About Our School Council

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
  • supporting plans for the improvement of the levels of student achievement
  • enhancing the accountability of the education system to parents

St. Mary Catholic School Council by-laws are based on the suggested by-laws for Catholic School Council Operation in the HCDSB’s Operations Manual, “School Councils: Strengthening Our Partnerships”.  Other references include The Ministry of Education’s Policy 612/00 and the accompanying document, “School Councils: A Guide for Members” (2001), and the HCDSB’s School Board Policy No. 1-23.  The by-laws that govern School Council are reviewed annually: BY-LAWS updated May 2019.

The Council is comprised of elected and appointed representatives of the school community.  Our St. Mary Catholic School Council Members for 2019-20 are:

Jennifer Peer, Natalie Cambone Co-Chairs
Tamara Adamo Parish Representative
Kevin Kelley Community Representative
Chair of School Improvement (Curriculum) Committee
Clare Mungai Kiplangat Parent Engagement Committee
Raj Nimako Chair of Environmental Committee
Andres Masmela Chair of Focus on Faith Committee
Laurie Cabanas Secretary
Banke Sorinwa OAPCE
Alexandra Power Parent Member
Alexandra Tarkowski Deniz Parent Member
Christian Howard Parent Member
Haidy Attia Parent Member
Ifeanyichukwu Uzoka Parent Member
Jennifer Palozzi Parent Member
Melissa Whalen Parent Member
Sam Khoury Parent Member
Ursula Terlecki Parent Member
Mark McHenry Teaching Representative
Tara Herod Non-teaching Representative
Diana Comito Vice-Principal
Karen Dobbie Principal

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. virtually. All parents are welcome to attend! Please request a link from the Office.

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