Welcome to Groh Public School’s School Council
In September of each year, we invite parents to join our School Council. The school council regulation under the Education Act came into effect which sets out specific requirements regarding some of the duties and mandate of a school council. One of them is that parents must be informed about possible school council elections. An election of school council members will be held in September. Our school would benefit immensely from the work of the people who volunteer to participate in school council activities.
We would like to extend a special invitation to all of our new Kindergarten parents as well as to parents who are new to Groh Public School to come to our monthly school council meetings. We are always looking for new and fresh ideas to help support and enhance the learning environment of our school.
What is the role of a school council?
A school council is an advisory body that functions within the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Board Policy. School councils provide an opportunity and a means to advise the principal and the Board on any matter pertaining to improvements of pupil achievement and enhancing the accountability of the education system to parents/guardians. The ultimate responsibility for the administration and management of the day to day operation of the school rests with the principal.
At Groh Public School, we are hoping to have a large and active school council. It is our intent to have the school council accomplish many things over the coming years to enrich the lives of our students, staff, families and community. We hope to be running successful fundraising efforts that are used to support events and purchases beyond the school’s budget. This would include such things as supplementing off campus trips, technology, theatre presentations, library materials, playground equipment, trees and greening projects, and events such as a Science Fair.
Who can participate?
All parents and community members are welcome to attend our school council meetings. They are also eligible to become voting members of school council by contacting the office to show an interest and attending monthly meetings. Elections for executive positions and voting members are held in September of each school year.
If you are interested in being a voting member of the School Council, please contact the Principal.
When does School Council meet?
Meetings are scheduled for the following dates for 2017-2018:
- September 21
- October 17
- November 21
- January 18
- February 15
- April 19
- May 17
- June 14
School Council meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Please join us in the Learning Commons at 6:30 p.m. for a time to socialize with other parents and the principal. Childcare will be provided.