Greetings to each of you!
As per the Alberta School Act: “A school must, in accordance with section 3, hold an establishment meeting within 40 days after the start of the new school year”.
It is with great enthusiasm that I extend an invitation to you, the parents of our Holy Trinity School Community, to join with us as we embark upon this exciting venture!
School councils in Alberta provide a very important role in the life of a school. As we are a new school, the formulation of a new parent council is especially exciting!
School councils were established in 1995 to increase parent and community involvement in the education of children in Alberta. Public schools, including charter schools, are required to attempt to establish school councils.
Communicating: Listening and Informing
A school council is representative of parents and others from the broader school community. It is important that the school council identify ways and means to check the pulse of the school community and ensure the community’s wishes, goals and aspirations for its school are articulated through the school council. It is also important that the work of school council – its advice to the principal on school-based decisions, the strategies school council uses to enhance school climate and culture, and the ongoing support it gives the principal, staff and students in the school – is shared with the school community. School council can employ a variety of means to listen to and inform its community to the benefit of all.
More information on school councils can be found at: www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca