Ontario Regulation 612/00 confirms the advisory role of school councils and clearly states that their purpose is to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. This regulation also clarifies the role of school councils and establishes their right to express their views on any issues that are important to them.
The Catholic School Council is an important organization for guardians/parents in the community. Saint Joan of Arc C.H.S has a very active school council and we encourage all parents to consider their involvement in the council. The fundamental purpose of a school council is to achieve this purpose:
- To foster participation by parents and partnerships with community groups
- To be involved in plans to improve the school
- To influence decisions made by principals, school boards and the Ministry of Education and Training
Michael Szakacs – Chair
Antonietta Torelli – Vice Chair
Fatima Senra – Treasurer
Mirella Natale – Secretary
Maple Family of Schools Forum
Enhancing the family,school, and parish connection by helping in the organization and implementationof this yearly event.
Parent Engagement Guest Speakers / Presentations
Organize community partnerships by providing guest speakers on topics of interest to parents / guardians throughout the school year.
25th Anniversary Year
Organize and assist with activities commemorating the numerous accomplishments and achievements as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary milestone in our school’s history.
Review funding requests made by SJA staff and students and forward recommendations to the full council for approval of distribution of funds collected during the school year.