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



September 18th, 2019 - Election Night

6:30 pm


October 2nd, 2019

6:30 pm


November 6th, 2019

6:30 pm


December 4th, 2019

6:30 pm   Minutes

February 5th, 2020

6:30 pm  Minutes

April 1st, 2020

6:30 pm  Minutes

May 13th, 2020

6:30 pm   Minutes

Council Executive - 2019/20

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


Parish Priest

Father Bob O'Brien


Lucia Goodwin 


Elizabeth Torok-Orban


Tara Lepine


Linda Clarke


Candice Belmontes-Deonaryan

Teaching Representative

Anita Pacheco-Swanton

Non-Teaching Representative

Hawley Croucher 

Parent Representative

Ruth Polt

Parent Representative

Kathy McGhee

Parent Representative

Louise Arsenault

Parent Representative

Jennifer Falzon

Parent Representative

Anita Sarkissian

Parent Representative

Jennifer O'Malley

Parent Representative

Melina Radman 

Parent Representative

Stephanie DiFelice

Parent Representative

Sabrina Nehring

Parent Representative

Agnes Reed

Community Representative

Jennifer Sullivan (Durham Health)

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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