Catholic School Council

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The St. Josephine Bakhita 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 lunch days and dance-athons and support of school sponsored initiatives.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 20, 2018


Parent Council Positions



Nomination form - Catholic

Nomination form - Non-Catholic 

 November 22, 2018


 February 21, 2019


 April 25, 2019


 June 6, 2019

 End of year Social

Council Executive - 2018/19

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

Executive Member



 Jennifer Harvey


 Jovie Cajindos


 Colleen Pawelek


 Rita Spezialer-Nacci

Teacher Representative

 Brenda McGinnis

Teacher Representative

 Tracy Brown

Parish Representative

 Mignonne Dalmaridis

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:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

  • St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School: @StJBakhita
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

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