Thursday, April 28, 2011

School Council - Your chance to make great things happen for our kids!

NOW RECRUITING: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, & QSP Committee Chair

These are vital volunteer roles that make great things happen at Bowmore, like:
  • Artists & Scientists in the Classroom
  • Additional drama & arts activities
  • Athletics needs like jerseys & a new scoreboard
  • Even school buses to outings and competitions!
We also provide an important role as parent advisors to the Principal and Vice Principals.

Have fun, make great things happen for our kids, and gain a deep knowledge of how our school works!

NOMINATE YOURSELF BY END OF DAY FRIDAY, APRIL 29 for the roles of Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and QSP Coordinators. A link to the nomination form is below. If you have any questions about these roles, please email us at

Elections for School Council are done in two parts, to ensure the school year starts with key roles already filled:
  • EACH MAY: An election selects the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and QSP Committee Chair for the following school year
  • EACH SEPTEMBER: Another election completes the Council by selecting the remaining Committee Chairs and additional Executive Members
DOWNLOAD: Job Descriptions, School Council Key Executive
DOWNLOAD: Nomination Form - SUBMIT BY APRIL 29

  • Monday April 18 - Election guidelines and dates sent home with students and self-nomination forms available at the office (Did you get yours?)
  • Thursday April 28 - School Council Mix n' Mingle
  • Friday April 29 - Nominations close at 4 pm
  • Monday May 2 - Ad Hoc Election Committee posts the list of candidates outside the main office and determines if enough nominations were received to warrant an election
  • Wednesday May 4 - Candidates' Introduction Public Meeting (if an election is called)
  • Thursday May 5 - Election by secret ballot, if needed
  • Monday May 9 - Election results are posted outside the main office
  • Thursday May 12 - School Council Meeting to introduce new Executive for 2011/12; September election will complete the Council’s membership.

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