Over 200 parents, community members, teachers and school-based administrators are members of School Community Councils (SCC) in 23 Sun West Schools. The function of School Community Councils is, through an advisory and practical manner, to assist the administration of the school and the Board of Education in:
School Community Council duties vary as needs change in schools, but members are commonly involved in:
School Community Councils in Sun West and throughout the province work with school staffs to help improve student achievement and wellness. In Sun West, all schools set an improvement goal based on data and the needs of their students. Areas for improvement could include achievement in the literacies of reading, math and writing, increased student engagement, and increased mental/physical health and wellness.
School Community Councils play a critical role in helping schools with improvement planning and meeting their goals. Each fall, SCC members are invited to join the school staff in the development of the school’s Level 3 School Strategic Plan and contribute a parent and community perspective into areas for improvement. This planning results in actions that the staff takes with students and parents, actions that the SCC takes with students and parents, and actions where the staff and SCC working together. When schools and SCCs work together
Want to join us in helping our students achieve our vision of “Success for All”? Talk to your school principal about how you can get involved with your local School Community Council. The partnership among families, schools and communities creates the best opportunities for students to reach their potential as students and people. We welcome you!