Catholic School Council

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.

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:

  • October 12, 2022 - 6:00 pm - Minutes
  • November 9, 2022 - 6:30 pm
  • November 16, 2022 - 6:30 pm (Christmas Market Meeting)
  • January 18, 2023 - 6:30 pm
  • April 19, 2023 - 6:30 pm - Minutes
  • May 17, 2023 - 6:30 pm - Minutes
  • June 22, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Council Executive 

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

Executive MemberName

Parish Priest

Father Marijan Sisko


Kate Remiz


Jennifer Van Hezewyk


Jennifer Falzon


Tera Lepine


Annette Chiodo

Teaching Representative

Lindsay Cook

Non-Teaching Representative

Lynsie Arts

Parent Representative

Kathy McGhee

Parent Representative

Heather Anderson

Parent Representative

Agnes Reed

Parent Representative

Caitlin Johnston

Parent Representative

Dana Cayer

Parent Representative

Lina Palacios

Parent Representative

Jemi Smith

Parent Representative

Tera Gleason

Parent Representative


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