John Cabot Catholic School Council invites all parents to attend and participate in the life of our school.
Catholic School Council - Meeting Dates
Monday, June 12, 2023
All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room.
John Cabot Catholic School Council 2022-2023
Please welcome our 2022-2023 Catholic School Council Members:
Chair - Elizabeth McGee
Secetary - Cindy Flandes
Treasurer - Vesna Gandin
Parish Representative - Sue Borges and Joanne Cicheti
Community Representative - Diane Kowalski
OAPCE Representative - Mark Gandin
Council Member - Reem Abu Rous
Council Member - Vijay Brahmbhatt
Principal - Michael O'Grady
Vice Principal - Mary Cutrara
Non-teaching Representative - Doreen Giansante
Teacher Representative - James Vitale
School Chaplain - Carolyn Esvelt
Student Representative - Hashem Althaher
School councils play a vital role in the education system in Ontario. They provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.
In 2000-2001, the Ontario government took significant steps to ensure that parents, through their school councils, would have greater influence in their children’s education. Regulations were created that confirm the advisory role of school councils and clearly state that their purpose is to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.
School councils are now able to make recommendations to their principals and school boards on any matter. Principals and school boards, in turn, must consult with school councils on a variety of matters that affect student learning. They must also consider recommendations made by school councils and report back to the councils on how they plan to act.
For more information about school councils, download Get Involved in your local Catholic School Council or visit Central Committee for Catholic School Councils (CCCSC).