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 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​.​



School Council

Simons Valley School Council

All parents and guardians are invited to attend the monthly meetings of our school council. The Simons School Council is comprised of both parents and staff representatives. Our goal is to work together to create a positive learning environment for our children. Through the council, we can strengthen communication between home and school. We discuss and plan for our school’s future. We also support special events. 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

The School Council meets nine times a year. Meeting times are 7:00 PM.  All parents and guardians of students are invited to attend.

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 13 , 2022
  • November 10, 2022
  • December 8, 2022 (informal social gathering; location tbd)
  • January 19, 2023
  • February 9, 2023
  • March 9, 2023
  • April 13, 2023
  • May 11, 2023
  • June 8, 2023

See our Calendar page for meeting dates and times.

Our School Council Members

Chair (General): Rena Large
Co-Chair (General): Angie King
Treasurer: Wanda Bitz
Secretary: Amber Potts
Fundraising Coordinators: Amandip Badyal, Danna Weatherbee

Chair (Fundraising): Angie King
Co-Chair (Fundraising): Dicky Sum

Volunteer Coordinator: Meghan Speers, Shannon Tompkins

Casino Coordinator: Andrea Pearson
Jr High Liaisons: Jennifer Miller (SJAM), Colonel Irvine Liaison is vacant
Key Communicator: Kirsten Ledergerber

Contact the School Council

Facebook: Simons Valley School Council

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