School Council

School Council

School councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child`s education. Broadacres has an elected school council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of our students. The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, teacher and support staff representatives, and a general membership which includes all parents of children attending the school. The council advises the principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after-school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals. Therefore council affords parents with a means and opportunity to influence the education of their children and the operation of our school. All parents are encouraged to participate.

Council meetings are generally held once per month in the school library and are open to all parents of children who attend Broadacres. Child care is available, if requested in advance. The dates and times of meetings are advertised in our weekly newsletter. If you are not able to attend meetings, then you can still participate by taking part in council activities and/or volunteering to assist with events.

The Broadacres School Council has:

  • for the past several years, enabled all of our students in Grades 1-5 to participate in a skating program by renting nearby Centennial Arena, and purchasing and maintaining a supply of skates and helmets to loan out.
  • supported our Orff music program by purchasing a bass xylophone to supplement our Orff instrument collection. 
  • purchased performance risers in support of our music, choir and drama programs.
  • supported our Science program by bringing "Scientists in School" to each classroom.

Funds have been raised through projects such as our monthly Pizza Lunches, our September BBQ, and the sale of school spirit wear ("Go Broadacres Bobcats"!)