Local School Council

The School Council was established to foster the moral and educational development of our children within the framework of a Catholic environment and philosophy. Council furthers the knowledge and appreciation within the local community of the goals established by the Board of Directors. Council’s mandate is to foster effective relationships between all members of the school staff, families of the school community, parish, and the Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Victoria. Council reflects the unique character of St. Patrick’s School community and advises the Board of local issues and concerns. Members of the school council are elected to participate in decision-making for a three year term.

Areas of Council Responsibility:


Establishing a mission statement, a strategic plan and annual plans which meet the current and future needs of the school

Policy Formulation/Enactment

Giving general direction for administrative action on local issues (cf C.I.S. Policy Manual).


Developing plans and means to finance ongoing educational programs including input in setting tuition. Developing and monitoring the annual budget.

Selection/Appointment of School Staff

Participating in the selection and appointment of new staff to the school in accordance with policies of the Board of Directors.

Public Relations and marketing

Affecting positive communications with all members of the school community. Supporting the school with marketing plans and action.

Buildings and Grounds

Developing a plan for ongoing maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment. Responding to recommendations concerning future expansion or emergency situations.

Parish Liaison

Fostering the link between school and parish. Ensuring our vision that school and parish are partners with parents, who are the prime educators of our children.

Parent Auxiliary Liaison

Representing council at parent auxiliary meetings. Bringing forth concerns and fundraising requests. Aiding Council when approving disbursement of funds raised.

Local School Council 2015-2016

Siobhan Gramlich -  Chairperson  email

Kat Bussanich - Human Resources/Marketing & Communication

Rob Cvitanovic

Carmen Gress 

Andree Lambert-Dubois

Tanya Leduc

Kate Ryan-Lloyd - Policy/Planning

Euan Skinner 

Kristine Votova


Local School Council Minutes by School Year

      •  Please go to Forms & Documents to view Local School Council Minutes

When I came to St. Patrick's I was a very shy girl; it was difficult for me to leave my mother’s safe and loving arms. St. Patrick's, especially the teachers, helped me with this. Now that I’m in grade seven I look back and realize there was never once that I felt ignored or uncared for. I will never forget St. Patrick's and what it did for me.
Olivia Student
At St. Patrick’s we’ve always been encouraged to participate in school sports and clubs. It is a loving place where we are all accepted for who we are. Leaving the St. Patrick’s community is going to be very hard. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and hopefully you will too!
Sophie Student
St. Patrick’s School has opened my mind to learn new things and to meet new people. St. Patrick’s is like family; all the people have great spirit and all the teachers are like second parents. The teachers are so understanding that I feel confident asking a question if I don’t understand something. My relationship with God has become stronger since the first day I came to St. Patrick’s.
Rayna Student