INVOLVEMENT AT JRHS
As parents, we want
the best possible educational experience for our
children. Our encouragement and involvement can have a
powerful effect on our child’s attitude and achievement
in school. There are several ways that you can increase
your participation and become actively involved in
school life at John Rennie.
John Rennie’s Governing Board
guides and assists the principal in the setting of
policies and in making decisions concerning the school.
It is comprised of parent, staff, student, and community
representatives. Parent representatives are elected at
the Annual General Assembly of Parents, being held this
year on September 13th at 7:30 p.m., in the theatre.
Please consider running for a two-year term.
As well as electing the parent representatives to the
Governing Board, the General Assembly of Parents votes
to create a Parent Participation
Organization (PPO). The PPO provides a forum for
parents to share ideas and also serves as a consultative
body for the parents on the Governing Board. This
committee meets monthly and is your voice at John
The Home and School Association
is another vehicle for participation. The Home & School
is an independent voice in education in Quebec,
dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of children
and youth. Our Home & School meets on a monthly basis
throughout the year. We encourage you to join the Home
and School by filling out the membership application
available on our website.
Simply Rennie, our parent newsletter, is an important
means of communication. It is published three times a
year, at the end of each term. It will be available for
viewing on the school’s website. Two other great
resources for parents are this website and the LBPSB
Parents’ Committee website. We encourage you to
visit them regularly!
It is our hope that you will find this handbook,
conceived and produced by the PPO, to be a valuable
resource. Please take time to familiarize yourself with
We wish you and your child a successful and rewarding
John Rennie High School Parent Participation
REACHING FOR EXCELLENCE