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 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

The Killarney Parent Council (KPC) is our school advisory council that plays a very active role in representing all the voices in our school community.  We plan, organize and fund initiatives that best support and meet the needs of our staff and students here at Killarney School.

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.  Every family who has a child attending Killarney School is automatically part of the Killarney Parent Council.  The Council has an executive advisory board with many opportunities to get involved. There are a variety of short-term volunteer opportunities throughout the year as well.

KPC runs one annual fundraiser each year and parents are asked to make a financial donation directly to the Killarney Parent Fundraising Society. These funds support and enrich the student experience at Killarney School through a variety of initiatives such as field trips, teacher training and support, artists-in-residence, school beautification, social events and technology upgrades. This is the only fundraising campaign run by the KPC each year and 100% of donations go directly to the school and its initiatives.

Visit our website at for the most up to date information on the KPC & KPFS.


The Council meets monthly and all parents are welcome to attend these meetings and hear updates on school plans, events and directions. Each meeting has an update from the school administration, a presentation by selected teachers and a “Montessori Moment”.  All meetings are currently held online via MS Teams at 6:30 PM on the dates below.

Meetings Dates for 2021-2022

September 21, 2021 AGM
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 18, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 21, 2022

School Council Executive Members for 2021-2022

Chair: Andrea Purdy
Vice-Chair: Leah McIntyre
Treasurer: Sharlene Chandra
Secretary: Nicola McCay
Communications Chair: Tara Israelson
Events Chair: Joanna Glynn
Casino Chair: Remi Loyer
Social Media Chair: Linda Lam
Volunteer Coordinator: Ashley Geldhart
Technology Coordinator: Aaron McCay
Garden and Grounds Maintenance Coordinator: Angela Brady
Parent Liaison: Alina Sezanaeva
MAPSS Liaison: Megan McCullough
COSC Liaison: Jeremy Herbison
Legacy Project Co-Leads: Joanna Glynn & Carolyn Johnson

Why / How can you get involved?

Share your time, talents and treasure…come meet other like-minded parents and become part of the Killarney extended family.

  • Support KPC’s initiatives with our annual direct appeal fundraiser 
  • Volunteer directly for classroom and teacher support and/or with short-term projects and functions
  • Join the KPC executive - share your talents to lead and organize initiatives at Killarney
  • Attend KPC meetings and share your ideas
  • Continue to be an interested, informed and engaged Killarney family. 

Your children’s education and overall experience at Killarney is what we are all about.  We are here to support them, the staff and you, the parents!  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Contact The School Council

Facebook: Killarney Parent Council
Killarney School Parents
Instagram: @killarneyparentcouncil

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