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  • Dhuha Al-Sajee
  • David Penton


  • Denise Minardi

School Council email address:


Westdale School Council Bylaws:

Westdale School Council Bylaws adopted May 2019


School Council Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 School Council Meeting Minutes

School_Council_Letter_September_17 fillable form

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Every school in Ontario is required to have a School Council to work collaboratively with the principal to improve student achievement and to enhance accountability of the school with parents. Information about School Councils can be found here: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/council/guide.html

We welcome all parents/guardians who are willing to volunteer their time to participate on our School Council for the 2021-2022 school year. Typically, School Councils meet in person on a regular basis to discuss school-wide interests and to make recommendations to the principal, however, this year, due to Public Health considerations, meetings will be held virtually through MS Teams.

School Councils hold annual elections to identify voting members and various positions such as School Council Chair. Please note you do not have to be an elected member of School Council to attend meetings. All meetings are open to all parents/guardians of Westdale students that wish to attend.

To declare your interest to become an elected member on School Council, please email Ms. Nicosia in the main office at nnicosia@hwdsb.on.ca using the Nomination Form on the attached School Council Letter September 17 fillable form attached. You can also print the form, fill it out and email it if that works better for you.  All nomination forms must be received by Thursday September 30th at 2pm to be elected to Council. Our first meeting of this school year will be held virtually on Oct. 5th at 5 pm via MS Teams a meeting link will be shared with the community closer to the date however, you may also contact the school and provide an email to be added.


Emma Sharp, Current Chair & Joshua Connor, Principal


Provincially-mandated, School Council provides a forum through which parents can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.  School councils are able to make recommendations to the principal and school board on any matter.  Parent representatives on school council are voting members who:  participate on any committees established by school council, contribute to the discussions of the school council, solicit the views of other parents and members of the community to share, and observe the council’s code of ethics and established bylaws.

Membership of a school council (up to 12 members and a chair) changes from year to year and ideally reflects the diversity of the school community. Membership on the school council benefits the parent involved in a number of ways: being a partner in the education system whose views are valued, contributing to the shared goal of improving student achievement, having a vehicle through which to express opinions and being able to keep informed about what is happening at the school, board and provincial levels of education.

Please join us at the monthly school council meeting!

At each meeting, there are reports from the Principal and also from students representing the various councils and committees in the School, including Triune and the Athletic Council and the Music department.  Usually there is a brief presentation regarding a timely issue such as understanding the process whereby your child selects his or her classes for the upcoming year.  There is always time for parents’ questions. Participating on school council will be a rewarding experience for all those who value the opportunity to make a difference in their children’s education but also those who want to make positive improvements for all students of Westdale.

Westdale School Council Facebook Link

School Council Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 School Council Meeting Mintes


Updated on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
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