School Council Conversation Starters
Looking for topics of interest to start a conversation in your school community?
This section provides information, links and questions to consider for discussion purposes, on issues or items of interest in provincial education.
Great topics for discussion to include on your upcoming school council agenda.
What is Inclusion? Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance and promotes a sense of belonging for all learners.
The Principles of Inclusion
Provincial Achievement Test (PAT)
Once your principal has the opportunity to review results for Grade 6 and/or 9 in your school, he/she can engage with parents on your school council and school community in a discussion on student achievement in your school and how this looks in the provincial picture.
Possible improvement strategies generated at the school council level in consultation and collaboration with the principal will assist in developing shared knowledge between parents, classroom teachers and school administrators that will benefit the students in your school.
If you would like more information about the programs of study at the Division I (Grades 1-3), II (Grades 4-6) or III (Grades 7-9) levels, visit https://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/index.html .
Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) advocacy policy positions support conversations both school-wide through school council and parent-teacher-student, where the focus is on a student’s learning moving forward.