Catholic School Council

Congratulations and welcome to our new and returning St. Brendan Catholic School Council (SBNCSC) Members.  Thank you for volunteering your time and talents.  Thank you for the honour of nominating me to Council Chair this 2023-2024 school year.

Council unites students, parents, staff, parish, and the community together in a safe and welcoming environment dedicated to ensuring student success and building school spirit.

We strive to be a guiding light in the community, enhancing our children’s educational opportunities in alignment within the school’s objectives and foundational values.  Our fundraising initiatives in the past provided our students with guest speakers, curriculum focused programs, and school activities/initiatives such as literacy, numeracy, technology, equity, and mental wellbeing.  Our goal this year is to continue this successful tradition.

We encourage all parents and guardians to attend Council meetings throughout the year.  Dates are listed on the school’s website.  Volunteers for our events and initiatives are always welcome.  No matter how much or how little you can volunteer, your efforts and presence are much appreciated.

SBNCSC is proud to support our students on their educational journey navigating excellence with spirit.  On behalf of Council, thank you for all your unwavering support.  We are looking forward to another wonderful year together.

Email us at anytime. Go Gryphons Go!

Karen Matthews, Chair 2023-24 SBNCSC


Catholic School Council Members


  •  Chair:  Karen Matthews
  •  Treasurer: Karen Mendonca
  •  Secretary: Ebj Ijeh

Ontario Association of Parents for Catholic Ed Representative: Karen Mendonca

Sub-Committee Chairs

  • Fundraising Representatives: Cathy Dumeviski, Jouanna Labib, Assunta Rende
  • Faith Representative:  Dana Arcinas
  • Grants: Christine Quinzon
  • Food Services: Michele Santos and Nadia Figuiredo
  • Communication & Systems Coordinator: Cathy Dumeviski
  • OAPCE: Maria Rosa Beninato, Christine Sidhom

Other Member(s)

  • Sonia Novello, Michelle Dizon, Jennifer Korovesi