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Catholic School Council


The Catholic School Council is an advisory body. The advice provided by the Council shall be in keeping with the mission statement of the Board and the School. This advice shall be supportive and in concurrence with the distinctive character, philosophy and goals of Catholic Education and respective of the Faith and Traditions of the Catholic Church.

Parents/guardians form the majority of the council. Other members include a community representative, parish priest, a student representative, a teacher who has been elected by teachers, a non-teaching staff member who has been elected by non-teaching staff, and the Principal. Any parent who wishes to be a member of the Catholic School Council is encouraged to self-nominate for a position.

The Catholic School Council meets on the dates listed below at 6:00 pm.

Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Meeting & Elections
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Monday, December 18, 2017
  • Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Monday, June 18, 2018

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Catholic School Council

The Holy Cross Catholic School Council meets regularly throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month. Our inaugural yearly meeting takes place at the meeting in October. Elections are held for executive positions at this time. Parents are always welcome to attend to receive information regarding school events and Niagara Catholic District School Board endeavours. Parents are a critical voice in student engagement and school improvement. Please join us at any upcoming meetings.


Cathy Buis Chairperson
Denice Robertson Secretary and Treasurer - Principal
John Belcastro Administrative Representative
Ryan Burns Student Representative
Elizabeth Thomson Teaching Staff Representative
Jo anne Vinc Non-Teaching Staff Representative
  Community Representative
  Parish Representative
Kate Hingston Member
Rebecca Nicholson Member
Amanda Rappitt Member
Nancy vanderZalm Member
Andrea Walker Member


Self Nomination Form - Download PDF  - Please note that you are able to fill in this form online and email back to Holy Cross.