School Council

School councils are structured groups of parents, principals, teachers, secondary students, and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning. They provide a method for members of the school community to consult with and offer advice to the principal and the school board. (Please note – this does NOT refer to groups that are registered with Alberta Corporate Registries as associations, councils or societies - incorporated under the Societies Act, eg. Fundraising Associations) 

Parents play a vital role in student success and can participate in decisions that impact student learning through school council. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council, parents are actively contributing to school community and school district success.

The Government of Alberta recognizes the value of parents and the community in the education of children, and by law requires school councils in every school operated by a school board in Alberta.

Established school councils:

  • focus on what is best for all students in the school
  • consider the interests of all school stakeholders
  • develop, maintain and reflect the culture of the school 
  • represent the parent voice in the school community 

All parents/guardians of students attending Christina Gordon are full voting members of the School Council and are encouraged to attend meetings.

The 2021/22 School Council Executive is:

Chair: Kashlea Budgell

Vice Chair: Amanda Hawkins

Secretary: Charlotte Van Driesten

Communications: Lacey Bowie

Member(s) at Large: Ian Barr; Vish & Arash Khaira; Barbara Ann Rex

Fundraising Association Rep: Barbara Ann Rex

Inclusive Subcommittee Rep: Karla Power

Teacher Rep: Jillaine Proudfoot

The Annual General Meeting of School Council will take place Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Inclusion Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of School Council that meets monthly to help address the needs of all students, especially those with learning challenges.  For more information, please contact the committee chair Karla Power at


October 2021 Inclusion Meeting Minutes

January 2022 Inclusion Meeting Minutes

February 2022 Inclusion Meeting Minutes

March 2022 Inclusion Meeting Minutes

April 2022 Inclusion Meeting Minutes


May 2022 Inclusion Meeting Minutes


The next Inclusion Advisory Committee meeting will take place in the fall of 2022. Contact Chair Karla Power for more information.