Catholic School Council

Stand-up sign of graduate expectations beside a St. Matthew plaque.

The St. Matthew the Evangelist 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 milk days and dance-athons, and support of school sponsored initiatives such as mental health and wellness events.

Catholic School Council Summary 2015-2016

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place once a month in the school library at 7:00 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 21, 2016


October 26, 2016


December 7, 2016


February 8, 2017


April 5, 2017


June , 2017 TBD


Council Executive - 2016/17

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

Executive Member



L. O'Brien

Vice Principal

D. Hyles


R. LoPresti 


J. Dora-Spitale 

Recording Secretary

P. Bortoluzzi

Staff Representative

M. MacEachern

Parish Representative

J. McConachie

Volunteer Coordinator

S. LeBlanc

Volunteer Coordinator

D. Dean-Erredia

Council Member

J. Spitale

Council Member

J. Cortese

Council Member

J. Perrier

Council Member

M. Corona

Council Member

J. Banlaki

Council Member (Fundraising)

D. Melenchenko

Council Member (Fundraising)

N. Ruscica

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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