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 School 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.
A School Council provides parents, staff and community the opportunity and the means to advise the Principal and the Board of Education on directions and initiatives which lead to improved learning opportunities for students. It gives you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our amazing teachers, principal and parents. WE discuss what’s going on in the school, and share our ideas on how to improve overall learning. It’s a great way to be involved and connected.
The Council must operate in a manner that is non-judgmental, is based on open discussion, and uses consensus and collaboration to strive for common understandings and agreements. Sunalta School Council needs parents with ideas and motivation to keep our school an excellent learning environment. School Council is 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.
If you have a child attending Sunalta School you are apart of the School Council. You have a voice and a vote on important matters that affect our children and the school.
Members and the school community participate in School Council meetings, generally 2 hours once per month alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. At this time meetings are held virtually through Microsoft Teams. A link is sent out a few days before the meeting.
September – Tuesday 21
October - Wednesday 20
November - Tuesday 23
January Wednesday 19
February Tuesday 22
March Wednesday 23
April Tuesday 19
May Wednesday 18
Programs We Support
The School Council / Parent Society offers special programs at Sunalta by providing funding, leadership and resources in collaboration with the school.
These programs include:
- Residencies - Storytelling, Robotics, One Woman Circus
- Tennis, Swimming, In-Line Skating
- Classroom supplies, Agendas, Library books
- Music and Phys-ed equipment
- Technology - smart boards, computers, software, tablets
- Curriculum Enhancements as recommended by the Sunalta staff
September 2021 Message from Council
If you are interested in either position or volunteering on Student Council in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to have you on the team!
Sunalta School Council Chair
Our School Council Members
Council Chair: Stacey Boruk-Selley email@example.com
Vice Chair: Dana Riley SunaltaVice@gmail.com
CBE Key Communicator: Farrah Sunderji SunaltaKeyCBE@gmail.com
Secretary: Sarah Duff SunaltaSecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer: Mathew Wong SunaltaFinance@gmail.com
Fun Lunch: Kirsten Arrends firstname.lastname@example.org
Casino: Nancy Jarmin email@example.com
Social Coordinator: Kristi Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Coordinators: Justine Wade Amanda Kuchman email@example.com
Charity Coordinator: Cindy Lang-Urednicek firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Dana Riley email@example.com
Extracurricular Coordinator: Amber Nikolakis firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising: Elham Merhi email@example.com
Bylaw Coordinator: Katrina Edgerton-McGhan
Communications: Georgie Scott & Stacey Selley SunaltaCommunications@gmail.com