Governing Board

A school's Governing Board is a body established according to the Education Act. It is composed of the principal, vice-principals, parents, teachers, and representatives of non-teaching professionals and support staff, as well as community representatives. All decisions made by the governing board must be in the interest of the school. the students, the parents the school staff and the community. All committee members work in partnership to ensure that every student receives the best possible learning opportunity.

The Governing Board at Laval Junior Academy is comprised of:

  • 8  Parents (Voting)
  • 8  Staff (Voting)
  • Principal and Vice-Principals (Non-Voting )
  • 2  Members from the Community (Non-Voting)
  • There may also be up to 2 substitute parent members who may be called upon to replace regular parent members who are absent from meetings of the governing board.

​Parent members are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held at the school prior to September 30 of each school year.

Topics that the Governing Board will address typically include:

  • School’s educational project
  • Standards and procedures for student evaluation
  • Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Plan
  • Services provided by the school, e.g.:
    • Cafeteria
    • Rental and use of premises
  • Activities such as fundraisers, extracurricular activities, and field trips
  • Allocation of any funds raised through a school activity
  • Curriculum - Subject time allocation
  • School’s annual budget

Members 2020-2021

Parent Representatives

 Jimmy Abraham  Chairperson  
 Giuseppe (Pino) Alberga  Vice-Chairperson / Treasurer  

Effie Kontakos 

 Secretary / Alternate Parent Delegate to the SWLSB Parents Committee

 Evan Goudis  Parent Delegate to the SWLSB Parents Committee  
 Theresa Andrusko    
 Alexandra Antonopoulos    
 Laura Whittebol    
 Polizoi Christodoulakis    
 Angela Lucia  Substitute Member  


Student Representatives (non-voting)



Community Representatives (non-voting)

Helen Morrison


Teacher Representatives

 Valerio Gazzola
 Kellie George-Bernard
 Maria Tsakris
 Maria Katiforis
 Nathalie Potier
 vacant spot


Support Staff Represntative

 Betty Aliftiras  Student Supervisor


Professional Staff Representative

 Dominic Di Stefano  Spiritual Animator



 Eric Ruggi  Principal
 Alexandra Petrella   Vice Principal - Sec. 1
 Melissa Rioux  Vice Principal - Sec. 2


Meeting Dates

Governing Board meetings were held via Zoom for the 2020-21 year.


Meeting Dates 2021-22

Dates to come