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 & Parent Societies

Members of Council and the Society are parents/guardians of Colonel Irvine students just like you! In fact, all Irvine parents/guardians are automatically members of these parent organizations. Come join us as we support our school community, students and staff by advocating for parent perspectives, advising school administration, being involved in school wide activities/events, fundraising for school needs and much more! 

Our goal is to make going to our school an enriching, rewarding, and memorable experience but we can't do it without our Irvine parent's involvement! Our meetings are open to all Irvine parents/guardians and we are always eager to hear from you! Or better yet, participate on School council and/or one of our Parent Societies. Take a peak at 

CISC/CIPAA Roles & Duties to see what that might involve. Working together, we can make the Irvine school community an amazing learning environment for all our students!

Colonel Irvine School Council (CISC)

Is comprised of parents/guardians, the principal and a teacher representative who meet regularly to discuss issues, celebrate achievements, hear about upcoming school events/activities, support the school administration, and make recommendations about to our school. Be informed and be a part of the discussion by joining us at our meetings!

Colonel Irvine Parent Society

Our Parent Society is known as the Parent Advisory Association (CIPAA) and it fundraises on behalf of Colonel Irvine School to support school-wide programs and activities. Learn more about what they do on our Parent Society page.

Colonel Irvine Band Parent Association (CIBPA)

Not all Colonel; Irvine students participate in the Band Program so as a result, there is a separate parent/guardian volunteer group that fundraises specifically for Irvine Band Program activities. Learn more about what they do on our CIBPA page.

Friends of Colonel Irvine School (FCIS) 

This group is focused on fundraising for the school’s educational field trips such as the Beijing and West Coast Sailing Trips.

Meeting Schedule

Our meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the staff room. Both CISC & CIPAA meetings are held on the same date and follow one after each other. All parents/legal guardians of Irvine students are very welcome to attend! 

Note: while childcare is not provided, children are welcome to quietly occupy themselves at tables nearby while you attend the meeting.

CISC/CIPAA Meeting Dates

See our Calendar for exact dates and times.

To view CISC or CIPAA minutes or financials, please contact us. Digital or paper copies are available for all Colonel Irvine parents/guardians. 


Our School Council Members

Chair: Vacant

Vice: Vinna Vuong

Treasurer: Jennie Lee-Chan

Secretary: Berney Joseph

Sign Up Coord: Betty & Tom Coulter

Special Events Coordinator: Annette Lovan

Social Media Coordinator: Jessica Prichard

Fundraising Coordinator: Janie Khuu

Casino Coordinator: Sarah Wong

Band/CISC Liaison:  Vacant

Key Communicator: Vinna Vuong

Director: Julie Woo

Director: Linda Liu

Director: Karen Charlton

Director: Megan Limbird

Director: Nora Low

Auditor: Jason Ding

Auditor: Diane Myers

Contact the School Council

Join the CISC/CIPAA Email Distribution List

Keep informed of all the incredible things happening at Colonel Irvine, volunteer opportunities, upcoming activities,
meetings and so much more by signing up for our CISC/CIPAA News mail distribution list/google group.

Bookmark our School-wide Volunteer Opportunities Sign Up Link

Any school wide Volunteer Opportunities will be posted on a SignUp Genius link for the duration of the school year.
Please bookmark this Volunteer Opportunities Link  as we will update it with new volunteer opportunities as
they arise. You can also find this SignUp Genius link under the Get involved, Volunteer page.

Additional Resources

School Council

Our School Council & Parent Societies

Members of Council and the Society are parents/guardians of Colonel Irvine students just like you! In fact, all Irvine parents/guardians are automatically members of these parent organizations. Come join us as we support our school community, students and staff by advocating for parent perspectives, advising school administration, being involved in school wide activities/events, fundraising for school needs and much more! 

Our goal is to make going to our school an enriching, rewarding, and memorable experience but we can't do it without our Irvine parent's involvement! Our meetings are open to all Irvine parents/guardians and we are always eager to hear from you! Or better yet, participate on School council and/or one of our Parent Societies. Take a peak at 

CISC/CIPAA Roles & Duties to see what that might involve. Working together, we can make the Irvine school community an amazing learning environment for all our students!

Colonel Irvine School Council (CISC)

Is comprised of parents/guardians, the principal and a teacher representative who meet regularly to discuss issues, celebrate achievements, hear about upcoming school events/activities, support the school administration, and make recommendations about to our school. Be informed and be a part of the discussion by joining us at our meetings!

Colonel Irvine Parent Society

Our Parent Society is known as the Parent Advisory Association (CIPAA) and it fundraises on behalf of Colonel Irvine School to support school-wide programs and activities. Learn more about what they do on our Parent Society page.

Colonel Irvine Band Parent Association (CIBPA)

Not all Colonel; Irvine students participate in the Band Program so as a result, there is a separate parent/guardian volunteer group that fundraises specifically for Irvine Band Program activities. Learn more about what they do on our CIBPA page.

Friends of Colonel Irvine School (FCIS) 

This group is focused on fundraising for the school’s educational field trips such as the Beijing and West Coast Sailing Trips.

Meeting Schedule

Our meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the staff room. Both CISC & CIPAA meetings are held on the same date and follow one after each other. All parents/legal guardians of Irvine students are very welcome to attend! 

Note: while childcare is not provided, children are welcome to quietly occupy themselves at tables nearby while you attend the meeting.

CISC/CIPAA Meeting Dates

See our Calendar for exact dates and times.

To view CISC or CIPAA minutes or financials, please contact us. Digital or paper copies are available for all Colonel Irvine parents/guardians. 


Our School Council Members

Chair: Vacant

Vice: Vinna Vuong

Treasurer: Jennie Lee-Chan

Secretary: Berney Joseph

Sign Up Coord: Betty & Tom Coulter

Special Events Coordinator: Annette Lovan

Social Media Coordinator: Jessica Prichard

Fundraising Coordinator: Janie Khuu

Casino Coordinator: Sarah Wong

Band/CISC Liaison:  Vacant

Key Communicator: Vinna Vuong

Director: Julie Woo

Director: Linda Liu

Director: Karen Charlton

Director: Megan Limbird

Director: Nora Low

Auditor: Jason Ding

Auditor: Diane Myers

Contact the School Council

Join the CISC/CIPAA Email Distribution List

Keep informed of all the incredible things happening at Colonel Irvine, volunteer opportunities, upcoming activities,
meetings and so much more by signing up for our CISC/CIPAA News mail distribution list/google group.

Bookmark our School-wide Volunteer Opportunities Sign Up Link

Any school wide Volunteer Opportunities will be posted on a SignUp Genius link for the duration of the school year.
Please bookmark this Volunteer Opportunities Link  as we will update it with new volunteer opportunities as
they arise. You can also find this SignUp Genius link under the Get involved, Volunteer page.

Additional Resources

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