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School Council

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this year's School Council.

Principal: Jen Clevette                                    

The principal works closely with the School Council to ensure the needs of the school are met for the betterment of the school.

Chair:  Candace Stirrett

The Chair shall be responsible for planning the agenda for meetings, facilitating the meetings, acting as spokesperson for the council, and generally supervising the council

Vice Chair: Rachel Kenney

The Vice Chair shall assist the chair with duties as assigned and, in the absence of the chair, assume the duties of the Chair.

Secretary: Alison Bergsma                 

The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping accurate minutes and records of the meetings, taking care of all correspondence and communication, and keeping an accurate list of names and addresses of the council members.

Grade Reps: The Grade Reps shall actively seek to understand the views of those constituents who elected them and:

  • Communicate the views of the parents of their grade to School Council.
  • Communicate, on a regular basis, the activities of the School Council to the parents of their grade.
  • Aid the Chair and undertake any tasks assigned by the Chair or the School Council, and
  • Assist in any committee assigned by the School Council.


ECS Reps: Cindy Ewert

Grade 1 Rep: Jessica Smith

Grade 2 Rep: Rachel Kenney

Grade 3 Rep: Allison Dembicki

Grade 4 Rep: Brandi Reeve

Grade 5 Rep: Lesley Clifford

Grade 6 Reps: Alison Bergsma

Grade 7 Rep: Carolyn Johnson

Grade 8 Rep:  Jen Gitzel                                            

Community Representative:  Erin LaFond

The Community Representative shall act as liaisons with the wider community.

PWA Parent Liaison: Carolyn Johnson

The PWA Parent Liaison acts as liaison between Peace Wapiti Academy School Council and Harry Balfour School Council

Participarent Liaison: Rebecca Valin 

The Participarent Rep acts as liaison between Participarent group and Harry Balfour School Council with matters of common interest

PWSD Trustee:  Stephanie Clarke                                   

Trustee acts as a liaison between the PWSD board and the School Council.

If you have ideas, questions, comments or concerns that you would like to have presented at a School Council meeting, please do not hesitate to contact one of your Grade Reps. School Council meetings are open to all parents, guardians and teachers. Meeting dates are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 in the science lab (with the exception of December and June when there are no meetings).   Everyone is encouraged to attend.