School Council

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.

Meeting Dates 

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.

2021
September – Tuesday 21

October - Wednesday 20

November - Tuesday 23

2022

January Wednesday 19

February Tuesday 22

March Wednesday 23

April Tuesday 19

May Wednesday 18

June TBD


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:

  1. Residencies - Storytelling, Robotics, One Woman Circus  
  2. Tennis, Swimming, In-Line Skating
  3. Classroom supplies, Agendas, Library books
  4. Music and Phys-ed equipment 
  5. Technology - smart boards, computers, software, tablets
  6. 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 sunaltachair@gmail.com - we would love to have you on the team!

Stacey Selley

Sunalta School Council Chair


Our School Council Members

Council Chair: Stacey Boruk-Selley sunaltachair@gmail.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  sunaltafunlunch@gmail.com

Casino: Nancy Jarmin sunaltacasino@gmail.com
Social Coordinator: Kristi Nelson sunaltasocialcoordinator@gmail.com
Library Coordinators: Justine Wade Amanda Kuchman sunaltalibrary@gmail.com
Charity Coordinator: Cindy Lang-Urednicek sunaltacharity@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Dana Riley sunaltavolunteercoordinator@gmail.com
Extracurricular Coordinator: Amber Nikolakis sunaltaextra@gmail.com
Fundraising:  Elham Merhi  sunaltathinkathon@gmail.com
Bylaw Coordinator: Katrina Edgerton-McGhan

Communications: Georgie Scott & Stacey Selley SunaltaCommunications@gmail.com

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