Catholic School Council

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The Father Joseph Venini 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 milk days and dance-athons and support school sponsored initiatives.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place in the school library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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 27, 2016


October 25, 2016


November 29, 2016


January 31, 2017


April 25, 2017


May 30, 2017


Council Executive - 2015/16

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



 Anna Camazzola


 Shelley Pacheco


 Kelli Braund

Teaching Representative

Mrs. Patti Muir 

Non-Teaching Representative

Ms. Sarah English 

YMCA Supervisor

Cassie Watts

Parent Representative

Zenaida Travis 

Parent Representative

Tina Thiessen

Parent Representative

Charna Kozole 

Parent Representative

Lyndsay Musclow 

Parent Representative

Elise Chilvers 

Parent Representative

Shannon Cavanaugh

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:

  • Father Joseph Venini Catholic School: @FJVenini 
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

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