Parental Involvement There is an overwhelming body of research that shows that parental involvement in education has a positive and lasting impact on a child. Whether you've got a little bit of time or a lot, there can be a place for you!
Catholic School CouncilsCatholic School Councils play a key role in our schools. Councils are tasked by the province to make recommendations to their principal or to the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board on any matter affecting the school community. If you have leadership skills you'd like you share with a Catholic School community, we encourage you to consider seeking a position on School Council.
The following are some board materials that describe the mandate of council and some guidelines around them.
Mandate of Catholic School Council
Policy 907 - Handbook
Link to Thunder Bay Catholic Parent Involvement Committee
O.A.P.C.E:The voice of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the Publicly funded Catholic System of Education in the Province of Ontario http://www.oapce.on.ca/
School Councils: A Guide for Members The Ministry of Education Guide (Revised 2002) http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/...
Involving Parents in the School:
Tips for School Councils http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/...
Other Resources to Support Parental Involvement
OPEN - The Ontario Provincial Education Network:Join OPEN to receive updates on important education initiatives and communicate your own ideas or concerns directly to the Ministry of Education http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/tools/...
Parent Voice in Education Project: Follow the development of this provincial project and access education information and resources http://www.parentvoiceineducation.org
Education Partnership Table:
A practical new forum designed to get broad and diverse insights from the education sector on provincial education policy early in the government's policy development process. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/...