​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 Mondays 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.  

2022/2023 Meeting Dates

September 26, in person

October 24, virtual

November 28, in person

January 30, virtual

February 27, in person

April 17, virtual

May 15, in person

June 12, virtual

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

Executive Parent Council 2022-2023

President: Samantha Gouldsborough 

Vice Chair:  Alisha Higa

Secretary: Sam Ryogoku

Treasurer:  Courtney Fellows 

Kindergarten Representative:  Kristine Prins

Key Communicator: VACANT


Council Positions

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.

School 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.

Key Communicator – The key communicator is the go between for the
parent council and the CBE. Your duties would include attending all
parent council meetings throughout the year. You would also be receiving
the Key communique newsletter and sharing the information back with the
parent council and the community.

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.


Contact the School Council

Email: belfastschoolcouncil@gmail.com

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