Catholic School Council

Father working on school work with son.

The St. John XXIII 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.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place once a month in the school library. 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


October 4, 2017 - Election Night


October 18, 2017 


November 1, 2017


December XX, 2017


January 24, 2018


February XX, 2018


March XX, 2018


April XX, 2018


May XX, 2018


June XX, 2018


Council Executive - 2017/18

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



Mansel Legacy 


 Tara Lepine


 Linda Clarke

Teaching Representative

 Jen McPhee

Non-Teaching Representative

 Cristina Basile

Parent Representative

 Ruth Polt

Parent Representative

Kathy McGhee

Parent Representative

 Lori McManus

Parent Representative

 Candice Belmontes-Deonaryan

Parent Representative

 Anita Sarkissian

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:

  • [insert school's twitter handle here]
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

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