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Student Committees

Pickering College students enjoy a number of opportunities to become involved in leadership through formal leadership positions on the Junior or Senior Student Committees, the Residence Life Committee or on a volunteer basis on any number of sub committees including but not limited to: Co-curricular Council, Arts Council, Social Committee, Youth Action Organization, the Green Team, Amnesty International, Debate and Public Speaking Team, and the MUNK Team. Our committee members strive to provide opportunities for students to become involved in the life of their school and to create a cohesive, respectful community where students thrive.

Junior and Middle Student Committee

Junior and Middle School Student Committee

The purpose of the Junior and Middle School Student Committee is to provide leadership to the Junior and Middle School through a variety of events, activities and Morning Meetings. Students on the committee have been elected to the committee by their peers. Members of the committee are role models and mentors to Junior School students. These students learn valuable leadership skills through their work on the committee and strive to build a strong sense of community while providing support to the Senior School Student Committee.

Elections are held in April and positions are as follows:

Student Committee Chair
Two Grade Representatives from Grades 4 to 8
Junior House Chairs

The Arts Representative is appointed by the Junior and Middle School Student Committee members and the Head of the Arts Department in the Senior School.

Senior School Student Committee

Senior School Student Committee

The Senior School Student Committee is responsible for creating a cohesive community by building respectful relationships through the numerous events, activities and Morning Meetings that they plan and oversee. The Senior School Student Committee works closely with the Junior School Student Committee to provide leadership and support, to assist with Junior School events and to mentor Junior School leaders. By working together to plan events, activities and Morning Meetings the committees ensure that the needs of the full school are met and that the Junior and Senior Schools are connected through school life.

Positions on the Senior School Student Committee are:

Student Committee Chair

Student Committee Vice-chair

Public Relations Chair

Firth House Head Proctor

New House Head Proctor

Art Council Chair

Athletic Chair

The Arts Council Representative is appointed by the Head of the Art Department and acts to represent the needs of these areas (Drama, Music and Art) on the Student Committee.

The Senior School Student Committee Chair is expected to attend Junior School Student Committee meetings when possible to ensure the coordination of school events between the Junior and Senior School.

Elections for the Student Committee Executive take place in the spring for the following year.

Standards Committee

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee at Pickering College works in an advisory capacity with school administration on the ongoing review and development of student expectations and policy development such as the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook. This is also an opportunity for students to express issues that are of concern to them at the school.

In addition to administration, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Student Committee, Head Proctors and Athletic Chair, there are grade representatives from Grades 9 to 12. Applications for the Grade 9 position are available in mid-September.

Athletic Council

Athletic Council

The Athletics Council is a group of students selected by the Athletics Department and the previous year's Athletic Council. The council works closely with the Student Committee to encourage school spirit. In addition to assisting in the operation of the Athletic Department, the Athletic Council runs fundraising ventures. All monies raised from this enterprise are returned directly the the school for the benefit of the students. In order to assist with communication between the Student Committee and the Athletic Council, the Athletic Council Chairperson sits on the Student Committee.

Stewards

Stewards

A Steward is a voluntary leader in the school. It is a position that develops skills in leading others. Generally, a Steward is a student who volunteers to assist with some area of school life that is not covered by the elected Student Committee or the appointed Proctors.

The Arts Council

The Arts Council

The Arts Council was founded in 1995 as a student initiative with the following purposes:

  • To promote the continued development and profile of the Arts at Pickering and in the community
  • To raise funds to support the Arts Program at Pickering
  • To provide an opportunity for student participation in the administration of the Arts at Pickering
  • To undertake special projects and events to benefit school spirit at Pickering.
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