Local School Council

What is The Local School Council?

The School Council was established to foster the moral and educational development of our children within the framework of a Catholic environment and philosophy.

Council furthers the knowledge and appreciation within the local community of the goals established by the Board of Directors. Council’s mandate is to foster effective relationships between all members of the school staff, families of the school community, parish, and the Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Victoria. Council reflects the unique character of St. Patrick’s School community and advises the Board of local issues and concerns. Members of the school council are elected to participate in decision-making for a three year term.
Areas of Council Responsibility

Planning

Establishing a mission statement, a strategic plan and annual plans which meet the current and future needs of the school.

Policy Formulation & Enactment

Giving general direction for administrative action on local issues (cf C.I.S. Policy Manual).

Finances

Developing plans and means to finance ongoing educational programs including input in setting tuition. Developing and monitoring the annual budget.

Selection/Appointment of School Staff

Participating in the selection and appointment of new staff to the school in accordance with policies of the Board of Directors.

Public Relations & Marketing

Affecting positive communications with all members of the school community. Supporting the school with marketing plans and action.

Buildings & Grounds

Developing a plan for ongoing maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment. Responding to recommendations concerning future expansion or emergency situations.

Parish Liaison

Fostering the link between school and parish. Ensuring our vision that school and parish are partners with parents, who are the prime educators of our children.

Parent Auxiliary Liaison

Representing council at parent auxiliary meetings. Bringing forth concerns and fundraising requests. Aiding Council when approving disbursement of funds raised.

2020/2021 School Year

Local School Council Members

Local School Council – Minutes:
All past and current meeting minutes are on the Forms & Documents page.

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