Welcome to the Sunalta School Council!
If you have a child attending Sunalta School, you are a part of the School Council. You have a voice and a vote on important matters that affect our children and the school.
Parents and community members are important partners in public education. Through School Councils, our partners can make significant and meaningful contributions to the learning opportunities provided to CBE students.
One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful impact 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. It is mandatory for every CBE school to have a School Council and the Council has legislated advisory and decision-making authority.
A School Council provides parents, staff and the community the opportunity and the means to advise and engage with the Principal and the Calgary Board of Education on directions and initiatives which lead to improved learning opportunities for students. Attending School Council meetings will give you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with our Principal, our amazing teachers, 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. More information can be found on our website at
The School Council must operate in a manner that welcomes open discussion, is non-judgmental, and uses consensus and collaboration to strive for common understandings and agreements. Our 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
2023-2024 - Meeting Dates
- Tuesday, October 17 2023 at 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:30 pm
- Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm
- Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm
Members and the school community participate in School Council meetings, generally 2 hours once per month, alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We will once again be doing
in-person meetings in the school library. A link is sent out a few days before the meeting along with an Agenda.
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 and Guest Speakers - Hip Hop, Aline In-Line Skating, Eric Walters
- Enrichment: Tennis, Swimming, Kamp Kiwanis, and Royal Tyrrell Museum
- Classroom Supplies, Library Books, Classroom Enhancement
- Musical instruments & Physical Education equipment
- Technology - Smart boards, Computers, Software, iPads.
- Curriculum Enhancements as recommended by the Sunalta Staff.
September 2023 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
Chair: Stacey Selley - SunaltaChair@gmail.com
Vice-Chair: Dana Riley - SunaltaVice@gmail.com
Secretary: Sarah Duff - SunaltaSecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer: Nigel Lalande - SunaltaFinance@gmail.com
Key Council Position Holders:
CBE Key Communicator: Farrah Sunderji - SunaltaKeyCBE@gmail.com
Social Coordinator: Kristi Nelson - SunaltaSocialCoordinator@gmail.com
Library Coordinator: Amanda Kuchman - SunaltaLibrary@gmail.com
Charity Coordinator: Cindy Lang-Urednicek - SunaltaCharity@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Rizza Pandya - SunaltaVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com
Extracurricular Coordinator: Desirae Robertson - SunaltaExtra@gmail.com
Fun Lunch Coordinator: Kerstin Arends - SunaltaFunLunch@gmail.com