​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

The Tom Baines School Council extends an invitation to all parents to attend our monthly meeting. Some meeting dates may vary depending upon holiday Mondays so check our calendar page or contact the school. We hope to see you there!

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings take place on the Third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Tom Baines Learning Commons/ Library (some exceptions). No meetings in December or June. Minutes of previous meetings are posted on the right hand side of this page. 

2022 - 2023 Dates:

September 19

October 17

November 21

January 16

February 13 (2nd Monday due to Family Day)

March 20

April 17

May 15

Our Members

Chair: Kui Zhang
Vice Chair:  Janet Hu
Secretary:  Christina Nelson
Treasurer:  Jen Conley
Communications:  Lisa Wang
Volunteer Coordinator:  Vanessa Horsman and Amanda Potapinski 
Casino Coordinator: Margo Weber


Contact the School Council

To Contact School Council Members please call our school office and we will direct you to the correct person. 

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