​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

Realities of High School - Information Session for Parents

Tuesday - November 7, 2023 6:00-6:30PM with Q&A after

Are you new to Diefenbaker or new to being the parent/guardian of a High School Student and have questions about High School and its day-to-day realities?  Come to learn about these realities of High School regarding topics such as assessment, attendance, exams and exam breaks, behavior expectations, and communication with the school.  You may also learn about some of the common misconceptions or stories students tell parents/guardians that may or may not be factual.

JGD Casino Fundraiser

Thank you so much to those that signed up already!! 

Hello fellow Diefenbaker parents and guardians. We are having our 2 day casino fundraiser next week and we are still short 12 volunteers! This fundraiser brings in $50,000 - $80,000 for just 2 days of fundraising. Parent council uses this money to support all areas of the school; core classes, options and clubs. 

If we don’t get more volunteers then we will have to cancel this event and forfeit our money for the school. Please sign up if you can. You don’t need training for this, as long as you are over 18 you can volunteer with us. Consider bringing a friend and doing it together!! 

JGD Casino Fundraiser

There are still slots available morning/evening on Tuesday November 21st and Wednesday November 22nd. Casino is at Ace Casino by the airport. You get a free meal at the casino as well when you volunteer! Once you sign up I’ll send you the final details. If you have any questions please e-mail .

Please volunteer your time and sign up so we don’t have to cancel this event and fundraiser!! 

John G. Diefenbaker School Council exists to influence students to be confident lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities. We are committed to active participation in a partnership of students, parents, teachers and community to promote the goals and values centered in the teaching/learning environment

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings start at 6:30PM and are held in either the Learning Commons or Virtually. All parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend and to add your voice to the conversation.

Next meeting Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 6:30PM in person.  Please register with the link below.

School Council Meeting Registration

See our Calendar page for dates and times. December 12 - Virtual; February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11.

Our Members

Chair: Charlene Buenting
Vice Chair: Maike Horn
Treasurer: Brooklyn Shill
Secretary: Spring Savage
Key Communicator: Lisa G.

Contact the School Council

If you are unable to attend meetings and have a question for our school council, would like to provide feedback, or suggest an initiative please email jgdschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

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