Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School

Catholic School Council

“It is within the family where children are raised and formed as human beings. The parental role in this human formation is governed by love, a love which places itself “at the service of children to draw forth from them  the best that is in them” and which “finds its fullest expression precisely in the task of educating.” (Compendium, No. 239)  The family is the “first school.”

-Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church

Saint Francis enjoys the benefits of a committed group of students, parents, teachers and support staff who participate on School Council. Participating on Saint Francis’ Catholic School Council allows you to be a part of the everyday process of your child’s education. Our Council meets five times during the school year to discuss a spectrum of information and concerns related to student, school success and NCDSB policy. Your participation is encouraged and welcomed.

Current Representatives

  • Dr. Sarah Danial – Chairperson
  • Jim Whittard – Principal
  • Tony DellaVentura – Vice-Principal
  • Trish Casburn – Staff Representative (Teaching)
  • Kathryn O’Reilly- Staff Representative (Non-teaching)
  • Father Richard Kowalchuk – Parish Representative
  • Maya Setrak/Steven Bebawy – Student Representatives
  • Jeremy A Harb – Parent Representative
  • Nayri Betook – Parent Representative
  • Maria Brgan – Parent Representative
  • Patricia Casburn – Parent Representative
  • Nicole Coffer – Parent Representative
  • Diana Continenza – Parent Representative
  • Indira D’Arrigo – Parent Representative
  • Claudia Feijo – Parent Representative
  • Fernando Goncalves Franco de Oliveira – Parent Representative
  • Lynsey Gregoire – Parent Representative
  • Haidy Kirollos – Parent Representative
  • Hanan Meshriki – Parent Representative
  • Reinaldo Moneiro – Parent Representative
  • Nick Pennelli – Parent Representative
  • Karen Petrovsky – Parent Representative
  • Angela Watt – Parent Representative
  • Roncia Zinati – Parent Representative
  • Danuela Freel – Parent Representative
  • Sabina Nesbit – Parent Representative

Meeting dates for 2020-2021

All meetings  start at 6:30 pm. Our inaugural meeting will be held in our Phoenix Athletic Centre in order to ensure social distancing and provide a safe meeting space for our uncertain numbers. Please stay tuned for location of regular meetings so we may choose the safest seating capacity.