Getting involved in the school community and being part of our children’s years at Dundas Central is a very rewarding experience. There are many ways to help. We have two parent groups working together to support our students.
Home & School Association
We are an independent parent group who strive to obtain the “Best for Each Student”. We spearhead many extracurricular school events and traditions which help to make the school a real community, fundraise for vaious programs and student needs in the school and offer helping-hand support to staff. We are a member of the Ontario Federation of Home & School Associations, OFHSA, an independent body giving us a united voice at the provincial level concerning student issues.
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An advisory group of parents and staff mandated by the Ministry of Education to review school policy and curriculum to:
- improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents through the active participation of parents.
- discuss educational issues and make recommendations to the Principal and Board of Education
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.dcpsschoolcouncil.wix.com/dundascentral
Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Students, the Greater Dundas Communitycan volunteer directly in a Classroom, Resource Centres or the Office. Primary grades are in particular need of in-class help, particularly during nutrition breaks to make sure that the children eat and helping them get dressed to go outside. School and class trips also require many supervisory hands! Contact the staff directly.
You will need to have a police check completed before starting.
We recognize that everyone’s availability varies – if you have an evening to spare, there are also many jobs that can be done afterschool or at night (e.g., cut and labelling for primary classes).
Co-op students / Student Teachers
Our school works in partnership with area high schools, colleges and faculties of education to provide work placement opportunities. Dundas Central often hosts Student Teachers from Brock University’s Faculty of Education, and Student Educational Assistants from Mohawk College’s Education as well as other area schools. Our students benefit greatly by having extra support from these individuals at the school, and they benefit form the experience. It is truly a win-win situation.