School Council/Home & School

School Council 
All schools in Ontario are mandated by the Ministry of Education to have an elected School Council,  an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of students. It is made up of an elected executive committee of parents plus staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the Principal, and a general membership which includes all parents of children attending the school. The Council advises the principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety and renovation plans.  For more information about school councils, click here

School Council Chairs:
Lisa Suutari
Robyn Israel


Home & School
Operating in conjunction with our School Council, Bessborough Home & School is a terrific community of parents who come together to make a difference in our children’s education and school community.  Fostering school and community spirit, we run parent and student social activities and fundraise, directing money by parent vote to school initiatives.  We welcome your involvement!  To see what’s happening in H&S, and to learn more, please visit our website: