Grammar Experience

Leadership

A message from your 2020/21 Co-Heads, Lily Reid and Eamon Roach
Hello Grammar! We're Lily and Eamon, Grammar's 2020/21 Co-Heads for Student Council. This year is obviously going to be very different from past years, but as Co-Heads, we want you to know that we look forward to finding fun and creative ways to adapt to our changing environment and that we're up for any challenges this crazy year might throw at us!

We aspire to involve our community through various activities and events so that we can bring our Grammar family closer together while simultaneously ensuring that every student can come to school with something to look forward to. This goal is backed by our commitment to ensuring the best Grammar experience possible while still maintaining safety as a top priority. Even though we may not be able to repeat some past Grammar traditions, we are enthusiastic about coming up with new ones to engage our entire community and using the school’s amazing resources and (hopefully) facilities to host new events that every Grammarian can get excited about!

As representatives of the student body, we are extremely appreciative of the way that our school community has come together to help us adapt to a changed environment, specifically through Grammar's Reopening Framework. Teachers, faculty, families, and friends have all played a critical role in helping us return to our stunning new campus and will continue to help us learn and grow as individuals as the school year progresses. We hope that everyone can take advantage of the numerous opportunities provided by the school and that we can all excel in a setting that is tailored to help all of us become the best versions of ourselves.
Let's have a great year!
-  Lily Reid and Eamon Roach
Leadership Opportunities
Today’s Grammar School is organized to foster and develop true leadership capacity among our students. Developing student leaders and broadening active participation is a key component of a Grammar education. Our student leadership model forms the basis of a system offering a range of formal student leadership opportunities.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Training Workshops & Conferences

    Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership training workshops during the year. During this time, students become more familiar with the leadership structure, their specific roles and responsibilities, as well as individual and group expectations. 
     
    A second leadership opportunity is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and takes place at a host school elsewhere in the country. They return from this conference enthused and eager to share their experiences with all other members of the Student Leadership Team for the coming year.
  • Student Council

    The student council consists of six positions including two co-heads, a secretary, treasurer, and facilities coordinator. Students submit an application to the Dean of Students expressing their interest and goals for each position for which they are applying. Students must have a minimum average of 70 per cent and be in good standing at Grammar to be accepted. Throughout the month of April and May, student campaigning and elections take place. These elections are staggered throughout the period, allowing students who are not successful in one campaign to submit an application for another position of interest.
  • Activity Stewards

    These student roles provide structure and leadership to various clubs and volunteer organizations at Grammar. Each activity steward is assigned a faculty advisor, generally a staff member associated with the area of activity in previous years.