​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 Education 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. 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​.​

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 monthly on Tuesdays evenings starting at 6:30 PM . We will alternate between in person and virtual meetings. To join online, a Microsoft Teams link will be e-mailed to parents before the meeting.  

2023/23024 Meeting Dates :

**Tuesday Evenings @ 6:30PM 

September 19: in person

October 24: in person 

November 28: in person

January 30: in person 

February 27: in person

April 30: in person

May 28: virtual

June 18: in person 

**No meetings will be held in December or March**

Executive Parent Council 2023-2024

School Chair: Robin Pomier & Kim Buchanan  

Vice Chair:  Alisha Higa

Secretary: Courtney Zaharik 

Treasurer: Gemma Syme & Heidi Syme 

Kindergarten Representative: Lois Mafrica & Amanda Priolo 

Council Position summaries 

School Chair – The school chair role consists of attending all meetings.
Building an agenda for discussion during the meetings. To initiate voting
on items such as monies out of the bank accounts for certain items on the
school’s wish list. In this position you must be available to invest a lot of
time in going to all the meetings including being the council representative
at the Fundraising meetings.

Vice Chair – Assists the School Chair with all meetings and engage
with the parents that attend the meetings. Sub in when the Chair is not
present. In this position you must be available to invest at least an hour and
half to attend the monthly meetings.

Secretary – Acts as a recorder for all meetings including fundraising

meetings. You would also keep minutes, correspondence and records that
would be accessible to the parent council. You must also have knowledge
of the school council bylaws/operating procedures.

Treasurer - The treasurer keeps financial transactions of the school council, reports to the school council and complies with the school council and the Calgary Board of Education policies. 

Some typical duties include: 

  • keeping accurate records of all financial transactions; 
  • reporting to school council on the receipt and expenditure of funds; 
  • ensuring records are available upon the request of the school district

Kindergarten Representative - The Kindergarten Representative ensures that the voices of the kindergarten community are shared at school council meetings.  

Contact the School Council

Email: belfastschoolcouncil@gmail.com

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