Governing Board

The school governing board is a component of the education reform and came into being with the establishment of linguistic school boards in 1998. Comprised of an elected chair, vice-chair and secretary as well as parents, administrators, teachers, and student representatives, the governing board is a parent-school partnership that works towards the primary goal of making decisions that benefit our students. Every member has the same goal, which is to promote student success.

The governing board is not involved with the day-to-day running of the school, but works with the school principal in setting and implementing policy direction for programs and services that will meet the needs of the students and the community.

 

Governing Board Members

The term of office for parent representatives is two years, with half of the parent seats up for election each year. The term for non-parent representatives is one year. Parent representatives are elected at the general assembly of parents held annually in September. One parent representative is then also elected to the regional parents’ committee at the school board.

Name Constituency Term of Office Position
Paul Ettedgui High School Parent 2017-2019 Voting Member
Tom Katsouvlis High School Parent 2016-2018 Voting Member
Mark Ellenbogen Elementary Parent 2016-2018 Vice-Chair
Toby Moneit Elementary Parent 2017-2019 Voting Member
Eric Poole High School Parent 2016-2018 Chairman
Cyril Wani High School Parent 2016-2018 Treasurer
Gilian Ship Elementary Parent 2017-2019 Voting Member
Wendy Helfenbaum High School Parent 2017-2019 Voting Member
Chris Lagakos High School Teacher 2017-2018 Voting Member
Stella Halaris High School Teacher 2017-2018 Voting Member
Nathalie Malhame Elementary Teacher 2017-2018 Voting Member
Valerie Hatchwell High School Teacher 2017-2018 Voting Member
Megan Gaspar Elementary Teacher 2017-2018 Voting Member
Ahmad Farzana High School Student 2017-2018 Voting Member
Emily Levy Hich School Student 2017-2018 Voting Member
Nathalie Lacroix-Maillette School Principal   Non-Voting Member
Eugenia Carystios Elementary Vice-Principal   Non-Voting Member
Nathalie Cheff High School Vice-Principal   Non-Voting Member
Joseph Lalla Commissioner   Non-Voting Member

Monthly Meetings

While the Education Act requires a minimum of five meetings throughout the school year, the Royal Vale School Governing Board schedules a meeting each month of the school year with few exceptions. Meetings usually take place the third Monday or Tuesday of the month, at school, beginning at 7 p.m. Special meetings may be called if required.

Governing Board meetings are open to the school community; however observers do not take part in meetings, but are given an opportunity to ask questions during the question period. Items raised during question period can be taken under advisement with a response provided at a future meeting.

Date Time
October 23, 2017 7:00 p.m.
November 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.
December 18, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Date Time
January 22, 2018 7:00 p.m.
February 19, 2018 7:00 p.m.
March 19, 2018 7:00 p.m.
April 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.
May 28, 2018 7:00 p.m.
June 11, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Governing Board Documents

Meeting Minutes

November 2016

Uploaded: 2017-02-17

Meeting Minutes

October 2016

Uploaded: 2017-02-17

Meeting Minutes

September 2016

Uploaded: 2016-10-10

Meeting Minutes Archive

2015-2016 School Year

Uploaded: 2017-04-10

Meeting Minutes Archive

2014-2015 School Year

Uploaded: 2017-04-10

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