Catholic School Council

The St. Jude 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. 

St. Jude Catholic School is blessed to have a welcoming and productive Catholic School Council, focussed on student well being and academic achievement. The group meets monthly, with meetings being roughly an hour in length and social media being a key method of communication. There is perhaps no better way for a parent to truly understand how a school functions, what effective support of students looks like and the amazing things that can happen when parents work together on behalf of children.  Our first meeting of the year, which includes elections will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. (see schedule below).  There is a great understanding that a parent may not be able to attend every meeting.  Please come and check out the St. Jude Catholic School Council.  They are a remarkable group so happy to welcome new parents to the team!

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 in the school library from 7:00 to 8:00p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. 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:

  • List dates

Council Executive

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



Joni MacLean

Chair & Co-Chair

 Denise Walsh/Nancy Aldred-Chimienti

Secretary & Co-Secretary

 Pam DeSouza

Non-Teaching Representative

 Paula Chin

Teacher Representative

 Paula Papagni/Catherine Morgan

Parent/Guardian Representative

 Dawn Green

Parent Representative

 Rowena Concessao

Parent Representative

 Jennifer Thompson

Parent Representative

 Chantelle Carson-Treacy

Parent Representative

 Nathalie Gallant-Fraser

Parent Representative

 Jodie Peart

Parent Representative

Jeoff Sheikh

Parent Representative

Joyce Osei Owusu

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:

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