The mandate of the Brebeuf College School Parent Council is to provide meaningful input to the Principal on a number of significant areas that lead to school improvements, such as:
School growth and improvement plans
Providing input and criteria for the selection of school principals
Ensuring that the Catholic system of education is fostered
Promoting and supporting the best interests of the school community
Enabling parents and students to assume a more responsible and active role in education programs and services
Elections are held each year and membership on the Catholic School Parent Council (CSPC) is determined in the following ways:
Parents shall be elected by parents and guardians of students enrolled in the school.
The chair of the council shall be a member who is also a parent and shall be elected by the council.
Community representatives shall be elected by the council.
The student representative shall be elected by students.
The school principal shall be a designated member.
The teacher representative shall be elected by members of the teaching staff.
The non-teaching staff member shall be elected by members of the non-teaching staff.
The Brebeuf College School Council was established in 1996 in response to directives from the Ministry of Education and Training's Policy/Program Memorandum No. 122. In addition to taking on the role of the former Brebeuf Parent/Teacher Association, the council also operates as an advisory group of elected parents, educators, students and appointed community members.
Parents are the primary educators of the students who attend our Catholic schools. In partnership with Brebeuf College School and parish community, parents continue the work of raising their children in an environment shaped by Catholic beliefs and traditions to reach their full potential.
The CSPC of each school provides a vehicle for participation by parents and guardians in the advisory and decision making process of their local school.
The new regulations governing school councils help us to realize our shared goal of improving student achievement through enhanced accountability of the Catholic education system to parents.
For archived agendas and minutes, contact the parent council or school principal.