“As a school council member, you can help your council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to ensure a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario. Your participation can make a difference!” (Ministry of Education, 2002)
At Orchard Park we value, and want to foster, the voice of parents. Some parents want to be involved in the education of their teenagers but aren’t sure how to do so. School Council is an excellent way to have your voice heard, and to hear what is going on at the school. We welcome all parents/guardians to attend a meeting or reach out to the principal or school council chair for more information. Our kids aren’t little anymore, but they still benefit from us being involved and advocating on their behalf. All are welcome!
*Additional Information about School Councils in HWDSB can be found on the board website at:
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*School Council Handbook:
2020 / 2021 Orchard Park School Council Information:
School Council Chair: Holly Watts
School Council email address: orchardparkSC@hwdsb.on.ca
Updated on Thursday, November 05, 2020.