Catholic School Council

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The St. John the Evangelist 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 milk days and dance-athons and support of school sponsored initiatives such as mental health and wellness events.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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


September 22, 2016 - 7pm


October 5, 2016 - 6:30


Council Executive - 2015/16

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year. Nomination forms can be downloaded here. We are proud to announce this year's Executive team.

Executive Member



Robert Fortin 


Vanessa Dreckmann  


Melinda Bagnall 


Cynthia Bonar 

Teaching Representatives

Mary James
Natalie MacLean

Non-Teaching Representatives

Tammy Sova
Mr. Brown

Parent Representative

Nikki Brant 

Parent Representative

Cheryl McKeown 

Parent Representative

Kelly Thomas  

Parent Representative

Karolina Baker 

Parent Representative

Liam Brown 

Parent Representative

Tatiana Cadena

Parent Representative

Julia Donovan

Parent Representative

Julia Kosziwka 

Parent Representative

Veronica Vulic

Parent Representative

Dorothy Tse

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:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic School: @StJohnCS
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

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