The concept of the Home School Association emerged in the 1970's when the Church reaffirmed the primacy of the parents/guardians in the education of their children. This wisdom provided the platform for the development nationally of a formal Catholic school parent organization, the Home School Association. The Home School Association emerged as a group committed to promoting an educational community. The local unit of the Home School Association acts as an agent of communication between family and school.
Parents/guardians who enroll a child in Immaculate Conception School automatically become members of the Home School Association. Membership is considered both a privilege and a responsibility.
Together the parent/guardian and the school provide for the total education of the child, spiritual, physical, emotional, aesthetic and academic. Our school relies upon the parent/guardian to support its instructional programs and procedures, and to nurture the spiritual life of the child in our Catholic faith. The parent/guardian relies upon the school to develop the child to be an informed citizen and a member of the Church who is of service to others, and a model of Christ in the contemporary world.
The Officers of Immaculate Conception HSA include:
Pastor: Msgr. Seamus Brennan
Principal: Sister John Magdalen, IHM
Vice-Principal: Sister Lorraine DeArros, IHM
President: Dr. Renee Dussias
Vice-President: Mrs. Christine Rogers
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Allison Abbott
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Angela Wright
Treasurer: Mrs. Danielle Sakitis
Appointment as an Officer of the Association requires that the parent/guardian be:
- A practicing Catholic
- Committed to Catholic education as illustrated by:
a. history of support of the school's policies and procedures
b. record of financial cooperation with the school
c. respect for the traditions of the Catholic church.
- Able to give the time commitment to administer the Home and School Association
- A parent/guardian with a child currently attending the school.
- Willing and able to positively influence others.