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:
Linda Tester – School Council Co-Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Chan-Ficic – School Council Co-Chair at: email@example.com
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?
John Dietrich (Principal), Carrie Chan-Ficic & Linda Tester (Co-Chairs), Amanda Isley (Secretary), Ellah Thompson & Joseph Khoshaba (Student Council Co-Presidents)
Parent Members: Frank Abbinett, Erika Barbosa, Maryanne Cahill, Laurie Hunter, Amanda Isley, Valerie Johnston, Hilana Madter, Jane Malleck, Julie Mikel, Amanda Plozzer, Greta Radicic-Machado, Cecilia Rivera, Amanda Wilk (KPL), Michelle Willig
School Council Meetings are held at St. Mary’s High School in the Main Level Board Room beginning at 6:30 pm
2017 – 2018 Meeting Dates
Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Monday, February 25, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
All files are posted in Adobe PDF format.
Monday, September 24, 2018: Agenda – September 24 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018: Agenda Nov 26 2018, SMH Council minutes Nov 26 18
Monday, March 4, 2019: SMH School Council Agenda & Minutes March 4 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019:
Monday, May 27, 2019:
2017 – 2018
2016 – 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017: Minutes
Monday, April 24, 2017: