School Advisory Council

Established during the 2011-12 school year, the School Advisory Council is a group of parents selected by the President and Principals to serve in an advisory capacity to them on matters concerning the school. The Council does not have any decision-making authority, but their role in advising the President and Principals is important in informing the decisions they make.

Parents interested in being a part of the School Advisory Council are encouraged to read the By-laws and Code of Ethics (linked to below) governing it to find out full details of how the group functions. All prospective members must submit an application to be considered for the Council. Members are chosen so that both Divisions are equally represented on the Council. The application process generally takes place over the summer with the details of the process being communicated to parents via the Red & White parent email newsletter.

The community is invited to communicate with the Council through the Communications Office:


School Advisory Council Documents

School Advisory Council Membership Application

The application process for the 2017-18 School Advisory Council will be open between July 7 and August 18. 
For questions about the application process, please contact


This document outlines the purpose, expectations and general operations of the School Advisory Council.

Code of Ethics

This document delineates the principles of conduct which members of the School Advisory Council agree to follow. 

Activity Summaries

Here are summaries from each year of the Council of the topics addressed during that school year.


2016-17 Yearend Activity Summary


2015-16 Yearend Activity Summary 

2014-15 Yearend Activity Summary 

2013-14 Yearend Activity Summary 

2012-13 Yearend Activity Summary 

2011-12 Yearend Activity Summary

School Advisory Council Members

The following people will continue as members of the School Advisory Council for the 2017-18 school year. They are listed along with their their student affiliation(s).

  • Suzanne Belibi (GD '19)
  • Eric Brown (BD '16, GD '18, hopeful GD '23)
  • Amy DeColibus (BD '17, BD '19)
  • Tara Joseph-Labrie (GD '13, BD '20) - Vice Chair
  • Lucy O'Shaughnessy (GD '14, GD '19, GD '19) - Liaison to the Student Life Committee
  • Julia Walsh (BD '19, BD '19, BD '20) - Secretary
  • Thomas Wheeler (BD '18) - Chair
  • Marc Zarlengo '96 (BD '19, hopeful GD '21, hopeful GD '31)
  • Patrick Zoellner '79 (BD '16, BD '19, BD '19)

Our thanks to Jane Clawson, Lori Finch, Lisa Goodwin, Maureen Hayes, Anni Thrasher and Patrick von Tscharner who completed their terms as members of the School Advisory Council with the end of the 2016-17 school year.

School Advisory Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally held monthly from September until May in the Houlihan Conference Room in the Girls Division. The meeting schedule for 2017-18 will be determined in August.