​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

Lake Bonavista School is fortunate to have an active and supportive School Council, which includes a parent society, and, as a Montessori Alternative program, we are also supported by MAPSS, Montessori Alternative Public School Society. 

The School Council collaboratively makes many important decisions that support the learning and educational opportunities of students at our school. Meetings are held monthly. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please refer to the monthly school calendars for specific meeting dates. Meeting dates are also posted on our Parent Communication Bulletin Board in the foyer outside of the main office.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

  • September 13, 2022 @ 6:00pm online
  • October 11, 2022 AGM @ 6:00pm in person
  • November 8, 2022 @ 6:00pm online
  • January 17, 2023 @ 6:00pm online
  • February 7, 2023 @ 6:00pm online (please note this is the first Tuesday of the month)
  • March 14, 2023 @ 6:00pm online
  • April 11, 2023 @ 6:00pm online
  • May 9, 2023 @ 6:00pm TBD online or in person

Our School Council Members

Chair: Paul Clark
Vice Chair: Clara MacRaild
Treasurer: Colleen Foster
Secretary: Cindy Davis
Fundraising Director: Cayla Monette
Key Communicator/Social Media Relations: Mike Gee
Volunteer Coordinator: Crystal Schumacher

Yearbook Director: Holly Gray
MAPSS Liaison : OPEN

Casino Committee Chair: OPEN
Fun Lunch Coordinator: Natalie Carmichael

Event Planning: Christine Campbell

Contact the School Council

Email: lbschair@gmail.com

MAPSS - Montessori Alternative Public School Society


As a Montessori Alternative Program, we are also supported by an additional parent society: 

MAPSS - Montessori Alternative Program School Society.  www.mapss.ca

Contact us to find out ways you can get involved.


Chair:  Thom Dutchak

email: president@mapss.ca 

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