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Membership provides the opportunity to:
  • strengthen the child-parent-teacher relationship
  • have a stronger voice in educational issues and decision making
  • give parents an understanding of how schools work and assist in interpreting schools in all their aspects to the public
  • confer and cooperate with our educational partners: the Dept. of Education, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union , the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Association of Nova Scotia Education Administrators
  • participate in discussion groups and committees regarding policy and curriculum development at local, regional, provincial and national levels
  • formulate and submit resolutions to the provincial government and other parties interested in improving education and the quality of life for all students
  • have representation on and join forces with other provincial and national organizations with similar aims
  • receive current, accurate information on educational issues and trends in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada
  • have access to a wide variety of important resource materials
Benefits of Affiliation
  • opportunity to attend Annual General Meetings, where members can network, exchange news and ideas, attend interesting workshops and adopt resolutions for action
  • access to information on holding effective meetings and writing resolutions, briefs and presentations
  • representation on local, regional, provincial and national committees concerned with all aspects of the well being of children and youth
  • access to important information and resources, provincial and nationally, such as the "PALS Program" ( Parents Assisted Learning and Schooling)
  • regular newsletters which will inform you about issues and trends in education through which you can share information with other Home & School Associations
  • representation on your Regional Councils and provincial Board of Directors

NSFHSA Brochure - 300 KB - PDF