Catholic School Council

Exterior of the school

The St. Marguerite d'Youville 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 andd support of school sponsored initiatives such as family game night or mental health and wellness events.

Meeting Dates

Our 2016 - 2017 Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday nights. 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 19, 2016


October 17, 2016


November 21, 2016


January 16, 2017


February 13, 2017


April 10, 2017


May 15, 2017


June 12, 2017


Council Executive - 2015/16

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. Email us your ideas at

Executive Member



Diana Assenza 


Jon Clancy


Julie Juhasz


Ludmila Schenflede/ Kristine Marcotte

Parish  Representative

Jackie Flynn

O.A.P.C.E Affiliate

Ingrid Nekkers

Teaching Staff Representative

Diana Gardner/ Deborah Wilson

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. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School: @smddurham
  • Durham Catholic District School Boardd: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

Contact Us

Latest Tweets