School Council

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School Council 2017-12-11T09:23:22+00:00

School 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.

School 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 school 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 School 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 School 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 School 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 times per school year as follows: September, November, February and April.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Bose Blokland – School Council Co-Chair at:
Julie Hofstetter – 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), Bose Blokland & Julie Hofstetter (Co-Chairs), Amanda Isley (Secretary), Erik Caceros & Naomie Seh (Student Council Co-Presidents)

Parent Members: Frank Abbinett, Deanna Ahene, Maryann Cahill, Bob Carder, Dan Corrin, Lisa Dietrich, Carol Grandy, Cathy Kocevar, Colin Lafferty, Lilibeth Legado, Hilda Madter, Jane Malleck, Greta Radisic-Machado, Liz Rajic-Gibbs, Linda Tester, Judy Rivas, Iveta Voll, Julie Weiler, Michelle Willig

2017 – 2018 Meeting Dates

School Council Meetings are held at St. Marys High School
in the Main Level Board Room beginning at 6:30 pm

Monday, September 25, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

2016 – 2017 Meeting Dates

Monday, January 30, 2017 (*rescheduled from Jan. 23)
Monday, April 24, 2017

All files are posted in Adobe PDF format.

2017 – 2018

Monday, September 25, 2017:  Agenda , Minutes , Attachments

Monday, November 27, 2017: AgendaMinutesAttachments

2016 – 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017:  Minutes

Monday, April 24, 2017: