School Council

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 in the school council. Through the Education Act, Alberta Education defines school councils as a collective association of parents, secondary students, the principal, teachers, and community representative(s) whose purpose is to advise the principal and the Board of Trustees respecting matters related to the school.  They are different from Parent societies are a formal group of parents, incorporated under the Societies Act for the purpose of raising funds for the school. A society is a separate legal entity from the school council. You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook.

Our School Council & Parent Societies

Members of Colonel Irvine School Council (CISC) and the Colonel Irvine Parent Advisory Association (CIPAA) are parents/guardians of Colonel Irvine students just like you! In fact, all Irvine parents/guardians are automatically members of these parent organizations. We invite you to join us to share your views in support of our mission, purpose, and objectives.

Colonel Irvine School Council (CISC)


The mission of our school council is to foster the well-being and effectiveness of all our school community and thereby enhance student learning


School Councils provide a means for parents and community to work together with administration, staff and students, to promote the well-being and overall effectiveness of the school community. Its main role is advisory and as follows:

  • To provide interested individuals in the community that Colonel Irvine serves with the opportunity for involvement and representation in the school;
  • To promote friendly, respectful communication and cooperation between interested individuals in the community that Colonel Irvine serves;
  • To contribute through its activities, to enhance the quality of education for all students at the school.

Colonel Irvine Parent Society


  • To aid in the service and education activities of Colonel Irvine School;
  • To provide a channel of communication between those employees of the Calgary Board of Education at Colonel Irvine School and the Parent Advisory Association on matters of mutual interest.

Colonel Irvine Band Parent Association (CIBPA)

Not all Colonel Irvine students participate in the Band Program so as a result, there is a separate parent/guardian volunteer group that fundraises specifically for Irvine Band Program activities. Learn more about what they do on our CIBPA page.

Friends of Colonel Irvine School (FCIS) 

This group is focused on fundraising for the school’s educational field trips such as the Beijing and West Coast Sailing Trips.

Meeting Schedule

Our meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  For the 2021/22 school year, meetings are being held virtually to adhere to public health guidelines due to COVID-19.  We are using Microsoft Teams, the CBE’s standard tool for online meetings. Both CISC & CIPAA meetings are held on the same date and follow one after each other. All parents/guardians of Irvine students are very welcome to attend! 

CISC Meeting Dates

September 14, 2021: Agenda; Teacher’s Report; Principal’s Report

October 12, 2021

November 9, 2021

January 11, 2022

February 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

May 10, 2022

June 7, 2022

See our Calendar for exact dates and times.

For copies of CISC/CIPAA documentation, please contact us. Digital or paper copies are available to all Colonel Irvine parents/guardians. 

Our School Council Members & Parent Society Executive and Directors

Chair: Kirsten Pugh

Vice-Chair: Windchill Ha 

Treasurer: Jennie Lee-Chan

Secretary: Berney Joseph

Events Coordinator: Manikanth Pulicheri

Social Media Coordinator: Claire Kraatz

CIBPA Liaison: Linda Liu

Key Communicator: Erin Gagner

Directors: Janie Khuu, Vinna Vuong

Auditors: Jason Ding, Peter Cheung

Contact the School Council

Looking to volunteer?

While COVID-19 Measures are in Place

In-person visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in CBE schools at this time. This includes guest speakers, sports-team coaches and artists in residence. Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the school through email or by phone. Currently, parent volunteers are not permitted in the school building. However, we are optimistic that we will find ways to work with parent volunteers later in the school year.

Any school wide Volunteer Opportunities will be posted on a SignUp Genius link for the duration of the school year.  Please bookmark this Volunteer Opportunities Link  as we will update it with new volunteer opportunities as they arise. You can also find this SignUp Genius link under the Get involved, Volunteer page.


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