Home & School


Why Join Home & School?

You can get involved in your child’s education in many ways, including through a Home & School Committee (HSC). HSC’s, encourage parent involvement in support of student achievement, equity and well-being.

All schools in Six Nations have some kind of parent committee. They are important advisory bodies to the schools and school board. The purpose of a school council is, through the active participation of parents, to improve student achievement and increase accountability of the education system to parents.

As a HSC member, you can help your committee learn about 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. Through your involvement in the HSC, you are part of a team working to support a high-quality education system for the children in your school. Your participation makes a big difference.


HSC is led by parents. Any parent of a child enrolled in the school can stand for election at the beginning of each new school year.


Elections of parents to HSC are held within the first 30 days of each school year on a date that is confirmed by the chair or co-chairs of the school council in consultation with the principal. Elections can be held in person, by electronic means, by telephone, or by a combination of such means in order to ensure accessibility and equity in electing parent members.


The Value of Volunteering report (2021) reveals the positive benefits of volunteering.

Key findings of the research:

  • 80% or more volunteers reported benefits for their communication, influencing & relationship skills with over half also benefitting for leadership and other skills.
  • 79% reported improvements to their sense of mission at work as a result of volunteering in education and 68% reported greater motivation at work. 84% also described benefits for their motivation in day-to-day life outside of work.
  • Over a quarter reported greater productivity at work, with 44% reporting manager recognition for the impact of their volunteering. More than a third said volunteering had helped them apply for different or more senior roles.
  • The overwhelming majority (94%) felt they gained a better understanding of society and social issues.
  • Almost all people (99%) who are volunteering in schools felt that they made a difference to young people.

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