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School Council Information

Who are we? Any parent of a child attending Wildwood School is a member of School Council. The Council is run by a board (elected for a one year term at the annual meeting in May), consisting of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Fundraiser. Committee Chairs and Coordinators such as the Key Communicator, Special Events (ie: Festive Foods, Kokomo Beach, Casino) Grandparent Reading, Volunteer Coordinator, Environmental Coordinator, etc. generally attend meetings and give reports on their mandates. Council also includes the Principal, Assistant Principal and grade teams.

What does the Council do? The School Council operates under a constitution adopted on January 11, 1996. We serve as a vehicle to enable each member of the school community to have an enhanced experience of partnership, support, and participation in the life of the school for the benefit of the students both directly and indirectly.

Our objectives are as follows:

  1. To provide a channel of communication and learning between school staff and the parents of the students in attendance.
  2. To encourage parent involvement in the school and its activities.
  3. To provide a forum for constructive feedback to the staff regarding existing and proposed school programs
  4. To support school educational and developmental objectives through funding of additional learning resources, programs, events, etc.
  5. To network with other school councils or associated groups with similar aims of improving education of all our children.

When and where are meetings held? Meetings are held monthly in the Learning Commons. They take place usually on the third Monday at 6:30 pm. Meetings generally end by approximately 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you at our School Council Meetings.

What happens at meetings? An agenda is set, and anyone wishing to propose a matter of consideration should contact the Chair prior to the meeting. Teachers from specific grades attend each month to inform the group about the programs they are conducting; outside speakers, such as the school nurse, may make a presentation; administration will keep us up to date as to the day to day workings of the school. We discuss fundraisers, school events and ways to build our learning community. All voices are heard, and suggestions are welcomed appreciated.

Why should I attend? School Council meetings offer you a first hand opportunity to further understand and appreciate your child’s learning experience. Studies have shown that when parents are involved in the educational process, the child becomes a better student. It is also a great way to meet other like-minded parents and grow with our learning community.