Catholic School Council

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The St. Bernard 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 such as ....add information.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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 28, 2017


October 26, 2017

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November 30, 2017

   November Newsletter

January 26, 2018


February , 2018


March , 2018


April 26, 2018


May 24, 2018


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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



Kathryn Hadden 


Rodrigo Fernandez


Andrea Keogan


Sonia Tipping-Edwards

Teacher Representative

Amanda McGinnes

Non-Teacher Representative

Colleen Finn

Parish Representative

Sue Kanemy

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Krista MacNeil

Financial Representative

Anya Murphy

Parent Representative

Denise St. Marie

Parent Representative

Tanya Baglole

Parent Representative Janine D'Souza

Parent Representative

Erin Groat
Parent Representative Christine Wood
Parent Representative Claudia Nosseir-Deyong

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:

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

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