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Meetings begin at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise stated -

all are welcome to attend.



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

School Council Elections


School Council Voting will be held in the Main Office on Tuesday, October 2nd,

starting from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.  School Council Elections will be held during the School Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm)


MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019


Tuesday, October 2, 2018



Thursday, November 22, 2018



Thursday, January 17, 2019



**Thursday, Feb 21, 2019**

has been re-scheduled to


Thursday, February 28, 2019



Thursday, April 11, 2019



Thursday, May 30, 2019





will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 7:30am to 6:30 pm



We look forward to meeting you!






to this year's School Council Committee


The members for the 2018-2019 School Council Committee are:


Sumiya Aamir

Sabina Alam

Amit Ambegoankar

Humaira Bashir

Ali Jamal Kidwai

Fouzia Khokhar

Shailesh Patel

Saira Qureshi-Wennekers



The 2018-2019 School Council Executive is:


Sabina Alam (Co-chair)

Fouzia Khokhar (Co-chair)

Shailesh Patel (Treasurer)

Saira Qureshi-Wennekers (Secretary)


Thank you to everyone who came out to vote!

























REVISED 2018-10-02


Please note that two nominees have been added to the the nominee list

and should be in consideration when selecting your votes.


Sumiya Aamir

I want to be on the school council because I want to be engaged in the education process both at school and at home.  It's important for me to be able to give back to the community and by being on the school council I would be able to make SLSS a better place for students.


Sabina Alam

Parent of three children who attended SLSS and two are already graduated from SLSS attending U of T youngest is attending.  Time is running fast with more than two decades of volunteering in the school system always realized how important is to be involved in your child's school.  For past many years in SLSS Parent Council as an executive and also involved in many other non-profit organization in Churchill Meadows neighbourhood; to contribute my efforts, time to ensure that we achieve our goals of strong partnership with youth and others.


Amit Ambegaonkar

I am parent of Sanjana in Grade 10 and award-winning author of the book "Your Profound Success".  I would like this opportunity to be on the Council to contribute towards massive growth and developement of children in high school as I am well aware of what it takes to make them happy and drive them towards achieving their goals.  I have been blessed by having very close association of some of the tope most though leaders in the world and would like to share my wisdom and share my ideas with the school parents to make it truly worthwhile for the students time in school for their overall growth: mindset and personal development.


I strongly believe that armed with these tools will make the biggest impact for the children to progress in life and whatever route they choose in their career.


Sadia Azhar

I like to be a part of council to help in identifying student professional growth and how they can manage their life after studies.  Students need proper guidance.


Humaira Bashir

I have been an active parent member of school council for the last 13 years.  I have wide experience of volunteering in Peel Region.  I have a MA and PHd in education, with over 20 years experience in field of education and social service.


Ali Jamal Kidwai

I believe that it is important for parents to be more activity and effectively involved in their child's learning.  Through the council, I can work in partnership with the school to enhance their learning, voice my opinion and offer solutions within the available resources.


Fouzia Khokhar

I want to get involved and serve to my best to the school its objectives of this year.  I have been on parent council earlier in a Hamilton board school.


Jyotika Lalwani

I am currently working as an Associate Director, at MUFG Investor Services, with a background in accounting. I am a proud parent of grade 12 and grade 10 students at SLSS and have been actively involved as a volunteer at the SLSS school council for past few years and was a co-chair last year. I have also been part of parent council at Ruth Thompson Middle school for past few years. I also serve as a Executive director and Treasurer at Churchill Meadows Residence association (CMRA). I truly believe the parents who are involved in their child's school and their community makes a big difference for all students.


Tahir Iqbal Malik

In this role, I am excited and looking forward to work with other council members for the achievement of high expectation related to student success, equal opportunities for all the students to reach their potential.


Saira Qureshi-Wennkers

My name is Saira and I have 3 children at SLSS in grades 9, 10 & 12 respectively.  I also have 2 at OPPS.  This year I am very eager to help at SLSS Parent School Council!  I have a lot of school council experience and volunteer all the time.  Also, school/student relationships are a huge priority for me.  We must advocate, help and guide our children by any means including parent involvement.  I am here to help, complete and follow through with student left as they make it through to post-secondary.  The best thing I can do is set an example and how that together we can all be the best that we can be!


Shailesh Patel

I would like to get actively engaged in organizing the events in the school to help student and parents past two years of experience as school council member with SLSS has been enriching and I would like to utilize that to help the school as well as local community to meet the need of the children for their overall development.


Sadaf Wasim

As it educational and youth Community Event consultant, I would like to be part of SLSS School Council again.  With 8 years of experience in PDSB as Parent Council chair in elementary schools.  I would like to continue serve the community again, with your vote, together all succeed.  Success = SLSS Staff + Student + Families.  Thanks for your continuous support.













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Congratulations to the newly elected members for the SLSS Parent Council for 2017-2018:


The council members are:


Khelood Abdalla

Sabina Alam

Tasneem Ahmed

Humaira Bashir

Jason Chen

Jyotika Lalwani

Kamran Malik

Shailesh Patel



The SLSS Parent Council Executive for 2017-2018 will be:


Co-chair:  Tasneem Ahmed

Co-Chair: Jyotika Lalwani

Treasurer: Sabina Alam

Secretary:  Jason Chen




A special thank you to those parents who came out to vote and to those who attended the School Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote!




 Mark Your Calendar and join us on February 18th!













The Stephen Lewis Secondary School Council proudly presents:


High School and Beyond:

How to Help Your Teen Succeed!



Join us on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 for this informative and interactive evening. We will open with a moderated panel discussion that will give parents valuable insight into the post secondary experience. The panel will include local college and university instructors, as well as, former SLSS students and their parents. This event will also feature four workshops - Student Assessment, The Benefit of Volunteering,  Scholarship Canada and  My Blueprint - designed to give parents practical strategies to help their teen succeed not only in high school, but with post secondary pathways as well. Parents will have the opportunity to attend two of these workshops. Doors open at 6:00pm for workshop registration and refreshments. Coffee, tea, pizza, samosas and dessert will be served. Space may be limited and registrations will be on a first- come first- served basis.        


The Stephen Lewis Secondary School Council would like to thank the following for their generous contributions in support of this event: Panago Pizza, Starbucks, ICNA Sisters Canada and Ward 10 Councillor, Sue McFadden.


Do you have a question for the Post Secondary Panel? Please submit questions to by February 12th.


Date & Time: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015  -  6:00pm to 9:00pm


Location: Stephen Lewis Secondary School: 3675 Thomas Street - (905)363-0289






2014-2015 SLSS School Council



Co-chairs:  David Velocci & Sabina Alam

Secretary:  Colleen Ramalheiro

Treasurer:  Shazia Aman



Mahmoud Abdelmegid                         Humaira Bashir

Tasneem Ahmed                                    Seema Hanif





SLSS School Council Meetings


MEETINGS FOR 2014-2015


All meetings are held in the Student Services office, beginning 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.



Thursday, September 25, 2014




Thursday, October 16, 2014

First School Council Meeting of the Year


school council meeting minutes_Oct 16th 2014.pdf


Thursday, December 4, 2014


school council meeting minutes_Dec 4th 2014.pdf


Thursday, February 19, 2015


school council meeting minutes_Feb 19th 2015.pdf


Thursday, May 14, 2015


Meeting Minutes


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Working Meeting


Meeting Minutes





Previous Meetings 2013-2014


All meetings are held in the office conference room, beginning 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.


Thursday, September 26, 2013




Thursday, December 12, 2013

 AGENDA           MINUTES 



Thursday, January 23, 2014

 AGENDA            MINUTES


Sub-Committees List 2013-2014



Thursday, February 20, 2014 - NEW TIME -- Meeting will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 AGENDA                  MINUTES 


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Meeting will start at 6:00 pm

 AGENDA                        MINUTES


Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Meeting to start at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm





Each Peel board school has a school council—a group focused on helping students succeed.

Councils offer advice to the school principal on a number of topics. In Peel, most of the work of councils focuses on three main areas: school community communication strategies, ways of responding to parents and the community and school code of behaviour. School councils include parents, school staff, community representatives and, in some cases, students.

We welcome and encourage the participation of parents and community members in our schools, and on councils.

Everything you need to know about school councils includes information on the role of council, the term of office for elected positions and more. You can also find out more in Your School Council Guide — a one-stop shop for school council members in Peel. Visit the School Council section of the Peel board website for more information.

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