We recognize parents as being the primary educators of their children. Our school and district strives to support parents in this key role by providing the information necessary to help make decisions for your child regarding important issues.

Parental Responsibilities in the Alberta Education Act

Under Section 32 of the Alberta Education Act, parents have specific responsibilities regarding their child's education. Section 32 states:

A parent has the prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be provided to the parent’s child, and as a partner in education, has the responsibility to:

(a) act as the primary guide and decision-maker with respect to the child’s education,

(b) take an active role in the student’s educational success,including assisting the student in complying with section 31,

(c) ensure that the child attends school regularly,

(d) ensure that the parent’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment,

(e) co-operate and collaborate with school staff to support the delivery of supports and services to the student,

(f) encourage, foster and advance collaborative, positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, and

(g) to engage in the student’s school community.

Please visit Calgary Catholic School District / Parents / Parent Support for information and resources on topics such as diverse learning needs, HPV vaccine and human sexuality curriculum.