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 

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 26, 2017 @ 6:30 in the library


October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 in the library


November 21, 2017 @ 6:30 in the library


January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 in the library


February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 in the library


April 24 , 2018 @ 6:30 in the library


May 22, 2018 @ 6:30 in the library


July 4, 2018

Allocation of Funds

Council Executive - 2017/18

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. Sarna

Vice Principal

D. Hyles


J. Dora-Spitale 


J. Cortese 

Recording Secretary

P. Bortoluzzi

Staff Representative

M. MacEachern & L. Davis

Parish Representative

J. McConachie

Volunteer Coordinator

D. Melnechenko

Volunteer Coordinator

D. Dean-Erredia

Council Member


Council Member

R. LoPresti 

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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