With the adoption of the mission statement and bylaws, PSC School Council completed the process of its creation and became fully functional after its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the school premises.
The document adopted at the meeting states that PSC School Council will undertake its activities “to foster well-being and effectiveness of our school community and to enhance student learning”.
The council has an executive committee composed of chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer who will be elected during the annual general meeting and will represent the whole school community. The principal, one or more teachers appointed/elected by teachers, one or more students who might volunteer are also included in the composition of the council.
Each and every parent/guardian/primary caregiver of any PSC student is considered a natural member of the school council and will have the right to vote if and when they are present in any meeting of the school council.
The bylaws agreed during the Wednesday meeting state that the school council will have a minimum of five regular meetings during a school year while special meetings could be called by the executive with a minimum of five days of notice.
The meeting of the school council was visibly livelier as compared to the previous meetings with the increased number participating parents showing heightened interest in the implementation of teaching practices and other activities.
Before the adoption of the bylaws, participating parents were introduced by Grade 9 teacher Brady Teeling to an extensive presentation on the evolving implementation model of Grade 9 curriculum.
Vice Principal Ron Rarick also briefed parents on a visit paid by Principal Ian Rawlinson and a select group of teachers to a high school in San Diego, California. The next meeting of the school council is scheduled for February.