As outlined in the handbook for School Councils from the Department of Education, “A School Council is established for the purpose of enhancing the quality of school programs and improving the levels of student achievement in the school. It meets six times per year to receive and disseminate information, and to review policy on school issues. The School Council is responsible for working with parents, teachers, students and the community to review the direction of the school, identify education priorities, recommend strategies for achieving goals, and assess and report progress. It is a formal mechanism whereby parents, students, school staff and concerned community representatives can pool their knowledge, talents and resources in order to improve the teaching and learning at the school level.”
Holy Family Elementary School Council has an active school council that consists of elected and appointed representatives from the school community. There are 11 members – 4 teacher representatives from among our teachers, 4 parent/guardian representatives, and 2 community representatives appointed by elected council members. The principal is an ex-officio member.
Nominations are now being sought to fill two vacancies (parent/guardian representative) on the Holy Family Elementary School Council. The term of office for both positions is three years and the individual may be nominated by another parent or may nominate him/herself. Any parent or guardian of a child presently attending this school is eligible to run for these positions and is elected by the parents.
If you are interested, or know of someone who is interested, please complete the nomination form which will be available during curriculum night (September 17, 2014) and following this, at the main office. It must be returned to the school by 3:15 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The information provided on the nomination forms for parent representatives will be sent home in the Monthly Newsletter on September 25, 2014. In the event that more than two candidates present him/herself for parent representative, an election will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the school office/foyer. The candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the school council. The results of the election for the parent representative will be announced on Thursday, October 2, 2014.