The council is to inform trustees of current school information, serve as liaison between the school and community, support the school in reaching its goals, and form committees to serve specific school needs.
To provide the opportunity for students to become globally competent, culturally aware, multilingual lifelong learners and influential leaders, to develop a well-balanced heart, mind, and character and to be established in relationship with Jesus Christ.
Ashiya International School is recognized as a legal entity (houjin) and categorized as a foreign school (kakushu gakkou houjin) by the Japanese government. The legal entity is currently certified to operate 3 levels of kindergarten and 6 grades of elementary under the school name Ashiya International School, also known as AIS. AIS is managed by a headmaster, a board of trustees, a comptroller, a school council, a principal, teachers, staff, and a parents association.
The Board of Trustees must be formed of a group of six or seven people. They are to guide the direction of the school’s decisions according to the school vision and values, monitor curriculum and hiring of staff, manage financial accountability, and expand school programs by searching for support. The principal is required to serve as a Trustee.
The School Council must be formed of thirteen or fifteen members based on double the current number of trustees plus one. The council is to inform trustees of current school information, serve as liaison between the school and community, support the school in reaching its goals, and form committees to serve specific school needs. Council members must consist of the following:
(from the School Handbook Section 2 page 6)
- supervise all Council activities
- speak on behalf of the Council
- be responsible for Parent Development Presentations
- update the parent information board on a regular basis
- coordinate all the council information/communication to parents
- coordinate photo opportunities for school special events
- work closely with the communications coordinator to maximize schoolʼs profile in the community
- responsible for Councilʼs correspondence and official records
- issue cheques and deposit monies on behalf of Council
- prepare a brief financial report for each Council meeting
- research and present relevant grant opportunities to Council
- prepare grant proposals to potential funders to support Council initiatives
- communicate with the fundraising coordinator regarding grant opportunities
- work closely with the Grants Coordinator to ensure Council maximizes grant opportunities
Guidance and Counseling
Public Relations and Communication
Facility Development and High School
Curriculum and Instruction
a. Between Council and Parents - keep councilʼs information on the website/bulletin board
b. Between Council and School Administration/Teachers
c. Between Council and Board
a. Through the support of Supplemental Learning Resources - provide financial support for the development of the library, create awareness of the library through the newsletter.
b. Through Student Enrichment Programming - Literacy development, healthy living
c. By Organizing Fundraising Activities that support the goals of Council - Identify fundraising activities/priorities for this school year in collaboration with administration and teachers.