Catholic School Council

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The St. Mary Catholic School Council is an advisory group made up of parents and staff. The council is a vital part of our school community. The purpose of a Catholic School Council, through the active participation of parents, is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education process to parents.

Our Catholic School Council provides advice and support to the principal, and where appropriate, to senior administrative staff and the Board of Trustees on education matters. The advice should reflect the views of the school community.


Our Contributions

Over the years, our Catholic School Council has been involved in many activities, including fundraising events such as uniform sales, and support of school sponsored initiatives such as St. Mary Breakfast Club and Girls Inc.


Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly Council meetings and bring agenda items forward for discussion. The meeting dates for the current school year are:

Meeting Dates (2017-2018)


September 20, 2017

Meeting Minutes

October 4, 2017

Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes 

December 6, 2017

Meeting Minutes 

February 7, 2018

Meeting Minutes

April 4, 2018

Meeting Minutes 

May 2, 2018

Meeting Minutes 

June 6, 2018

Meeting Minutes


Council Executive: 2017 - 2018

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year. Please complete and submit nomination forms. We are proud to announce this year's Executive team. 

Executive Member



Micheal O'Brien


Beatrice Povolo


Nancy Sgro-Carpenter


Shelley McMurter

Financial Secretary

Lisa Cairns

Teacher Representative

Melissa Wilson-Clark


Tomy Valookaran

Parent Representative (Grade 9)

Julie Roberts

Parent Representative (Grade 10)

Cathy Hadley

Parent Representative (Grade 11)

Louella DiFrancesco

Parent Representative (Grade 12)

Lisa Allison

Parent Representative (Ext French)

Frances Quinn-Ford

Parent Representative

Allison Jocko

Parent Representative

Kathy Miller

Parent Representative

Keisha Petrolo

Parent Representative

Jill Williams


Get involved

All parents are encouraged to attend Catholic School Council meetings. If you're not able to attend, you can still stay up-to-date on current school issues and events by subscribing to the following webpages on our school's website:

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