“Parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools. They are the most important influence in a child’s life outside of school. Long after direct learning from parents in a child’s early years gives way to formal education, parents continue to play a key role in student success through the attitudes they help to share and the direct supports they provide.”

Ontario Ministry of Education

Parent engagement: how to get involved
School councils, the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) are all ways in which parents can engage with and support students. Visit our parent engagement summary page to be directed to more information on how to become involved.
Voluntary First Nation, Métis and Inuit self-identification information for families
The Voluntary First Nation, Métis and Inuit Self-Identification process allows us to work toward the goal of improving Aboriginal student achievement through specific programming, targeted initiatives, resource support and increased family and community involvement with the Board. If a student is of First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry, we encourage you to consider participating in this voluntary process, when registering for school or updating student information.