work such as a local food drive.

The Staff are all proud to have such a hard-working group of students represent the student body this year!


Code of Conduct

  1. Respect each other
  2. Positive tone of voice
  3. Positive body language
  4. Confidentiality - business of committee stays with committee
  5. One person speaks at a time
  6. Active listening
  7. Keep an open mind to ideas
  8. Follow through on commitments
  9. Keep to agenda items
  10. Declare conflicts of interest

Fundraising

Our School does a few fundraiser throughout the year that will go towards different items the school may need or stuff to benefit the students at the school.

Parent Council and Student Council usually decide on the fundraisers that our school will have throughout the year.


Volunteering

Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success! We have many opportunities to get involved. Contact a member of the council, watch for announcements or e-mail us at chaircal@granderie.ca

There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, for fund raising events, Pizza Days, track and field and special activities at the school.

Contact us at chaircal@granderie.ca to get involved.

Council Members

Principal - Dave Gervais

Chair - Jen Donohue

Treasure- Michael Cole

We also have many more wonderful parents that are part of the parent council.




Meeting Minutes

September 2017