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.
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|
|Farzana Ahmad||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|
|Lionel Polger||Community Representative||Non-Voting Member|
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.
|October 23, 2017||7:00 p.m.|
|November 20, 2017||7:00 p.m.|
|December 18, 2017||7:00 p.m.|
|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.|
2015-2016 School Year
2014-2015 School Year