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

Alexander Ferguson’s School Council and Society are parent organizations that support AFS staff in offering excellent programming for our students. There are so many ways for parents to participate, and, whether you have a little or a lot of time to share, we hope that you will be involved in our school community.

Looking to get involved? Join a meeting. Anytime. Check out volunteer opportunities below. Find position descriptions in the document located along the right hand side of this page.

All parents are very welcome to attend Council and Society meetings to learn more about what is happening in our school and share ideas. Please watch for highlights about Council and Society happenings and volunteer opportunities in our newsletter, The Scoop, which will be sent to you by email.

2021-22 Meeting Dates

May 25 - 6:30pm Council and Society AGM 

June 15 - 6:30pm Council and Society

2022-23 Meeting Dates - In Person

September 29 - 7:00pm Council and Society
October 20 - 7:00pm Council
November 17 - 7:00pm Council and Society
January 26 - 7:00pm Council
March 2 - 7:00pm Council and Society
April 13 - 7:00pm Council
May 25 - 7:00pm Council and Society AGMs

Click here to join the meeting

June 15 - 7:00pm Council and Society


Our School Council Members

All parents of students attending Alexander Ferguson School are School Council Members

Chairperson: Alie Ronellenfitch
Vice Chair: 
Secretary: Ashley Bagg
Principal: Helen Sharpe

Community Liaison (Killarney)

Laurel Halladay

Community Liaison (Shaganappi)

 VACANT FOR 2022-2023

Fundraising Coordinator

 Jody Sekias

Fun Lunch Coordinator

 Erhan Isevcan

Grade 6 Farewell

 VACANT FOR 2022-2023

Hot Lunch Coordinator

Sunmi Moon Cho

Holiday Lunch Coordinator

 VACANT FOR 2022-2023

Events Coordinator

 VACANT FOR 2022-2023

Teacher Potluck Coordinator

 Susan Ruttan

Traffic Liaison

Blair Best


Contact the School Council

Email: alexfergusonschoolcouncil@gmail.com

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