School Structure

Woodland Christian High School is a parentally controlled school and its structure reflects the conviction that God has given parents the primary responsibility for the education of their children. Woodland is owned and operated by the Cambridge District Association for Christian Education (the Association), an officially incorporated society of parents and friends of Christian education in Waterloo, Wellington and Perth Counties. The Association meets twice per year, usually in May and November, to conduct official business. All members of the Association are urged to attend these meetings.

One of the Association’s main items of business is the election of a Board of Directors which oversees the daily operation of the school. The Board of Directors conducts most of its business through a system of standing committees which are charged with the responsibility to carry out specific aspects of the school’s operations. The committees include Finance, Personnel, Education, Development, Tuition Assistance, Transportation, Grievance and Property.

The Board of Directors also appoints ad hoc committees for specific tasks from time to time.

The membership of the Board of Directors and the committees consists mainly of parents of students in the school.

The Cambridge District Association for Christian Education is divided into five chapters, one each in Cambridge, Drayton, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Listowel. The primary tasks of a chapter are to raise funds, to advise the Board of Directors on nominations for persons to fill the vacancies that may exist in the board or its committees, and to support public relations and student recruitment efforts. Each Chapter elects its own Board to oversee its work.

Parents/Guardians may choose to join or not join the chapter in their area. As is noted in the section on finances there are financial implications to this decision. Parents/Guardians may also choose not to join the Association. Parents/Guardians who exercise this option are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors or its committees.

Governance Flow Chart (pdf)