School Council

Meeting Dates for the 2023/2024 School Year

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Please Note: All meetings will begin at 6:30pm. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the meeting so that in-person meetings can be offered as a hybrid.

  • School Council and Fundraising Society meeting dates for the current school year are listed on the school's Google Calendar.

All interested parents are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend any or all School Council/Friends of Herons Crossing School meetings!

HCS Council Operating Procedures

Operating Procedures

School Council Info

School Council is a group of individuals, including parents, school administration, teachers, staff members, and community representatives committed to working together to support and enhance learning for all students in the school.

School Councils consist of active members of the school community who provide advice and consultation with the school principal, and the school board at large.

While all schools are expected to have a School Council, many schools also have a Parent Advisory Association or Fundraising Committee. At Herons Crossing School, this group is called Friends of Herons Crossing. This group differs from our Herons Crossing School Council in that they are able to raise funds and acquire resources to donate to the school. Typically, however, there is usually a high degree of overlap in members, purpose, and vision.

In short, everyone! Regardless of previous Council, Friends of, or fundraising experience, all parents and members of our school community with a vested interested in the school and students are welcome to attend!

Whether you are able to come to one, some, or all meetings, your voice is welcomed and encouraged.  A community is only as rich as its ability to collaborate with one another - we appreciate your interest!

Executive Board Members Name Email Address

Elise Andrews

Michelle Foat

Council Email
Secretary Anira Vanderwereld  
Volunteer Coordinator Meghan Farrar  
Community Liaison Tara Antosh  


Friends of Herons Crossing Fundraising Team Members
President - Cora Thiessen Fundraising Email
Secretary - Anira Vanderwereld
Treasurer - Kristy Rohl

  • Readathon– $10,643.43
  • Purdy’s Chocolates– $2,059.08
  • Clara Clark Sheets – $ 1,021.00
  • UR Fundraiser – $1,891.00

In October, Council approved fundraising towards the goal of a Dance Residency in the 2023-24 school year.

  • Chromebooks - $17, 295.60
  • Allan the Alpaca – $630.00
  • Alien Inline Deposit (balance in 22-23) –  $1,420.62
  • Parent Book Club, “Glow Kids” – $322.01
  • Teacher Appreciation Event June 14/22; approved up to $1,300

Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes for the current school year for Herons Crossing School Council and Friends of Herons Crossing Fundraising Society will be kept on the School Website. All archived minutes are available for viewing at the Herons Crossing School Office.

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.