Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. Our plan is subject to change throughout the school year as more information becomes available.​

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 School 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

Each year we require parent volunteers for our School Council. School Council allows us to participate (a part of our School Council is called Briar Hill School Foundation and this allows us to operate as a Not-for-Profit entity) in casinos, which in turn provides us with funding that helps to support your children with technology in the classroom, laptops, iPads, literacy kits, in-school residencies such as in-line skating, Quest Theatre and many more activities/resources that without the Briar Hill Foundation (and your volunteer work) we would not be able to provide.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

School Council meetings will bel held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:45 p.m - 8:30 p.m., in the Learning Commons.  Council meeting dates:

  • November 12
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11
  • March 10
  • April 14 - Cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • May 12 - Cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • May 28 - Online via Skype
  • June 9 - Cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

2019-20 School Council Executive Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Ricki F. ( and Tova S. ( 
Erica M. (
Shannon O. ( 

Volunteer Coordinator: vacant

Key Communications: vacant

Community Representative: vacant

Contact the School Council

Please contact the school office for more information.

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