School Advisory Councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child's education. Our school has an elected School Advisory Council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of students. The School Advisory Council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school. The School 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.
The Ministry of Education defines the purpose of a School Council to be: "…through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents."
The Princess Margaret Junior School Advisory Council plays an important role in:
- Raising funds to enhance the learning environment of our school; and
- Creating a forum to exchange ideas and concerns and to learn more about the policies and programs of our school and the Toronto District School Board.
- Providing a link to teachers and staff.
Who can be part of it?
The Princess Margaret School Advisory Council (PMSC) is open to all parents and guardians of Princess Margaret Junior School students and members of the school staff. The principal attends all meetings, as do teacher representatives. Those who attend the first meeting of the school year can participate in electing that year’s executive, which generally includes a chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and various committee chairs.
When do we meet?
The School Advisory Council generally meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library. Meetings last about one hour and a half. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend any meeting, and to bring forward questions, concerns and ideas to the executive at any time.
Please read the document below if you have any school related concerns.
Parent Concern Protocol PR 505