Catholic School Council

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The St. Mark 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 as dance-athons and support of school sponsored initiatives such as family games night or mental health and wellness events.

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 12, 2017, 7 pm

Elections                 Minutes

September 18, 2017, 7 pm

Principal's Report     Minutes

October 16, 2017, 7 pm

Principal's Report     Minutes

November 20, 2017, 7 pm

Principal's Report     Minutes

February 20, 2018, 7 pm

Principal's Report     Minutes

April 16, 2018, 7 pm

Principal's Report     Minutes

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



Maria Clunis 

Vice Principal

Veronica Boyden


 Morgan Ste. Marie

Parish Representative

 Karen Wesener, Linda Dodson Trchala

Teacher Representative 

 Kim Watson

Non-Teaching Representative

 Sandra Torcoletti


 Karen Minacs

Parent Representative

 Stacey Sainte-Marie

Parent Representative

 Tamiko Pfeiffer 

Parent Representative

 Stephen Whitbread

Parent Representative

 Trevor Aitcheson

Parent Representative

 Sandra Jaworski

Parent Representative

 Anna-Lisa Athaide 

Parent Representative

 Gina Bruni

Parent Representative

 Stephanie Wood

Parent Representative

 Yolande Thompson

Parent Representative

 Paula Ambra

Parent Representative

 Mike Kozlakowski

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. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School: @StMark_DC
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC


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