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Parent Council

We are delighted to have a dynamic and enthusiastic Parent Council at EGISR, who are passionate about their role.The objectives of the Parent Council are to engage families in the education and development of their children, promote positive change at the school, develop collaborative networks and work together to deliver a calendar of social and school events.

Parent Council FAQs

What is a Parent Council?

The Parent Council is an advisory body organized to assist EGISR. The council fosters a collaborative relationship among school administrators, parents, teachers, and the business community to provide recommendations for school improvement.

Who is on the Parent Council?

The Parent Council generally consists of a minimum of 12 members: parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school per year level, community members/business partners, two certified full-time teachers, the Vice Principals, and the Principal. The term of office for Council members is two years, however, Council members may serve more than one term.

Why is parent membership so important?

Parents on Parent Council provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Parent representation is essential to the school council initiative. The policy requires parents to elect parent representatives to the council. Parents are eligible to serve on the Parent Council if they have one or more children presently enrolled at EGISR.

How can you become involved?

If you or someone you know is a parent/guardian of a child who is enrolled as a student at EGISR, you might consider nominating yourself or others for election as a member of the Parent Council.

Do I need special experience to be on the Parent Council?

No. What is needed are members with an interest in their child’s school and the desire to work with other parents, community members, teachers, and administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s concerns and share ideas to foster school improvement.