School Council

School councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child's education. Our school has an elected school council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of students. The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school. The school council advises the principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals. For more information about school councils, click here

Message from your NEW PARENT COUNCIL!

List of the New Council can be found below.  Please check out our website regularly for updates and information (e.g. calendar of events, fundraisers and information from our Principal)

For your reference, if you are making payment for school trips or Parent Council events – the following payment system will be used.Use the TDSB’s School Cash Online system.Go to

Dunlace Parent Council


Name 2018/2019


Farah Merchant

Kate Maw

Vice Chair

 Jennifer Wong

Past Chair

Dev Benham


Betsy Melendez/Roger Affonso


Amanda Cepler

Special Events Chair

Jennifer Wong/ Tracy Winter / Margaret Hickey

Fun Fair Chair

 Loveleen Thind

Fun Fair Fundraising Chair

Veruska Mano

Pizza Lunch Chair

 Parsi Mina

Extra-Curricular Chair

Carolina Erskine

IT Chair

Liza Culligan

Grad 5 Co Chairs

Amanda Cepler, Rebecca Shen & Jolanta Vashilho

Cdn Parents for French Rep

 Elaine Sun

Constitution & Bylaws Chair

Julie McAlpine Jeffries

Safety Patrollers Chair

Margaret Hickey

The School Council functions in an advisory capacity to help the administration and staff deliver a top-level education program. The School Council informs parents of school issues, raises money to support school programs, organizes information meetings, and implements many programs and activities that benefit the students. Regular meetings of the Council are held at the school and all parents in the Dunlace community are encouraged and welcome to attend.They are held in the school library and babysitting is provided.

List of meeting dates can be found in the School Calendar tab here on this website.

ACTION REQUIRED: Please update your profile on the Dunlace webpage, this is required by all families. There is a link at the bottom of this email, to update grade(s) of your child(ren),or new families to our community please sign up to receive information.

We are in full swing, planning events.These events allow us to fundraise money to help enrich the programing our children receive at Dunlace Public School.

Parent involvement is key to the success of our children and our school events.Please come out and get involved.We are looking for parents, ideas and suggestions.Please feel free to contact the council on how to get involved, share ideas or questions.

Farah Merchant & Kate Maw