Parental contributions are recognized and valued as an important part of the total education of the child.
Parents As Active Partners
Parents are invited to participate in the school governance as a member of the Local School Council or as a member of the Parent Support Group.
The Local School Council helps oversee school policies and operations. The Parent Support Group meet monthly to support school activities.
Other active Parent Committees include:
- The Sports Parents Committee
- The Music Parents Committee
- The Grad Fashion Show Committee
- The After-Grad Committee
Throughout the school year, parent volunteers assist with field trip supervision, the transportation of students to extracurricular activities, as guest speakers and with the daily hot lunch program.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews are conducted twice a year.
Appointments are scheduled using an online system. Parents will be notified via the school newsletter when the system is available for scheduling.
All accounts are cleared at the beginning of each school year, so parents must register themselves and their children for an account each year. This site allows parents to choose up to 6 interview times with your child’s teachers. Interviews are 10 minutes in length.
Additional Parent Groups & Resources
Regular attendance by students in all of their classes enhances their performance and contributes substantially to their rate of progress. While at school, students have a right to an education; they also have a responsibility to attend classes regularly and pursue their studies in a diligent manner. Every student will attend regularly and punctually throughout the school year unless excused from doing so.
Each absence will be considered excused or unexcused. Examples of an excused absence are an absence due to a personal illness, serious illness in the family, death in the family, medical or dental appointments.
A note from a parent/guardian is required for all absences. Parents/Guardians must:
• contact the school and teachers if your child will be absent.
• call the school directly 250-479-1414. The school answering machine is checked daily.
If a child is marked absent after morning attendance is taken, and the school has not received notification, a phone call is made to parents/guardians to confirm that their child is safe at home.
The Ministry of Education reduces our funding for children who have missed a significant amount of school. If you will be away for extended unexcused absences and this reduces your child’s grant, you may be required to pay the difference. In accordance with Island Catholic Schools policy, parents or guardians of students absent without excuse may be required to reimburse the school if the provincial funding for the student is reduced as a result of high absenteeism.
Missed School Work
Students and/or Parents/Guardians are responsible to check with teachers regarding work that is missed. Parents/Guardians should contact teachers directly if a student will be away for an extended period of time so that arrangements can be made for schoolwork. Students are responsible to promptly make up any missed work.
Late Arrivals/Early Departures
Students who arrive after 8:30 am must be signed in at the office by Parent/Guardian and receive an Attendance Slip from the office. A logbook is kept in the office. A note must accompany the student if Parents/Guardians have not already notified the teacher or office.
Students who are departing the school prior to the 3:05 pm dismissal must be signed out by a Parent/Guardian at the office. A note must accompany the student if Parents/Guardians have not already notified the teacher or office.