Cardinal Newman School Council Mission Statement
Catholic School Councils shall provide the structure that enables parents, staff, principals, students, community and parish members to come together to review and address the education of that community’s children.
Catholic School Councils shall reinforce, through recommendations and their own activities, the concept of the school as one of the institutions which convey and express the life of the Church. With the broader Church community, the school shares responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of students as part of its educational task.
The purpose of Catholic School Councils is, through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents and to promote the mission of Catholic education within the school community.
It is the responsibility of the Catholic School Council to ensure that the Mission and Vision of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board are supported and promoted by the Catholic School Council.
The role of the Catholic School Council is advisory. It shall provide ideas and opinions to assist the principal and, where appropriate, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board in decision-making on educational issues. The advice shall be based on accepted Catholic principles, the general views of the school community and the best interest of all students throughout the school. The Catholic School Council must operate within the Education Act and its Regulations and Board Policy.
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