Attending Schools

School Administration

Who makes up the administration in the schools?

Below is a brief description of the roles and responsibilities of the administration in a school.  This is a general list and not all schools will have all of the staff listed below.

Principal and Vice-Principal

School principals and vice-principals plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of teachers and other staff of an elementary or secondary school. Some of their job duties are:

  • review programs to make sure they are in line with the provincial standards and develop programs within limits of authority
  • coordinate teaching activities
  • organize and maintain procedures for keeping records
  • prepare and administer program budget
  • direct and coordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities
  • may recruit and hire teachers and other staff

School Secretary

School secretaries provide the required secretarial/clerical support to the school in its day to day operations.  Some of their job duties are:

  • assist in the student registration process
  • provide receptionist services to staff, students and the general public
  • respond to inquiries from families, students and the general public
  • maintain an effective bookkeeping system for financial transactions
  • maintain time and attendance records for all school-based staff
  • maintain the student information system