Parent Advisory Council
What is the Parent Advisory Council (PAC)?
The PAC’s key role is to “advise the Board, Principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school”. The PAC consists of all parents and guardians, who wish to attend monthly meetings and provide assistance in collaborative planning and the co-ordination of various school-related events and activities.
When and where are meetings held?
Meetings are held monthly and the dates are announced in the beginning of the school year. Free child minding is provided for the duration of the meeting. Minutes of the meeting are posted on the PAC bulletin board in the main hall next to the office and in the Library.
Can anyone attend the meetings?
Meetings are open to all Rose Point parents, guardians, staff and guest speakers.
What happens at PAC meetings?
Meetings are held to discuss school issues, provide advice on policy and procedures, support school programs, and plan special events for students and families. Each meeting includes reports from the Chairperson, Treasurer, Committees and school staff. In addition, guest speakers may present information on a variety of topics.
What elected positions are there on Council?
Elected positions include Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, DPAC Representative and School Planning Council. Elections for positions are held in September and any parent or guardian may run for a position or cast a vote.
What does fundraising involve and why is it needed?
Many fundraising events are supported through the volunteer efforts of the PAC. Profits from these events are all used to fund items not covered by government funding sources. The items typically include technology equipment software, library books, gym equipment, audio visual supplies, field trips, and additional “special event” supplies.
What is the School Planning Council?
Three parents, at least one of whom is a member of the PAC Executive, work with the school administration and staff to develop the School Plan and to provide input and advice regarding some school procedures.
NRPS has many volunteer opportunities. Attend a PAC meeting and find out how you can help. Also, you may wish to drop by the school office to complete a volunteer application form. Should you wish to offer an area of expertise or simply lend a helping hand, please complete the form and we’ll try to call on you.