​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

2022/2023 Ramsay School Council Executive: 

Co-Chair | Sarah Dymytryshyn 

Co-Chair | Brelyn Shannon 

Secretary | Carol Engstrom 

Member-At-Large | Anna Vouladakis 

Past Chair | Vanessa Porteous

Message from your School Council

Ramsay School Council supports the learning and well-being of Ramsay students; advises the Principal and Board of Trustees on school matters, ensures the parent/guardian perspective is presented in school decision-making and shares information about the school with the community. All parents and guardians of current Ramsay students are members, and invited to attend, participate, and vote at School Council meetings.

Every year we elect a School Council Executive consisting of a: Past Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, and Members-at-Large. These are volunteer roles filled by parents or guardians of current students. We convene a meeting every month of the school year except December to which all Ramsay families are welcome. The agenda is distributed in advance and minutes are available on the website shortly after the following meeting. Reach out to us at ramsaycouncil@gmail.com.

(The Ramsay School Parent Association (RSPA) is the other organization led by parent/guardian volunteers. RSPA raises all the funds to support the enriched and equitable learning environment at our school through activities like residencies, field trips, school supplies, and books for the Resource Centre. Get in touch to help raise funds for our school at RamsaySchoolPA@gmail.com)

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Ramsay School Council meets on the Third Thursday of the month (exceptions noted) at 6:30 pm.

Meetings will be held at the School and on Microsoft Teams.

2022-2023 Meetings:

September 15 @ Ramsay School

September 15:
Ramsay School
October 20:
Ramsay School
November 17:
MS Teams
No Meeting
January 19:
Ramsay School
No Meeting
March 16:
MS Teams
April 20:
Ramsay School
May (Date TBD)June (Date TBD)

To join, click on the link sent via email. You can download the app ahead of time to join on your browser by searching Microsoft Teams. Once the window opens, type in your name, chose your audio and video settings, and click on Join Now. 

YouTube tutorial (1:29 min) : 

Contact the School Council

All Ramsay families are encouraged to reach out to the School Council exec with questions, ideas, and suggestions to help foster a supportive learning environment for our students. Reach us at ramsaycouncil@gmail.com

If you are on Facebook you can join the conversation at  Ramsay School Parents. Note this is not an official channel for School Council activity.

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