School Council

Council Information

The Manachaban Middle School Council provides a great deal of support to the teachers and students at Manachaban.  Parents are an integral part of the decision-making process.  All parents are invited to attend School Council meetings which are held monthly at the school.

Our meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month (December and June excepted) during the school year - at 6:30pm in the MakerSpace. We would love to see you there!

If you would like to contact Manachaban Parent Council please email them at

School Council Bylaws

Council Objectives

The objectives of the School Council, in keeping with the School Act and the School Council Regulations of the Province of Alberta and the Policies and Procedures of Rocky View School Division #41, are as follows:

  • To facilitate a common vision for the School;
  • To advise the Principal on matters relating to the School such as school philosophy, programs and directions, and budget allocation in order to meet the student needs;
  • To advise the School Board of matters related to the school, in cooperation with the Principal;
  • To support the school in its efforts to focus teachers’ time and school resources on the essential tasks of teaching and learning;
  • To encourage involvement by all members of the School Community;
  • To facilitate collaboration among all members of the School Community;
  • To facilitate communication among all members of the School Community;
  • To support an approach to schooling in which decisions are made collaboratively and whenever possible at the school and classroom level;
  • To coordinate fundraising activities in the School.

Executive Members

  • Brittany Derricott (Chair)
  • Christine Bashow (Vice-Chair)
  • Jennifer Doell (Treasurer)
  • Heather Derksen (Secretary)

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.