​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/guardian of a child attending Janet Johnstone School, you are automatically a member of the School Council (JJSC). The Council consists of parents, teachers and community members who are eager to help guide and provide meaningful feedback on our children’s educational experiences, both in the school and on the school grounds and to make suggestions for how to make our children’s school experience the best it can be.

We also work alongside the Friends of Janet Johnstone School Association (FJJSA), which is the incorporated non-profit society responsible for fundraising. One of our responsibilities is to advise the school on how to allocate these fundraising dollars. Our goal is to enhance our children’s learning experiences and opportunities they would otherwise not be able to receive. We work together with the school administration to discuss purchases to be sure we are spending the fundraising dollars wisely.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

To help plan ahead, mark your calendars!  Meetings are always the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  All meetings for the 2021/22 school year will be virtual until further notice.  Please watch the weekly Week at a Glance for information about links to the meetings.

September 14, 2021

October 12, 2021

November 9, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 11, 2022

February 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

April 12, 2022

May 10, 2022


Our School Council Members

Chair: Michelle Wong
Vice Chair: Julie Swanson
Secretary: Corrine Maher
Key Communicator:
  Monica Gunn & Alyssa Hallam
Volunteer Coordinator:  Vida Ugrenovic & Angela Reimche

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