Bear Creek School Council

The Bear Creek School Council is an advisory body of volunteers who work together to provide ideas and opinions to the Principal and school administration in the areas of school programs, community partnership and school operations. This is an opportunity for parents, students, staff members, and others in the community to take a more active role in local education.

Council Members 2013 – 2014
School Council June 2013 Minutes
School Council September 2013 Minutes
School Council October 2013 Minutes
School Council November 2013 Minutes
School Council December 2013 Minutes
February 2014 minutes


Bear Creek School Council Report 2012-2013

Dear Parents and School Community:

Welcome back!  We hope you had a safe and happy summer.
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our school, staff and students.  2012-2013 has been another successful year as a result of your support.

With sincere appreciation, I would like to acknowledge the members of this year’s school council.  The council’s commitment and dedication has contributed to Bear Creek’s continued growth and ability to offer outstanding opportunities for our students.  2012 – 2013 School Council Members: Mike Abram (Principal), Peter Bowman (Vice-Principal), Dr. Jane Smith (Staff Representative), Justine Aman (Student Representative) Karyn Prowse (Chair), Shelley Taylor (Vice-Chair), Marnie Hermiston (Secretary), Mark Anderson (Treasurer), Tatiana Khrystynko, Larry Fishlock, Norm Hannon, Jennifer Johnson, Laura Lee Butt.

 The school council held 8 meetings on September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, January 16th, February 13th, April 10th, May 8th and June 12th and worked on various issues during the year including hosting an “ISafe” internet safety presentation, applying for a Parents Reaching Out grant and funding new signage inside the school.  These meetings were open to the public to encourage input from parents and other members of the school community.

Please join us! The purpose of our School Council is to help improve student achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.  School Council is an advisory group that offers recommendations to the principal of Bear Creek and the Simcoe County District School Board.  The Board along with the school’s principal are responsible for considering the recommendations made by our school council and for advising the council of the actions taken in response to the recommendations.

I would like to invite you to attend our first meeting of the 2013 – 2014 school year on Wednesday September 11th, 6:30pm. All our meetings are open to anyone with students attending Bear Creek.  Even if you aren’t interested in becoming a council member, I encourage you to attend as often as you can.  It is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in your son or daughter’s education.

Karyn Prowse


    Upcoming Meeting Dates

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Links of Interest to Parents
Ministry of Education – School Council Guide
Ontario Parent
SCDSB Parents Corner