PSC School-Parent Council created

Ponoka Secondary Campus has now a School-Parent Council to advise and cooperate with the school administration in managing the problems

Ponoka Secondary Campus has now a School-Parent Council to advise and cooperate with the school administration in managing the problems and improving the environment for a better education for all students.

In the course of a meeting held at the Ponoka Secondary Campus on Monday, Nov 25, which was called on a rather short notice, less than 20 interested parents showed up to discuss the topic and finalize the creation of the new body.

Monday night’s meeting followed a previous gathering held more than a month ago, again with limited participation, to sound out the idea of creating a council to support the school administration.

Taking the cue from the discussions in the previous meeting, PSC Principal Ian Rawlinson and Vice Principal Ron Rarick briefed the participants about the tasks, procedures and mandate of the proposed school council before the new chair, vice chair and the secretary of the council were assigned to their new tasks by acclamation.

Jacquie Corkery has become the chair, Leonard Standingontheroad was assigned as the vice-chair and Sandra Beardsley took over the role of secretary.

The new leadership of the school council will determine the date, frequency and procedures for the regular dates in cooperation with the PSC administration.

In principle, all future school council meetings will be open to all interested parents willing to take part in the proceedings.

Good news for Grade 7 & 8

Before the start of the meeting, Principal Ian Rawlinson gave a tour of the areas of the school where renovations are about to be completed.

He told parents that Grade 7 and Grade 8 students would be able to locate to their newly built section of the school probably after the Christmas break and that they would finally be able to use lockers.

The principal told the parents that other areas of renovation, including the gym, would take more time to finish and some sections of the building would not be ready before mid-spring.


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