The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is, through partnership with the district, a way for students to raise concerns, learn about changes within the district, and work on initiatives to help better the district and engage young mind in their learning. The Student Leadership Council was started during the 1998 – 1999 school year by students in our district under the leadership of Patricia Gartland who was then District Principal for Community Relations. Since then SLC has been an important part of School District 43. Past events have included a digital media awareness event, a bullying awareness event, a TEDx event, and multiple World Cafés. We have also given input on various current events within the district, such as School District budgets, or graduation requirements.
We believe through sharing the ideas, concerns, and opinions of student we can help strengthen and facilitate the conversation between the district and students. This is a large advantage to both sides, as it can help the district in making decisions, as well as leaving more students happy with feeling their voice has been heard.
The School District 43 (Coquitlam) Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a group comprised of student representatives from Middle Schools and Secondary Schools across the district. General Meetings are held once a month, and Executive meetings are also held once a month. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact an executive member or a district representative. You can find all of our e-mail address on the contact SLC page.
“We are the pathway between student and the district to achieve fair representation of student voice.”