​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

As a parent or guardian, you are a member of the Somerset School Council. The School Council works closely with the school, as an advisory group, to enhance student learning and support the initiatives and goals of both the school and the council. The Friends of Somerset School Foundation (FSSF) fundraises to provide additional money for opportunities for the school to enhance learning following recommendations from the school and input/support from the School Council.

Plan to attend a council meeting to get a better understanding of the direction the school is taking towards your child‟s education. Your voice and involvement makes a difference. Babysitting is provided during School Council and FSSF meetings in the gymnasium courtesy of the both groups. 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

See our Calendar page for meeting dates and times.

September 15th beginning at 6:30pm

October 13th beginning at 6:15pm

November 17th _ 6:15pm

December - - - [Casino _ Dec.13-14]

DECEMBER 15th - WINTER CELEBRATION

January 19th _ 6:15pm

February - - - NONE 

March 16th _ 6:15pm

April 20th _ 6:15pm

March 20th _ 6:15pm

May 18th _ 6:15pm

June 15th _ 6:15pm

Our School Council Members

Chair – Athena Hughes
Vice Chair – Sky Mercier
Treasurer – Stephanie McGillvrey
Special Events – Sky Mercier and Wendy Ross
Secretary – Kim Brenton
Fundraising/ Casino – Lena Chalmers
Communications/ Social Media – Sky Mercier
Fun Lunches – Sky Mercier and Wendy Ross

Secretary – Julie Kriel

Contact the School Council

Email:  somersetparentcouncil@gmail.com 

Instagram: @somersetparentcouncil

FSSF Website: https://www.friendsofsomerset....

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