Welcome to Rainy River District

Student Leadership

The Rainy River District School Board recognizes the benefits of student leadership to students, schools, and the system. When students play an active role in the day to day life of the Board, and in educational planning, this important voice informs the decision-making process.

Student Trustees

Student Trustee

Bjorn Van Der Loo (term: 2019-2020)
Student Trustee
Area Served: Bjorn attends Atikokan High School and represents all Rainy River District School Board students.





Student TrusteeOlivia Kreger (term: 2019-2021)
Student Trustee
Area Served: Olivia attends Rainy River High School and represents all Rainy River District School Board students.






Student Trustees are elected positions, with the annual representatives rotating among the three high schools of the Board. The Student Trustees participate in public School Board meetings, represent student opinions at the Board level, and participate in Board committees. The duties of the Student Trustees include:

  • attending School Board meetings
  • be knowledgeable about and willing to comply with Board policies and procedures
  • serve as student liaison representatives between the Board and the Student Senate
  • consult with and keep the Student Senate informed about Board issues of interest and concern to students
  • represent the views of the Student Senate at Board discussions

For students who are interested in becoming student trustee, the application form can be found here: Student Trustee Application Form

Student Senate

The Student Senate is a committee of students provide feedback to the Director of Education on student issues and priorities on behalf of all students. The Student Senate consists of two representatives from each secondary school. To qualify for the position of student government leader, a student must be registered full time at a Board secondary school and be at least 14 years of age and no more than 21 years of age during the term. Each secondary school has a process for selecting its Student Senate representative.

Student Senate Minutes of Meeting

Read about opportunities with the Minister's Student Advisory Council secondary

In addition, each secondary school has a Student Leadership Council which brings together student representatives from across the school to enrich the school experience for all students within that school.

Speak Up

Student leadership is seen in other forms throughout the system, through school GSAs, clubs, extra-curriculars, and annual system events such as the Young Women's Conference and the Challenge. Involving students in the educational decision-making process is important to the Rainy River District School Board.

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