Catholic School Council

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The St. André of Bessette Catholic School Council is an advisory group made up of parents and staff. The council is a vital part of our school community. The purpose of a Catholic School Council, through the active participation of parents, is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education process to parents.

Our Catholic School Council provides advice and support to the principal, and where appropriate, to senior administrative staff and the Board of Trustees on education matters. The advice should reflect the views of the school community.

Our Contributions

Over the years, our Catholic School Council has been involved in many activities, including fundraising events such as milk days and dance-athons and support of school sponsored initiatives such as mental health and wellness events.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school Library/ Learning Commons from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly Council meetings and bring agenda items forward for discussion. The meeting dates for the current school year are:

Meeting Dates


September 24, 2019


October 15, 2019 


 January 21, 2020


 March 24, 2020


 May 12, 2020


Council Executive - 2019/2020

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year.   We are proud to announce this year's Executive team.  

Accessibility:   If you require accessibility related accommodations for attendance at these meetings please notify the school office in advance of the meeting date so that arrangements can be made.




Lisa Stewart

Chair and O.A.P.C.E. Affiliate

Meghan Campbell


Fazena Mapp-Campbell & Kelly Don Paul


Natasha Headland

Teacher Representative

Lisa Tucker

Non- Teacher Representative

Jamie Atkinson 

Parish Priest

Father Joseph Singh

Parish Representative

 Jeannine Henry

Parent Representative

Christine Alfonso

Parent Representative

Andre Felix Bakehe

Parent Representative

Marie Campbell

Parent Representative

Stefanie Costa

Parent Representative

Kavita Fischer

Parent Representative

Ana Paula Fruet

Parent Representative

Hannah Kent

Parent Representative

Sarah McClelland

Parent Representative

Gihani Pitigala

Parent Representative

Alexa Rodney

Parent Representative

Natasha Rodrigues

Parent Representative

Kendra Wright

Parent Representative

Julie Wyand

Get involved

All parents are encouraged to attend Catholic School Council meetings. If you're not able to attend, you can still stay up-to-date on current school issues and events by subscribing to the following webpages on our school's website:

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