GGS Parent Council

One of the best ways to participate in your child’s school is by joining the School Council. There is no better way to know what’s happening at the school than by becoming a member of Council.

The Grandview Central Council meets regularly with the Principal, and Teacher Representatives to share mutual concerns and goals. Being a member also means you have the ability to vote on important school issues and be involved in decisions around school organization, programs, and capital improvements.

No experience or prior involvement is necessary, and you do not need to be a committee member to become involved. ALL parents and caregivers are welcome to all meetings, and minutes of each meeting are posted on the School Council bulletin board.

Why you should join and attend meetings...

Involvement in School Council is a meaningful, “hands-on” way to have a direct, positive impact on your child’s educational experience. We hope you consider joining us! Elections for Council are held and membership applications are considered in September at the first meeting of the school year.

Join us at one of our school council meetings!The School Advisory Council welcomes all parents and care givers to attend meetings. Discussions include a range of topics and school staff provides information on what is happening in the school, recent initiatives and obtain parent feedback regarding various issues.

Some meetings feature guests who share topics of interest. This also includes listening to proposals from various organizations that may provide services or activities to the students and the school.

Council meetings are held monthly at the school at 6:00 pm. Meetings last approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Our Principal, along with representatives of the teaching staff, join us to give their input.


"As a school council member, you can help your council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to ensure a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario (MoE, 2001). School Councils: A Guide for Members


  • Encourage parents to participate and be involved in making decisions that affect their children.
  • Advocate for families at monthly meetings with school administration and teacher representatives.
  • Keep families informed of council initiatives.
  • Support initiatives that benefit our children and Grandview school.
  • Fundraise as a means to financially support school programs or experiences.
  • Apply for grants to help achieve our wish list goals and reach out to the educational community to support student learning.


Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success!

Volunteer assistance is needed throughout the year, for fund raising events, track and field, lice checks and special activities at the school. Thank you so much for taking the time to commit to our school and students. We deeply appreciate and need people like you!

Volunteers require a recent police check. Simply take this form to the Cayuga Police Detachment with 2 pieces of listed ID below. Approved checks are valid for 2 years. One of the two pieces of identification required must have a photo and reflect your current address.

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

  • Driver's Licence
  • BYID (Issued by LCBO)
  • Military Employment Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Indian Status Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • PAL - Possession & Acquistion Licence
  • CNIB Card
  • Ontario Photo ID Card (Issued by MTO)
  • NEXUS Card
  • FAST Pass

Acceptable Forms of Non-Photo Identification

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Hunting Licence
  • Outdoors Card
  • Canadian Blood Donor Card
  • Immigration Papers
  • Student ID (Must be accompanied with an acceptable photo ID listed)

NOTE: Health Cards and Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) Cards are NOT acceptable forms of identification.

GCS Advisory Council Members

Chairs: Ian and Laura Fletcher

Fundraising Coordinator: Susanne Austin