School Council 

Any questions or communications to the OTHS School Council should be directed to the Council via e-mail at School Council thanks you. 

School Council 

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.

School Council Constitution

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). 

Principal Profile

A Principal Profile is completed and reviewed on an annual basis in consultation with the School Council and Principal.  It allows the school community to reflect on the school’s goals, vision and/or mission as well as the leadership characteristics in a Principal believed to be required to achieve these goals.  This document is used by the Board when making principal transfers and placements.

2023-2024 school Council 


School Council Executive


Cindy Durham 

Scott Miller


Zarrin Ghaemi 


Gertrude Vanderpol-Lim  


Election will take place on September 28th, 2023 to determine the 2023-2024 School Council Executive.

2023-2024 - Nominee Information



All parents and guardians are welcome to be a Member at large.

Staff Representatives

Wendy Malloch


Christy Peterson

Vice Principals

Tanya MacLean

Sharon Lauzon


Tanya Rocha

School Council Information Night with Election 

September 28th, 2023

All meetings begin at 

7:00 p.m. 

Meeting Dates for 

2023-2024 School Year

September 28th, 2023 - Agenda

Dates coming soon.....

Meeting Minutes from 

2022-2023 School Year

June 1, 2023


Ontario Ministry of Education: School Council - A Guide for Members

Halton District School Board - School Councils

Communication with Superintendent Newton