Catholic School Advisory Councils (CSAC) play a vital role in our Catholic school communities. They are shining examples of open communication and partnerships between all key stakeholders – parents, students, staff, principals, parishes and members of the broader community.
Our CSACs provide a forum for parents and other members of the school community to contribute to the improvement of student achievement and school performance. The councils make recommendations to principals and the Board on matters they believe relevant. We consult with CSACs on a range of matters that affect student learning and consider recommendations made by the councils. We value the leadership of parents on CSAC to enrich the fabric of students’ learning and faith development.
What are the benefits of becoming involved on a CSAC?
- You will become an important partner in the education system
- You will contribute to the shared goal of improving student achievement
- You can use CSACs as a vehicle to express your opinions on relevant issues
- You will be kept informed about what is happening at your child’s school and the Board
- You will find it a rewarding experience that will make a difference in your child’s education
- How can you become a member of a CSAC?
The membership of our school councils changes from year to year. Potential new members will be recruited for election, so be sure to let your interest be known to your school’s principal or current members of your school’s CSAC. We always strive for our councils to reflect the diversity of the school. The majority of our CSACs consist of parents, but will also include the principal or vice-principal, one teacher, one non-teaching staff member, one student and other community representation.
We welcome you as a member of CSAC to guide the future for your child. If you are interested in participating on the CSAC at your child’s school, please contact the principal directly.