The purpose of school councils is that of an advisory body that functions within the parameters of Ministry and Board Policy.  The council works with the principal and the Board to improve pupil achievement and the council works in partnership with the educational stakeholders.

The School Council meets monthly in the Empire library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

All parents and guardians are invited to attend the school council’s monthly meetings.  We encourage all long-time, and brand new Empire families to attend these useful meeting.  The meetings are typically 1-2 hours.

You do not have to be an official member to attend but official members may vote on issues.  Benefits of attending include building community through planning school council events and projects.  Be part of the planning and learn about other activities first at these meetings.

If you miss a meeting, or would like to find out about current topics of discussion, visit   to find meeting agendas and minutes.

Follow school council on Twitter @EmpirePSCouncil for updates, reminders, and information about what’s happening in our classrooms and board-wide.

Should you have any questions about the school council’s activities, please do not hesitate to contact this year’s parent chair via

The dates for the 2018/2019 school year are as follows:

Wednesday September 19

Wednesday October 10

Wednesday November 14

Wednesday January 9

Wednesday February 13

Wednesday April 10

Wednesday May 8

Wednesday June 12

The school council will be posting more updates to the Empire website so be sure to sign up to receive website updates (sign up found on the Empire home page).  Website updates are only emailed to you if you subscribe on the Empire website