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2022-2023 St. Mary Catholic School Council

St. Mary Catholic School Council 2022-2023

The St. Mary Catholic School Council provides the structure that enables parents, staff, principal, students, community and parish members to come together to review and address the education of the children of the St. Mary community in the context of our Roman Catholic values. The St. Mary Catholic School Council is a dedicated and vibrant group comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and community representatives.

The members of the 2022-2023 St. Mary Catholic School Council are:
Liz Pietrzak and Donna Faria-Sienna – Co-Chairs
Jeff Heyd and Eric Gilmore- Secretary and alternate
Izabela Wiater-Protas - Treasurer
Olya Disyak-Chan – Parent Member
Crystal Elliott – Parent Member
Simon Ferrazzi – Parent Member
Eric Gilmore- Parent Member
Colleen Stewart – Parent Member
Carla D’Elia– Principal
Lisa Gambale -Teacher Representative
Olivia Tryburski (or designate)- Student Council President (or Student Council Representative)

The Catholic School Council meets monthly (see schedule of meetings). We welcome all parents to participate in our meetings and learn more about St. Mary Catholic Secondary School community and how you can stay informed and engaged. About St. Mary Catholic School Council:
The purpose of St. Mary Catholic School Council is, through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents and to promote the mission of Catholic education within the school community. St. Mary Catholic School Council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to the principal and to the board. The St. Mary Catholic School Council shall reinforce, through recommendations and their own activities, the concept of the school as one of the institutions which convey and express the life of the Church. With the broader Church community, the school shares responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of students as part of its educational task. The role of the St. Mary Catholic School Council is advisory. It shall provide ideas and opinions to assist the principal and, where appropriate, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board in decision-making on educational issues. The advice shall be based on accepted Catholic principles, the general views of the school community and the best interest of all students throughout the school.

Catholic School Council Meeting Dates 2022-2023

St. Mary CSC Meeting dates 2022-2023

All meetings will take place at 7:00 p.m.

In-person meetings will take place in the St. Mary conference room.

Tues, Oct 11th, 2022- IN PERSON
Tues, Nov 8th, 2022- TEAMS
Tues, Dec 13th, 2022 - IN PERSON (6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting TIME ADJUSTMENT then offsite for Christmas gathering)
Tues, Feb 7th, 2023- TEAMS
Tues, April 18th, 2023-IN PERSON
Tues, June 6th, 2023 – IN PERSON

TEAMS meeting link for meetings conducted via TEAMS:

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Catholic School Council Nomination Form

Catholic School Council Nomination Form - see attached PDF file