The School Council provides invaluable input to school administration and supports the school’s programs through active volunteerism.
A school simply cannot be successful without highly invested and engaged parents. At CSS we have a very active and committed group of parents. Parents are integral to our outdoor education program, and are encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms. The school has made the commitment that parents will be actively engaged in meaningful tasks when they generously volunteer their time. Click here
to go to our volunteers page.
The school council’s primary purpose is to foster the well-being and effectiveness of the Calgary Science School community, so as to enhance student learning. The school council meets monthly to conduct the business of the council and to provide a forum for all parents to be engaged. Council meetings regularly feature guest speakers from the student body, teaching staff and school administration. Council meetings provide an opportunity for parents to advise school administration on the operation of the school.
In addition, council has a number of committees that support the school community, including: coordinating all of the volunteers for the school (except volunteers for field trips and outdoor education trips); organizing parent education seminars and an annual parent conference; undertaking an annual survey of parents to guide council’s planning, operations and advice to school administration; delivering a fun lunch program; organizing social functions; working with school administration on traffic safety considerations around the school; and much more. School council also works closely with the Calgary Science School Parent Fundraising Society and school administration, to ensure the success of parent-initiated fundraising for the school.
2012/13 School Council Executive
Back (Left to right): Christy Thompson (Co-Secretary), Karen Cuthbertson (President), Kim Brundit (Co-Secretary)
Front: Paul Langille (Vice President), Paul Bakker (Treasurer)
For more information on the activities of the School Council, you can download the strategic plan
As well, minutes from recent School Council Annual General Meetings can be found below.
2012 School Council AGM Minutes
2011 School Council AGM Minutes
2010 School Council AGM Minutes