Objectives for school councils

  • to place the overall interests of students first
  • to advise the principal and where appropriate, the Board
  • to help all parents and partners share responsibility for student success
  • to enhance parent, parish, and community involvement
  • to promote effective relationships among home, school, parish, and community
  • to provide a forum for discussions on school success
  • to help parents, parish, and community members share their views
  • to promote positive attitudes towards Catholic education

Characteristics of Effective School Councils

  • focus on student learning and the best interests of all students are actively involved in setting school priorities for improving student achievement
  • promote meaningful parental, parish, and community involvement and actively seek the views of their school communities
  • have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities
  • include members who represent the diverse views of their school communities
  • keep well informed about school and board policies and procedures
  • have clear and consistent processes for decision making
  • communicate with the community about their activities
  • maintain high ethical standards
  • have members who have developed mutual trust and respect for one another


Co-Chairs: Shannon Margetts and Sabrina Henhoeffer
Treasurers: Jill Palmer and Amanda Eagle
Secretary: Shannon Pfohl
Teachers – Heather Jarvis and Caroline Sottile
Principal – Richard Setler

Missi O’Shaughnessy (Milk and Hot Lunch Program)


All Meetings are held at Holy Family Catholic School, in the Library Commons.  All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.