School Council


First meeting is on Monday October 1st at 6:30 pm in the Library

Jean Vanier Catholic School Council welcome and roles letter

Elections Nomination Form2018


What is School Council?

School Council is an advisory body made up of parents/guardians, the Principal and Vice-Principals, teaching and non-teaching school staff, and a student representative. School Council is responsible for:

  • Sharing information with parents and the school community
  • Providing input to the principal and school board on issues such as school year calendars, strategies to improve school performance, codes of conduct and dress, safe arrival programs, community use of schools, selection criteria for principals and school board policies that will affect the school
  • Actively organizing social and fundraising events for the school community

As a School Council member, you can help your Council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. The Council is made up of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Parish representative, Community representative, and parent representatives.  Council meetings are open to every parent in the school community; you don’t have to be a member to attend.

Current School Council

  • Chair: Karen Ditoro
  • Vice-Chair: Sammi Khachi
  • Secretary: Suman Khan
  • Parish Representative: TBD
  • Community Representative: Herbert Johnson
  • OAPCE Representative:  Lily Gall
  • Parent Engagement Committee Chair: Tracey Taylor
  • Faith Formation Committee Chair: TBD
  • Used Uniform Sale Committee Chair: Sammi Khachi

Calendar and Events

Parent Council at JV generally meets the first Monday of the month.

JV School Council has hosted numerous events including a Grade 9/New Parent Open House, Faith Formation/Social Night Series and a Multicultural Dinner and Fashion Show. The Council also sponsors monetary awards for graduation students.  (ADD PICS/VIDEO LINKS TO MC DINNER)

Listed below are some of the important event dates for 2017-2018:

  • Wednesday, August 30- Used Uniform Sale 9am-noon, 6pm-8:30pm

Important Links

Parent Council has input at the local, regional, and provincial levels, in addition to the school. Your input and participation truly make a difference in so many ways.  Click on any of the links below:




JV Parent Council Dec 5th 2016 Meeting Minutes- Final – Copy

Parent Council – Oct 4, 2016 – Minutes


JV Parent Council Feb 6th 2017 Meeting Minutes Final – Copy



Oct 2015 Minutes for Parent Council

Nov2015 Minutes for Parent Council

Dec7, 2015 Minutes for Parent Council

Feb 2016-Minutes for Parent Council

April 4, 2016 Minutes for Parent Council

June 2016 Minutes for Parent Council



Jean Vanier Parent Council Minutes Oct. 6, 2014 – Copy