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School Council

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Every school has a school council—a group focused on helping all students succeed. 

Council Meetings via Zoom at 6:30 PM

All interested parents/guardians

are welcome to attend and participate in any meeting.

Council Email:  councilchairmar@scdsb.on.ca

(Email chair or Principal McNeice for link if interested in attending)


School councils are groups of parents, community representatives, teaching and non-teaching employees, students and the school principal. Through the active participation of parents, school councils work to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.

Support for school councils is provided by the Simcoe County District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee.


MEETING DATES AND INFORMATION FOR 2021-2022
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021
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​Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022​​​​
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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​Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Marchmont Council Members 2020-21

Chair: Vanessa Meyer

Secretary: Joanna Gray

Teacher Rep: Karin Penny Nie

Non Teaching Rep: Marg Perigo

Voting Members:

Sue Depiero, Sarah Fairchild, Joanna Grey, Sarah Hahn, Deb Howes, Melanie McLearon, Vanessa Meyer, Yvonne Bellekes

Why join us on school council?

Involvement in school council is a meaningful, hands-on way to have a direct, positive impact on your child’s educational experience. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the level of student achievement increases.

Parents/guardians of a student Marchmont Public School can vote in a school council election  by becoming a parent member of the school council by completing the nomination form and returning it to Marchmont at the end of September each school year.

Support for school councils is provided by the Simcoe County District School Board’s Parent Involv​ement Comm​ittee

The Role

  • focus on student learning and the best interest of all students,
  • provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance,
  • make recommendations to the school principal and the Board on any matter they see impacting accountability and academic excellence and;
  • serve as a communication and information channel between the school and community