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School Council Information

             CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dear Parents,

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board and St. Gabriel Catholic School recognize that education is a shared responsibility involving staff, students and their families, and members of the community and parish.

The purpose of the St. Gabriel Catholic School Council is to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.   It is expected that the Council will provide a forum for people interested in Catholic education to work co-operatively together to develop common goals at the school and board level.

 

It is the policy of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board that the St. Gabriel Catholic School Council acts in an advisory capacity   to the principal to improve the overall effectiveness of the school.

 

Guidelines:

  1. Council is subject to the policies and administrative procedures of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
  2. Council decision-making shall be made by consensus with the exception of the election of the Chair or Co-chairs. Voting on Council matters will occur only when consensus cannot be attained.

 

Composition of School Council Parent I Guardian Members:

  1. The person must be a parent I guardian of a student enrolled at St. Gabriel Catholic School, Cambridge.
  2. A person is not qualified to be a parent I guardian member of the Council if,
    • (s)he is an employee at Gabriel Catholic School
    • (s)he is not employed at the school but is employed elsewhere by the board, unless (s)he takes reasonable steps to inform people qualified to vote in the elect ion of parent members of that employment.
  3. Parent / guardian members shall constitute a majority of the adult members of the Council. There will also be a teaching and support staff representative, a parish representative, a community representative and the school administration.

 

Parent I Guardian Members of the Council:

  1. A person is qualified to be a parent I guardian member of the Council if (s)he is a parent I guardian of a pupil enrolled in St. Gabriel Catholic School (see limitations noted in the section above).
  2. 2. A person is qualified to vote in an election of parent members of the Council if (s)he is a parent I guardian of a pupil who is enrolled at St. Gabriel Catholic

 

Term of Office:

The term of office for each Council member is one year. A member of the Council may be re-elected or re-appointed for subsequent terms as long as that person qualifies for membership

 

Meeting Dates for the School Council (2017/2018):

 

Council meetings will be held i n the Learning Commons/Library Resource Centre.  Council members should make every effort to attend each meeting.

 

  • Monday, September 25, 2017, at 6 :30 pm “FIRST MEETING”

 

  • Other meetings to be decided.

 

** Please note that we will deter mine the council positions of Chair (or co-Chairs), Treasurer and Secretary for this school year at our first council meeting scheduled on Monday, September 25,2017 at 6:30 pm.

 

I cordially invite you to consider being part of the St. Gabriel Catholic School Council i n 2017/2018. The work of the Council is extremely important and highly valued.

 

If you are interested, please complete the attached ‘Self-nomination form and return it to the school off ice NO LATER THAN THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 2017.

 

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

 

Yours truly,

 

Mr. Jodie Schnarr Principal

 

St. Gabriel Catholic School Council

Cambridge, Ontario

 

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL 2017-2018

PARENT I GUARDIAN SELF- NOMINATION FORM

 

 I wish to declare my interest in being a parent / guardian member of the St. Gabriel Catholic School Council.

  • I would be interested in seeking the position of Council Chair/Co-Chair.
  • I would be interested in seeking the position of
  • I would be interested in seeking the position of

 

Name:  ___________________________________________

 

 

Address: __________________________________________

__________________________________________

 

Home Phone:  _____________________________________

 

Business Phone:  ___________________________________

 

E-mail:  ___________________________________________

 

I am the parent I guardian of______________ ___

who is currently registered at this school.

 

I am an employee of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

Yes                                  No

 

(Signature)_______________________________   (Date)_________________

 

 

Please include a brief autobiography on the back of this form or on a separate sheet

of paper attached to this form.

 

 

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR INTEREST AND COMMITMENT

 

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