Catholic School Council

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-a-thons and support of school sponsored initiatives such as mental health and wellness events.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place virtually from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 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:

  • Tuesday, October 26th,    Tuesday, November 30th
  • Tuesday, February 15th,   Tuesday, May 17th


Council Executive 

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year which was on September 28th.   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.




Sarah Dowling

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

Meghan Campbell


Kelly Don Paul


Natasha Headland

Teacher Representative

Paula Cara

Non- Teacher Representative

Jamie Atkinson / Stacey Andary

Parish Priest

Father Joseph Singh

Parish Representative

 Noah Aquino

Parent Representative

Fazena Mapp-Campbell

Parent Representative

Gihani Pitigala

Parent Representative

Alexa Rodney

Parent Representative

Kendra Wright

Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


Parent Representative


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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