Catholic School Council Prayer

God, the source of every good gift
You have called us together as servants to do your will
Grant us the light of your Spirit
To guide us in our responsibilities as a School Council
May we work together in harmony for the common good
May we listen to one another in a spirit of genuine respect
May we encourage and reverence one another’s unique talents
May we use the gifts of the Spirit in creative Christian leadership
May we approach our decision making through discernment and prayer
May we respond effectively to the needs of the children in our care
God of Love
You give us the gifts of the Holy Spirit
For the common good
May your blessings radiate from us to others
In a new spirit of service
We ask this through Jesus Christ
The Light of the World


The St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC) is an advisory role for
parents and community members. It provides a forum for discussing ideas and opinions, to
assist the principal and where appropriate, school board trustees in their decision-making
on educational issues. Our Council is very involved in the life of our school and also assists
in fundraising and initiatives to help support student learning and experiences.

Objectives for school councils

• To place the overall interests of students first
• To advise the principal and where appropriate, the Board
• To help parents and partners share responsibility for student success
• To enhance parent, parish, and community involvement
• To promote effective relationships among home, school, parish, and community
• To provide a forum for discussions on school success
• To help parents, parish, and community members share their views
• To promote positive attitudes towards Catholic education