The Catholic School Advisory Council is made up of parents and staff who want to work together to foster a safe and healthy environment for our children. You may not be aware that many of our initiatives are not time consuming. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours a month from Sept to June, and the council has no fund raising responsibilities.

Advisory councils, now formally enshrined in the Education Act, provide advice to our principal and school board on school policies and procedures, curriculum goals and priorities, budget priorities and capital improvement plans, co-curricular activities, community partnerships and other facets of school life.

The meetings are a chance to learn about programs and events that are happening in the school. The Advisory council acts as a parent advisory board for the principal and staff to communicate parent opinions on issues affecting the school community. You will have an opportunity to meet other parents and staff with many of the same interests. The council is always looking for new members, and values everyone’s thoughts and insight.

In the coming year, your St. Mary Catholic School Advisory Council will be providing meaningful input into such issues as:

  • How will we continue to support a wide variety of co-curricular activities for our students?
  • How will we ensure a continued safe and secure environment for students?
  • How can the Advisory Council better communicate and represent all parents?
  • How can we encourage healthy active living for students?

These are just a few examples of how the council participates in the school community. If you would be interested in participating, or would just like more information, please fill in the Advisory Council Participation form (see link below) and return to the office. Your opinion counts, and its valuable time invested in our children’s future.

Council meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm usually on the last Monday of the month, four to six timesper school year as follows: September, November, February and April, May.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Sherry White – School Council Co-Chair at:

If you are interested in sitting on the school council complete the form sent to all households with the registration package mailing in July. If you can not locate your copy you may also view and print a copy below.

School Council Letter & Form (Posted in Adobe PDF format )

Interested in becoming a School Volunteer? 

Check here for information on volunteering and who to contact to apply

John Dietrich (Principal),  Sherry White(Co-Chair), Amy Soares (Secretary), Dante Duval, Dylan Schnurr (Student Council Co-Presidents)

Parent Members: Frank Abbinett, Yetunde Adekoya, LeeAnn Alves, Deanna Anene, Brenda Bell, Amanda Isley, Sam Kadis, Hilana Master, Angela Murdoch, Cecilia Rivera, Amy Soares, Linda Tester, Irene Vassalo, Amanda Wilk (KPL), Michelle Willig

Advisory Council Meetings are held at St. Mary’s High School virtually through MS Teams beginning at 6:30 pm

2020 – 2021 Meeting Dates

Monday, October 5th, 2020
Monday, January 11th, 2021
Monday, March 8th, 2021
Monday, May 3rd, 2021

All files are posted in Adobe PDF format.


Monday, October 5th, 2020: SMH CSAC Agenda _Minutes October 5 2020 
Monday, January 11, 2021: SMH CSAC Agenda January 11 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021: SMH CSAC March 8 2021_Minutes
Monday, May 3, 2021: 


     Monday, September 23, 2019: SMH CSAC Agenda Sept 23 2019, SMH CSAC Minutes Sept 23 2019
     Monday, November 25, 2019:  SMH CSAC Agenda November 25 2019, SMH CSAC Minutes Nov 25 2019
     Monday, February 24, 2020: SMH CSAC Agenda February 24 2020, SMH CSAC Minutes February 24 2020


     Monday, September 24, 2018: Agenda – September 24 2018
     Monday, November 26, 2018: Agenda Nov 26 2018SMH Council minutes Nov 26 18
     Monday, March 4, 2019: SMH School Council Agenda & Minutes March 4 2019
     Monday, April 29, 2019: Cancelled
     Monday, May 27, 2019: SMHS School Council Minutes May 27 2019

2017 – 2018

     Monday, September 25, 2017:  Agenda , Minutes , Attachments
     Monday, November 27, 2017: AgendaMinutesAttachments
     Monday, April 23, 2018: Agenda, Minutes
     Monday, May 28, 2018: Agenda, Minutes

2016 – 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017:  Minutes
Monday, April 24, 2017: