Regional Education Committee

  • Role of the Education Committee

  • The effectiveness of our school is strengthened by clergy and lay people working together with faith and commitment for the education of our young people. As parishioners of St. James and St. Ann’s, we are all called practice stewardship. For some of us that means being called to serve as members of the Education Committee at St. James & St. Ann’s School. By committing ourselves to this role, we accept the responsibilities of governance laid out by the C.I.S.V.A. We are committed to high standards as well as fostering education that develops Christian leaders, responsible citizens and life-long learners.

    The Education Committee represents the Board of Directors of the C.I.S.V.A. at the local level, it implements Archdiocesan policies, and it sets local school policies. The E.C. assists the Pastor and the Principal in the operation of the school as outlined in the C.I.S.V.A. Policy Manual. The Education Committee of St. James & St. Ann’s School is comprised of the Pastor (Archbishop’s Representative), and eight other members, four from St. James Parish and four from St. Ann’s Parish.

    All parents are welcome to attend Education Committee meetings, which are usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Meetings are open except for in-camera sessions. The required procedure for making a presentation at a meeting is to inform the Chairperson in writing seven days prior to the meeting.  Education Committee members can be easily contacted at any time through the School Office should you wish to do so.

    For more information, please consult or if you wish to talk with the Education Committee Chair via email address: 

  • Schedule of meetings

    This year’s meetings are scheduled for: August 28th, September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th, January 15th, February 19th, April 22nd, May 27th and June 17th.

  • Current Education Committee Members

    • Fr. William Ashley, Archbishop’s Representative
    • Chris McKinnon, Chairperson
    • Tasha Mijinke, Vice-Chairperson/Society Delegate
    • Marcus van Noort, Treasurer
    • Chris Andrew, Secretary
    • (vacant position), Fundraising
    • (vacant position), Maintenance
    • Hannah Traub, Parent Participation
    • Tina Girard, Community Relations
  • Minutes

    Please note that due to the fact that the monthly Education Committee Minutes must be passed at the following meeting, Minutes will be posted after the following month’s meeting. For example, the August EC Minutes will not be posted until after the September meeting.