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Welcome to our School Council page for Balaclava School!  We thank you for your interest.

The purpose of the Balaclava School Council is to improve student learning and achievement through the active participation of parents and guardians who come together to shape our children’s experience at school.

It is a place to learn about what is happening in our school community as it relates to our children’s education. It is also a way for parents and guardians to voice their opinions, and to be heard and understood regarding Balaclava School and School Board matters. 

We come together to brainstorm ways to keep our children learning in a caring, safe, and fun environment; to make sure every child feels inspired, included, capable, and proud.  As parents and care givers, we need to advocate for what we feel is important to our children and their education.  Together, with school staff, we strive to be positive leaders and make Balaclava School the best place to learn.

Feel free to attend one of our meetings or assume a position on Balaclava School Council, the door is always open. We meet once monthly or bi-monthly and we are trying virtual daytime meetings this year if that works best for the membership.  Dates are posted on this webpage to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.  Minutes are posted here also if you cannot join us in person but would like to stay informed.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss at a future meeting, please feel free to reach out anytime via email ([email protected]).
Should you have any concerns specific to your child/ren please reach out to Mrs. Keery Bishop at 905-659-3396.

School Council Members for 2023 – 2024:

Chair – Jacky Small

Members: Erin Bell, Erin Duncan, Amber Vandenbroek, Charmaine Williams

Teacher Rep: Lesley Ardron, Shannon Cassidy, Michelle Moase (rotating)

Principal: Kristi Keery Bishop

2023 – 2024 School Council Meetings

Nov 28 2023 School Council minutes

Oct 12 2023 School Council minutes

Jan 30 2024 School Council minutes


2022  – 2023 School Council Meetings

June 6th, 2023 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

March 28th, 2023 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes (1)

January 31st, 2023 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes (2)

November 29th, 2022 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes (1)

September 20th, 2022 -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 School Council Meetings

October 5th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

December 7th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes (2)

February 8th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

April 12th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes Updated

June 7th -Balaclava School Council Meeting Minutes

School Council ByLaws: 2017-18 Balaclava School Council ByLaws 
Minutes are approved at the following Council Meeting and posted on this page.
Updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.
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