​Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. Our plan is subject to change throughout the school year as more information becomes available.​

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 and decision-making authority. 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​.​

Information about the impact of COVID-19 on School Councils is available on the CBE website​.​​



School Council

Our School Council is a strong and active advisory body that is integral to our school’s operation and the success we achieve. The School Council works in a collaborative manner with the school administration and staff to significantly enhance the learning opportunities we provide for students. It also provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the school, support initiatives, and provide input.

The School Council also helps to coordinate volunteers and sends a volunteer registration form home with the Student Information Package. The minutes of the School Council meetings are available on the School Council tab on the University School website after they have been approved. Print copies are available from the school office. 

We ask that all parents/guardians make a personal commitment to attend at least one or more School Council meetings during the year. University School is your school and your participation in School Council will help ensure we are able to provide the best possible education for each of our students.

The bylaws (under resources) have been amended by the University School School Council of the 2020/21 year. We will be voting to adopt this set of Bylaws at the March Council meeting on March 15. Please forward any Bylaw questions or comments for discussion prior to the meeting to universityschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

Meeting Dates/Schedule

School council meetings will start at 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • Wednesday,  November 17 at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday,  January 19 at 6:00pm 
  • Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm

Our School Council Members

School Council & Parent Association 2021-2022:

School Council:
Chair - Sue Derlago
Vice Chair - Nicole Cunningham
Secretary- Anahita Rahimi
Community Liaison - Andrea Trainor
Fun Lunches - Moni Jansen
Teacher Appreciation Meal coordinator - Melanie Popp

Parent Association: 
President - Sue Derlago
Vice President -TBD
Treasurer - Siv Clayton
Casino Chair  - Martin Balment

 

Contact the School Council

Email: universityschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Additional Resources

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