One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the School Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​​​​

Our School Council believes that the parents of all students at Belfast School have a vital role to play in their children's education. Our goal is to work in partnership with school administration, staff, parents, students and community organizations to provide a healthy, safe and supportive environment that allows each student to receive the best possible education.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings take place Mondays at 6:30 PM in the school. See our Calendar page for exact dates.

Executive Parent Council  

President: Sabiha Sumra

Vice-President:Diane Stopforth

Secretary: Sam Ryogoku

Key Communicator: Mustafa Sumra

Volunteer Coordinator: Sam Hryn-Gouldsborough

We Care Liaison: Countney Zaharik

Kindergarten Rep: Courtney Fellows

Directors at Large: vacant


Executive Fundraising Council  

President: Beth Reinhart

Vice President: Sabiha Sumra

Secretary: Sam Ryogoku

Treasurer: Mandi Henn

Casino Coordinators: Michelle Paries and Cheryl Dueck

Media Relations: Kim Watkinson

Directors at Large: vacant


Contact the School Council

Website:  http://belfastcouncil.weebly.com/

Blog: http://belfastcouncil.weebly.com/school-council-blog.html

Email: belfastschoolcouncil@gmail.com


School Council Upcoming Events

Grade 6 Celebration

It is that time of year again when the organization of Grad 6 celebration will be starting!  Parent Council is seeking volunteers to help make this amazing event memorable for our grade six students and their families.  Please send a quick email to Ms. Belcher jlbelcher@cbe.ab.ca with your name and contact information. We want to thank our #amazingbelfast community in advance for the hard work that is involved in events such as these.   

Child Safe Canada

Every year at Belfast Child Safe Canada hosts a series of courses during lunchtime.  The following courses will be offered this year: Home Alone, Street Smarts, Babysitting Program & Internet Safety.  Registration FORMS are linked below, posted on Belfast website Calendar under the dates of the course OR available in the office.  Payment options: exact amount OR CHEQUES made out to Child Safe Canada. 

Street Smarts:

  • Mon & Tues, Feb. 24 & 25 
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 & 4 are encouraged to enroll
  • This course teaches self-awareness and personal safety
  • Register deadline: Feb 17

Babysitter Program:  

  • (Mon-Thurs & Mon), March 9-12 & 16
  • For our Grades 5 & 6 students 
  • This course teaches future babysitters how to be safe while also building self-esteem 
  • Bring teddy bear or a doll to all classes 
  • Registration deadline:  March 2  

Internet Safety

  • Mon & Tues, March 30 & 31
  • Intended for Grades: 3 - 6 students 
  • This course covers Cyberbullying, uses & abuses of the net, personal info. Social media & handling emails and MUCH more
  • Registration deadline: March 23

Home Alone Courses:

  • Mon & Tues, April 27 & 28 (date subject to change)
  • An interactive safety training course for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 
  • Please NOTE:  younger siblings grade 1 & up can also register and attend Registration deadline: TBA 

School Council

Our School Council believes that the parents of all students at Belfast School have a vital role to play in their children's education. Our goal is to work in partnership with school administration, staff, parents, students and community organizations to provide a healthy, safe and supportive environment that allows each student to receive the best possible education.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings take place Mondays at 6:30 PM in the school. See our Calendar page for exact dates.

Executive Parent Council  

President: Sabiha Sumra

Vice-President:Diane Stopforth

Secretary: Sam Ryogoku

Key Communicator: Mustafa Sumra

Volunteer Coordinator: Sam Hryn-Gouldsborough

We Care Liaison: Countney Zaharik

Kindergarten Rep: Courtney Fellows

Directors at Large: vacant


Executive Fundraising Council  

President: Beth Reinhart

Vice President: Sabiha Sumra

Secretary: Sam Ryogoku

Treasurer: Mandi Henn

Casino Coordinators: Michelle Paries and Cheryl Dueck

Media Relations: Kim Watkinson

Directors at Large: vacant


Contact the School Council

Website:  http://belfastcouncil.weebly.com/

Blog: http://belfastcouncil.weebly.com/school-council-blog.html

Email: belfastschoolcouncil@gmail.com


School Council Upcoming Events

Grade 6 Celebration

It is that time of year again when the organization of Grad 6 celebration will be starting!  Parent Council is seeking volunteers to help make this amazing event memorable for our grade six students and their families.  Please send a quick email to Ms. Belcher jlbelcher@cbe.ab.ca with your name and contact information. We want to thank our #amazingbelfast community in advance for the hard work that is involved in events such as these.   

Child Safe Canada

Every year at Belfast Child Safe Canada hosts a series of courses during lunchtime.  The following courses will be offered this year: Home Alone, Street Smarts, Babysitting Program & Internet Safety.  Registration FORMS are linked below, posted on Belfast website Calendar under the dates of the course OR available in the office.  Payment options: exact amount OR CHEQUES made out to Child Safe Canada. 

Street Smarts:

  • Mon & Tues, Feb. 24 & 25 
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 & 4 are encouraged to enroll
  • This course teaches self-awareness and personal safety
  • Register deadline: Feb 17

Babysitter Program:  

  • (Mon-Thurs & Mon), March 9-12 & 16
  • For our Grades 5 & 6 students 
  • This course teaches future babysitters how to be safe while also building self-esteem 
  • Bring teddy bear or a doll to all classes 
  • Registration deadline:  March 2  

Internet Safety

  • Mon & Tues, March 30 & 31
  • Intended for Grades: 3 - 6 students 
  • This course covers Cyberbullying, uses & abuses of the net, personal info. Social media & handling emails and MUCH more
  • Registration deadline: March 23

Home Alone Courses:

  • Mon & Tues, April 27 & 28 (date subject to change)
  • An interactive safety training course for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 
  • Please NOTE:  younger siblings grade 1 & up can also register and attend Registration deadline: TBA 
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