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:

Sandra Raposo, Melissa Whalen Co-Chairs
Jennifer Peer Parish Representative and Chair of Focus on Faith Committee
Gysel Matos Community Representative
Andres Masmela Chair of School Improvement (Curriculum) Committee
Tamara Adamo Co-chairs of Parent Engagement Committee
Sandra Raposo Chair of Environmental Committee
Natalie Salmastlian OAPCE
Laurie Dolland Secretary
Dalyce Bergeron Parent Member
Dina Abboud Parent Member
Haidy Attia Parent Member
Natalie Cambone Parent Member
Annette Corneil Parent Member
Kathleen Fiesta Parent Member
Yvette Hall Parent Member
Cathy Matsos Parent Member
Raj Nimako Parent Member
Mary Lou Sitas Teacher 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. in the school library. All parents are welcome to attend!

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