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Purpose of the School Council

School Council's are mandated under the Education Act.  Like other school councils, the Oakville Trafalgar School Council advises the principal and, where appropriate, the school board on issues affecting the education programs and the operation of the school. The Council’s role, in collaboration with the principal, staff and community, is to provide input and advice with regard to school goals and to enhance learning opportunities, through various activities, for the benefit of all students in the school.

The membership reflects both the school and the community and includes parents and guardians of students, the principal, a teacher, a student representative (secondary school councils), a non-teaching school staff member as well as members from the community at large. Parents and guardians make up the majority of council members.

For more information, please visit the HDSB School Council website, link to the OTHS Constitution and Bylaws or HDSB's School Council Quick Guide.

Joining School Council

The election of members for School Council is held at the Annual General Meeting each year in September.  We encourage parents of students presently enrolled at OTHS, and especially those who are new to the school, to attend the meeting and consider joining Council. We are a friendly group of people working towards the common goal of ensuring that OTHS provides the best educational opportunity for our children.

School Council Awards

School Council awards a number of awards to outstanding students at the Commencement Ceremony each year. In recent years there have been four awards for $500 each. 

The recipients of these awards are chosen by the school awards committee. To receive the award a student must demonstrate support for various learning opportunities through artistic, technical or athletic endeavours. The candidates will not be candidates for other awards and must be performing at their best.

The criteria for these awards are purposely left broad to allow the award committee the flexibility to recognize deserving students that would not otherwise be recognized. Furthermore, limited criteria prevents the need to exclude any particular student(s). 

Contact Us

To contact the School Council please call or stop by the school office. They will be able to pass on phone and email contact information.

2016-17 Council Members


Rob Best (Chair)
Tina MacCormac (Co-Chair)  
Marie Day (Treasurer)
Roberta Veitch / Lil Mortensen / Chris Reidy (Secretaries)


Issac Ali
Olaf Alksnis
Darlene Burnham
Margaret Finlay-Watzeck
Paul Gambell
Penny Headrick
Carolyn Holmes
Sandra Hurl-Smith
Ren Jiangang
Sarita Kaunds
Nicola McLoughlin
May Meng
Suzann Paterson
Tina Tang
Uzma Turan
Anette Winslow
Lan Yan
Sylvia Zhang

Student Council Representatives

Justine Jasnich
Callum Sheedy
Matthew Shimoda
Victoria Winslow

Staff Representatives

Rose Brooks (non-teaching)
Susan Miles (teaching)


Meena Sahi

Vice Principals

Andrea Dailey
Shawn McRae


Ann Harvey Hope

2016-17 School Council Meetings

All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

 in the OTHS Staff Lounge

School Council Information Night
 September 22, 2016

Meeting Dates for 2016-2017 School Year
(Generally the second Thursday of the month)

October 13, 2016

November 10, 2016

December 8, 2016

January 12, 2017

February 9, 2017

March - no meeting

April 20, 2017

May 11, 2017

June 8, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. - Longo's

Meeting Minutes

  • Sept 2017 Council Minutes.pdf   750k - Oct 19, 2017, 5:33 AM by Andrew Bigham (v1)
  • June 2017 Council Minutes.pdf   601k - Sep 22, 2017, 12:32 PM by Andrew Bigham (v1)
  • May2017CouncilMinutes.pdf   803k - Jun 12, 2017, 7:15 AM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
  • Jan 2017 Council Minutes.pdf   558k - Feb 9, 2017, 5:36 PM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
  • Dec 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   545k - Jan 23, 2017, 7:10 AM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
  • Nov 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   333k - Dec 18, 2016, 7:56 AM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
  • Oct 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   475k - Nov 16, 2016, 8:39 AM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
  • Sept 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   268k - Oct 14, 2016, 8:52 AM by Oakville Trafalgar (v1)
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