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Welcome to our School Council page for Balaclava School!  We thank you for your interest.

The purpose of the Balaclava School Council is to improve student learning and achievement through the active participation of parents and guardians who come together to shape our children’s experience at school.

It is a place to learn about what is happening in our school community as it relates to our children’s education. It is also a way for parents and guardians to voice their opinions, and to be heard and understood regarding Balaclava School and School Board matters. 

We come together to brainstorm ways to keep our children learning in a caring, safe, and fun environment; to make sure every child feels inspired, included, capable, and proud.  As parents and care givers, we need to advocate for what we feel is important to our children and their education.  Together, with school staff, we strive to be positive leaders and make Balaclava School the best place to learn.

Feel free to attend one of our meetings or assume a position on Balaclava School Council, the door is always open. We meet once monthly or bi-monthly and we are trying virtual daytime meetings this year if that works best for the membership.  Dates are posted on this webpage to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.  Minutes are posted here also if you cannot join us in person but would like to stay informed.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss at a future meeting, please feel free to reach out anytime via email (BalaclavaSC@hwdsb.on.ca).
Should you have any concerns specific to your child/ren please reach out to Mr. Gris at 905-659-3396.

School Council Members for 2022 – 2023:

Co-Chairs – Hannah Wright and Jacky Small
Secretary – Cheryl Hue
Members at large- Erin Bell, Erin Meanchoff,  Lasha, Lindsay Petican, Emily Allen, Katie Krane, Sarah Zink, Jennifer Lowe, Simon Lowe
Teacher Rep – L. Harris
Principal – J. Gris

2022  – 2023 School Council Meetings

September 2oth – 6:00 p.m., Hybrid: In-person and Virtual meeting

Minutes September 20th, 2022 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 School Council Meetings

October 5th – 6:00 p.m., MS Teams Format

Minutes October 5th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

December 7th – 6:00 p.m., MS Teams Format

December 7th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes (2)

February 8th – 6:00 p.m., MS Teams Format February 8th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

April 12th – 6:00 p.m., MS Teams Format April 12th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes Updated

June 7th – 6:00 p.m., MS Teams Format June 7th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

*Note: Due to Public Health restrictions all meetings will be held virtually using MS Teams this year.
School Council ByLaws: 2017-18 Balaclava School Council ByLaws 
Minutes are approved at the following Council Meeting and posted on this page.

School Council Meetings – Past

Meeting date: February 4th 2020, 6:00 p.m. Minutes are approved at the following council meeting then posted:

Approved Minutes: February 4th, 2020 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: October 30th 2020, 11:00 a.m., MS Teams Format Approved Minutes:October 30th 2020 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes
Meeting date: December 1st, 2020, 6:30 p.m., MS Teams Format Approved Minutes:
Meeting date: February 9th 2021 11:00 a.m., MS Teams Format  Approved Minutes:February 9th, 2020 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes.
Meeting date: April 20th 2021  Approved Minutes:
Meeting date: June 1st 2021  Approved Minutes:Balaclava June minutes


Updated on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
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