Role of the school council

A school council is an advisory body that functions within the parameters of Ministry of Education and Board policy. School councils provide an opportunity and the means to advise the principal and the Board on any matter pertaining to improvement 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.

A school council is an important venue for the various stakeholders in education to work in partnership. Its role, in collaboration with the principal, staff and the community, is to help set the priorities of the school, and to enhance learning opportunities, through various activities, for the benefit of our children/students.

In turn, the school council will search out, from the parents/guardians and community of the school, the hands-on involvement and resources required to achieve these learning opportunities. School councils should ensure activities are beneficial for all the students in their school, and that they are appropriate for all stakeholders.

For further information, or to become involved in your School Council:

  • Speak to the principal at John Darling P.S., Liz Arbuckle
  • Speak to one of the School Council Co-Chairs, Cassandra Muhlbock or Jen Antonowicz
  • Plan to attend the next meeting of your local School Council
  • Visit the School Council information on the WRDSB web site at WRDSB site