Parent Council

Welcome Mackenzie Parents,

School councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child’s education. Our school has an elected school council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of students. The school council is made up of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and general membership which includes all parents of children attending the school.

The school council advises the principal and vice principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, after school activities, and criteria for new principals.

What We Do

  • Meet approximately 8 times a year; work on sub-committees, as needed
  • Act as an advisory body to provide ideas, recommendations and concerns to the principal and, where appropriate, the school board
  • Create and maintain an environment which promotes and improves student learning and school effectiveness
  • Enhance lines of communication among parents, guardians, administrators, teachers, and students in the school community
  • Provide support for school, family, and community partnership that assist parents in education of children
  • Organize and support various activities to raise funds to supplement classroom resources

 

General Activities of Parent Council

  • Develop a network of “class representatives” to help keep parents informed about school and Council activities
  • Meet regularly with our principal to discuss ongoing school activities and issues
  • Fundraising initiatives
  • Historically monies collected through fundraising efforts have contributed to many school wide initiatives

 

Parent Council Executive 2015 – 2016

Co-Chairs – Chris Marinis and Beth Karstadt

 

WE NEED YOU!

We are inviting any parents and guardians to please consider becoming a member of the William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate parent council. It is never too late to become involved. If you are interested, and we sincerely hope you are, please contact the school at 416- 395-3330.

SAC

The Mackenzie Student Activity Council is the student voice of Mackenzie. Representatives are elected for the length of the school year by the student body. Elections are held in the Spring before the students take office. Notable positions include President, Vice Presidents of Clubs, Spirit Reps, and Treasurer/Secretary.

SAC is responsible for promoting school spirit through various annual events. Recently, SAC has also developed a focus on social welfare. Proceeds from many events go to special charities or welfare groups.

For more information on annual SAC events, please click here.

Mackenzie Athletic Council

Athletic Council is a council catered towards Mackenzie’s athletics. We promote athletes of Mackenzie, as well as athleticism as a whole. We run multiple intramural tournaments throughout the year, help sporting seasons run smoothly, and organize the annual Mac Sweats sale. At the end of the year, we host our fabulous Athletic Banquet, to honour the year’s star athletes and congratulate all team members and coaches for all their accomplishments. GO MAC GO!

Presidents: Anna Lopatukhin, Catherine Gauci, Micaela Consens, Yoni Nesher, Jonah Santangelo, Matthew Doucette

Staff Advisor: Mr. Whitfield

# of Members: 25

Mackenzie Arts/Music Council

The intent is for the Mackenzie Arts and Music Council to provide leadership opportunities for our arts students as well as to promote and ensure the visibility of the arts in the school community. Meeting are held regularly in order to plan and coordinate arts activities. The council is also in charge of all of Mackenzie’s music annual events and activities.

Mandate: To coordinate, organize, and plan all art activities at Mackenzie

Composition: Senior and junior students from each of the arts areas

Presidents: Emily Tran, Kathleen Lakhan

Staff Advisor: Mr. Cohen

# of Members: 30