The School Council and Parents’ Association
School Council and Parent Association meetings are open to all parents and we look forward to more parents taking the initiative to become involved.
The School Council
The School Council is a group of parents, a teacher, the principal, and community members who work together to promote the well-being and effectiveness of the entire school community and, thereby, enhance student learning. As an advisory body, the school council facilitates cooperation among all those who have an interest in the programs and policies of the school.
The Parents’ Association
The Parents’ Association of James Gibbons, the school fundraising organization, works closely with the School Council in identifying projects for financial support. Membership on the executives cross both groups. The money raised by the Parents’ Association is used to help fund the school ski trip and other field trips, school events like the author-in-residence program and concerts, and to provide up-to-date technology, such as new computers and smart boards, as well as library books and other school resources. Parents' Association of James Gibbons meetings are held immediately after each School Council meeting.