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About School Council

The Earl Kitchener (EK) School Council is an advisory group (we provide advice to the Principal) that is legislated by the Provincial Government.  We:

  • focus on student learning and the best interest of all students,
  • provide a forum through which parents and other members of the EK community can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance,
  • make recommendations to the Principal on any matter we see impacting accountability and academic excellence and;
  • serve as a communication and information channel between the school and community.

Some of the topics we discuss at our meetings include Teacher and Principal updates, academic programs (reading and math), facility updates, student safety, parent reaching out grant, safe streets, Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) updates and student health and wellbeing programs.

School Council usually hosts an annual Parent Engagement Night funded through grants provided by the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and Provincial Government.

The EK School Council is comprised of the Executive (Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary), Staff Representative, Principal, Home and School Representative and Voting Members.  To be an Executive or Voting Member of Council you must attend the September meeting when elections are held for the school year.

You do not need to be a member of Council to attend or participate in meetings, all parents or caregivers of EK Students are welcome.  Meetings are held along with the Home and School Association on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (December and June are most often cancelled).

Earl Kitchener School Council By-Laws

Contact Information: earlkitchenerSC@hwdsb.on.ca


About The Home and School (H&S) Association

The H&S Association is an independent, parent-driven, organization of volunteers promoting both parent engagement and community participation throughout the school and within the community, supporting Earl Kitchener (EK) students and families.

The Home and School Association works independently to:

  • Organize events and activities to enrich the school community and raise additional funds for the school
  • Foster communication between the school and the parent community
  • Determine how fundraising dollars are spent


Over the years we have run the following fundraising and EK community initiatives:

  • Pizza and Milk Program
  • School Nutrition Program
  • Fright Night
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Art Auction
  • The Giving Tree
  • EK Read-A-Thon
  • Book Swap
  • Mabel’s Labels


The funds raised through these initiatives have been invested into the school, students and community.  More specifically, the H&S Association has subsidized the cost of school field trips, in-school student experiences, and the Grade 5 the annual end of year trip and celebration. They have purchased art cart supplies, lighting and curtains for the stage, ukuleles for the music program, volleyball nets, team jerseys, equipment sets for outdoor play and have provided funds for teacher’s classroom supplies. They have also provided various opportunities for family engagement such as Family Math Nights with Lego®& Everblocks and host an annual Staff Appreciation Day. The H&S Association also supports and/or subsidizes EK families and other school communities in financial need, and donates funds to community organizations such as, Hamilton FoodShare, Food4Kids, CityKidz, The Hamilton Foundation for Student Success, and Neighbour 2 Neighbour.

The H&S Association Executive consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Meetings are held monthly where all EK parents, caregivers, families, and community members are welcome to participate.

How can you get involved?

The success of the H&S Association programs depends on countless volunteers.  You can find out about our volunteer opportunities in the following ways:


Meeting Minutes

2023-2024 School Year

EK School Council Meeting Minutes_October 17 2023

2022-2023 School Year

SC April 18 2023 Agenda

SC March 21 2023 Minutes

SC March 21 2023 Agenda

SC February 21 2023 Minutes

SC February 21 2023 Agenda

SC Janurary 24 2023 Minutes

SC January 24 2023 Agenda

SC November 29 2022 Minutes

SC November 2022 Agenda

SC October 18 2022 Minutes

SC October 18 2022 Agenda

SC Sept 22 2022 Minutes

SC Sept 22 2022 Agenda

2020-2021 School Year

13. May 18 2021 Minutes-1

12. May 18 2021-agenda1

11. March 16 2021 Minutes-1

10. March 16 2021-agenda1

9.February 23 2021 Minutes-1

8.February 23 2021-Agenda

7.January 19 2021 Minutes-1

6.January 19 2021-agenda

5.November 17 2020 Minutes-1

4.  November 19 2019 agenda

3.October 6 2020 Minutes-1

2.October 6 2020-1 Agenda

1.September 22, 2020 Minutes-1

2019-2020 School Year

7. January 21 2020 agenda

6.November 19 2019 Minutes

5.November 19 2019 agenda

4.October 15 2019 Minutes

3.October 15 2019 agenda

2.September 17 2019 minutes

1.September 17 2019 agenda

2018-2019 School Year

15.May School Council Agenda

14.School Council_Home and School Minutes, April 16, 2019

13.April School Council Agenda

12.School Council Minutes February 2019

11.March School Council Agenda

10.Home and School Agenda March 2019


8.School Council Feb Agenda-1

7.School Council Agenda January 2019

6.EK November Council Minutes

5.School Council Agenda November 2018

4.Home and School Agenda Nov 2018

3.October 2018 Home and School Agenda-2

2.Sept 2018Earl Kitchener School Council minutes

1.September 2018 School Council Agenda


Updated on Monday, November 13, 2023.
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