School Council

IMPORTANT: Click to download the Parent Rep Nomination Form for the 2018-2019 School Year

Community Representative Needed!

On October 24th, we held our first school council meeting.  We will be posting the minutes of our last meeting below under school info after our next meeting which will take place November 28th at 5:15 pm.

We have a community representative position vacant on our school council. A community representative must be a member of the community and can be a parent of a child in the school. Community representatives are appointed by school council members. A community representative brings an additional perspective to council decisions. As a member of the school council, the community representative: expresses the viewpoint of the community they represent; communicates the activities of the council to stakeholders; works collectively towards the common goal of improving teaching, learning and student achievement; participates in the school development process with other stakeholders; and, participates in and is prepared for council meetings and discussions.

If you or someone you know is interested please email

How does the Octagon Pond Elementary School Council work?

The Octagon Pond Elementary School Council operates under the guidelines of the Eastern School District.  The purpose of the School Council is to develop, encourage, and promote policies, practices and activities which will enhance the quality of school programs and the level of student achievement in the school.

The School Council meets regularly engaging in a number of valuable initiatives on behalf of the school. 

The School Council has been a positive force in bringing school, parents, and the community together for a common purpose.  We look forward to the continued support and leadership of the School Council in years to come.

There are usually 8 meetings scheduled per year and are held at the school.  All regular school council meetings are open to the public.  Check your child's monthly calendar for the date and time each month.  Should you wish to have an issue considered by the school council please contact any of the council members.

The following link will provide you with the School Council Handbook. This handbook is a resource outlining the purpose and function of a school council.

School Council Members

Parent Representatives
School Council Chair Michelle Comerford
Parent Representative Nadine McEvoy
Parent Representative Christy Haggerty
Teacher Representatives
Assistant Principal (Interim) Jennifer Vokey-Tobin
Grade 2 EFI Emily Squires
Community Representatives
Town of Paradise Paul Dinn
School Principal
Principal Kirk Smith

School Council Minutes

September 2018


Archived School Council Minutes

2015-2016 School Council Minutes