The Manor Park School Council is made up of volunteer parents/guardians of students from Manor Park School. School Councils are advisory organizations, mandated by the Ministry of Education, and make recommendations to the principal and School Board when appropriate.
The Manor Park School Council promotes the educational interests of our students and school. The Council helps to provide students with books, audio-visual equipment, field trips, sports equipment and much more. Together, we provide resources to support sports and arts programming, as well as teacher support through increased volunteerism in our school. 2018 Welcome note and election information
The 2018-2019 School Council elections took place on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at the monthly meeting in the school library.
One position was not elected and is still vacant:
• Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC) Representative
The following positions were elected:
• Council Chair
• Past Chair (not an elected position)
• Communications Coordinator
• Kindergarten Representative
• Primary Representative
• Junior Representative
• Community Liaison Delegate
• Member-at-Large (2 ELECTED POSITIONS)
The School Council holds elections at the beginning of every school year for all of the above Executive positions.
Approximately once a month, parents and guardians meet to plan, organize and start activities to increase the educational experience of the students at our school, through input and direction provided by the principal, teachers and staff. In addition to this, the Council also discusses various educational issues or opportunities that could potentially impact Manor Park School students. Please see Meetings for the meeting schedule.
For a quick look at ways to help, go to the Share your Time page.
SCHOOL COUNCIL IS…
Social: Joining Council offers a great opportunity to meet new people. (Parents, teachers and administrators)
Constructive: Nothing beats the rewarding feeling of seeing projects from their initiation to completion and the impact it has on the children. Our committees make good things happen.
Educational: It provides great information sharing around issues in education. Learn about: curriculum, staffing, operations and policies.
Charitable: Every year Council looks for ways to reach out to less fortunate schools in our zone and our city. Whether it is in the donation of goods or funds, social responsibility is one of Council’s important goals.
Political: Council contributes to community issues and has a role in advocating for changes in public education.
Supportive: Council is representative of our parent community and has a role in hearing their concerns and assisting or advising them on solutions and available resources.
School Council is a fantastic way to get tapped into the school community. Being an active member opens the door to countless opportunities and enrichment for our children. School Council is always hoping that more parents will share their ideas and their time to keep our great programs and commitments alive. All Parents are welcome.