About Our School Council

Welcome to our SAOP School Council Page

Thank for your interest in strengthening the home – school partnership.

The St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Council is established for the purposes of developing, encouraging and promoting activities which will enhance the quality of school programs and improve levels of student achievement. The School Council provides advice to the Principal and where appropriate, to the School Board on issues outlined by the Ministry of Education and Training.

In keeping with the Ministry Regulations 612/613, elections must be held within the first 30 days of each school year. The following timelines will be follows regarding Council elections:

September 6th  – The School website serves to notify parents of our school community of upcoming Council elections

September 7th -14th   Parents complete nomination forms for the eight parent representative positions. Nomination forms are available in our school office. 

 September 14th – Nominations close at 4:00 p.m.

 September 18th – Catholic School Elections will take place, if needed. 

 September 19th – The names of the School Council members will be posted on the School Community News Bulletin Board. 

 October 19th  _ The names of the School Council members will be added to the School website.

The first St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Council meeting will take place on October 1st.  

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.

The Catholic School Council is the official advisory body to the school’s principal. Their respective duties include:

  • Developing, recommending and promoting activities which will enhance the quality of school programs
  • Improve the levels of student achievement
  • Enhance the accountability of the education system to parents

Elections are held each September. The Council is comprised of elected and appointed representatives of the school community. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Dates will be posted on the website calendar.  All parents are welcome to attend!

St. Anthony of Padua 2018-2019 School Council Members

Gino Giacalone – Principal

Lisa MacLennan – Vice-Principal

Donna Owens – Vice Principal

Francine Countryman – Chair

Jenny Kannanchira – CPIC Representative

Deepa Jose – Parish Representative

Barbara Jancetic-Jelecanin – OAPCE Representative

Jill Mayo-Singh – Secretary

Jackie Crowley-Webber – Secretary

Anna Kwiatowski – Parent Representative

Angela Clarino-Angelillo – Parent Representative

Erin Sproule – Parent Representative

Edwina Edison – Parent Representative

Vitoria Cain – Prent Representative

Eliane Haddad – Parent Representative

Giancarlo DeRosa – Teaching Representative

Adriana Ferlisi – Teaching Representative

St. Anthony of Padua School Council  Bylaws


  • Copy and paste the above link into your browser to view our bylaws.

Important Links for Council Members



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