School Council

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Meeting Information

The primary purpose of a Catholic School Council is to focus the resources of an entire community on the well- being and effective learning of our students. Membership of our Catholic School Council consists of, but may not be limited to:

  • Parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school
  • Community representative(s)
  • Parish representative(s)
  • The school principal
  • A teacher
  • A non-teaching staff member

School Council acts in an advisory capacity to the principal. Other issues can include the preparation of school profiles, extracurricular activities and the establishment of ad-hoc committees for fund raising.

Anyone in the school or broader community is welcome to attend and to observe Catholic School Council meetings. These meetings deal with many issues important to the school community; however, they are not forums for the discussion of parent-teacher-student issues. These concerns will be referred to the Principal.

Our school council is always looking for dynamic individuals in our community to be part of the team. All are welcome!

Objectives for School Councils:

The advisory role of the School Council is to provide ideas and opinions, to assist the principal and where appropriate, school board trustees in their decision-making on educational issues. The objectives of The St. Augustine CES Catholic School Council are:

  • To enhance communication between the school, home, church and community;
  • To make recommendations to the administration and school staff on;
  • School policy and procedures
  • Programs and services
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Learning and resources
  • Parent/community education
  • Budgeting and finance
  • And to support the school by providing resources to fulfill the mission.

Characteristics of Effective School Councils:

  • Focus on student learning and the best interests of all students are actively involved in setting school priorities for improving student achievement
  • Promote meaningful parental, parish, and community involvement and actively seek the views of their school communities
  • Have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities
  • Include members who represent the diverse views of their school communities
  • Keep well informed about school and board policies and procedures
  • Have clear and consistent processes for decision making
  • Communicate with the community about their activities
  • Maintain high ethical standards
  • Have members who have developed mutual trust and respect for one another

St. Augustine CES Catholic School Council Members for 2016-2017:

  • Co-Chairs – Tracey Babineau and Lynn Brombal
  • Treasurer – Maria Serpa
  • Secretary – Liz Monteiro
  • Parish Member – Lisa Chippendale
  • Community Rep – Nickey Wiles
  • Parent Reps – Bill Conway, Deana Ezekial, Silvia Straus, Delia Souto, Evelina Turney, Mark Woodfield, Sherri Zakewski,
  • Staff Reps –Julie Amador, Ann Marie Macey
  • Principal – Terri-Lynn Geisel
  • Vice-Principal – Richard Setler

Catholic School Council Meeting Dates for 2016-2017:

The St. Augustine Catholic School Council usually meets the first Tuesday of every month. A few exceptions occur. All parents are invited to join us in the library at 6:30 -8:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2106 – Family Advent Mass at St. Gregory Church
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Revised due to Catholic Education Week
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Catholic School Council Social