School Council and PANDA
School councils were legislated as a means for parents and community members to work together with the school, administration, and the school board to support and enhance student learning and the educational experience of students. School councils have the opportunity to advise the principal and board on any matter relating to the school and education.
Notre Dame’s School Council is comprised of parents, the principal, a staff member and community members. All parents and guardians at Notre Dame School are considered to be a part of the School Council and are always welcome to any of the meetings.
It is shown that parental involvement with the school results in higher school achievement, better school attendance, positive student attitudes and behaviours and better relationships between student, parent, and school.
At every school council meeting, parents have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, the school staff, the internal and external committees related to school council as well as a report from the local trustee from the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic School Board. The School Council also often seeks the views and opinions of the parents at Notre Dame through an open discussion forum on numerous topics on education.
Notre Dame School Council does not do any fundraising. All fundraising efforts are handled through Notre Dame’s fundraising society, PANDA ( Parent at Notre Dame Association).
Notre Dame School Council meetings are currently held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm except where there are holidays. All parents, guardians, and community members are welcom at the meeting. Please remember to check here often as there may be new items posted.
NDSC & PANDA meet in the staff room on the first Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome!
Next Meeting: September 18, 2017 at 6:30, AGM School Council and PANDA Meeting will follow.
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