Catholic School Council

Framed photo of Monsignor Philip Coffey.

The Monsignor Philip Coffey Catholic School Council is an advisory group made up of parents and staff. The council is a vital part of our school community. The purpose of a Catholic School Council, through the active participation of parents, is to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education process to parents.

Our Catholic School Council provides advice and support to the principal, and where appropriate, to senior administrative staff and the Board of Trustees on education matters. The advice should reflect the views of the school community.

Our Contributions

Over the years, our Catholic School Council has been involved in many activities, including fundraising events such as milk days and dance-athons, and support of school sponsored initiatives such as mental health and wellness events.

Meeting Dates

Our Catholic School Council meetings take place once a month in the school library. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly Council meetings and bring agenda items forward for discussion. The meeting dates for the current school year are:

Meeting Dates


September 17, 2018


October 15, 2018


November 12, 2018


December 17, 2018


January 14, 2019


February 11, 2019


March 25, 2019


April 15, 2019


May 13, 2019


June 17, 2019


Council Executive - 2018/2019

Elections for the Parent Council Executive take place at the first meeting of the school year. Nomination forms can be downloaded here. We are proud to announce this year's Executive team.

Executive Member



Sarah Dowling 

Vice Principal

Stephanie Hardy


Kim Kehoe


Michelle Iacono

Teacher Representative


Parent Representative

 Sue Pereira

Get involved

All parents are encouraged to attend Catholic School Council meetings. If you're not able to attend, you can still stay up-to-date on current school issues and events by subscribing to the following webpages on our school's website:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

  • Monsignor Philip Coffey Catholic School: @MsgrPCoffey
  • Durham Catholic District School Board: @DurhamCatholic
  • Durham Catholic Parent Involvement Committee: @DCPIC

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