The St. Ann’s Academy School Council was formed in January 2002 when the school came under the mandate of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Kamloops Diocese (CISKD). The parents elected to the Council at the Annual General Meeting are listed below, noting the Parish they represent on our council.

School Council meetings are typically held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the SAA Meeting Room. If parents or staff would like to add an item to the agenda, it must be submitted to the School Council chair, a minimum, of one week prior to the meeting. Items may be submitted via email to or in writing to the attention of St. Ann’s Academy School Council Chair, 205 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2S7.



staff member imageReverend Father Derrick Cameron
Bishop’s Representative
Sacred Heart Cathedral
 no-iconMrs. April Johnson
Sacred Heart Cathedral.
 Christopher SavageMr. Chris Savage – Sacred Heart Cathedral
Greg SykesMr. Greg Sykes
OLPH Parish
Mrs. Jeanne Vos – Holy Family Parish

Jeanne has been involved some way or another in St. Ann’s Academy since the fall of 1980 (before most of you were born). Her two children and four grandchildren have attended St. Ann’s in the past. She still maintains an interest in St Ann’s as she believes in our Catholic faith and being taught by the influence of Catholic’s gives a better start when in the work world. She worked in finance, banking and until recently was a Kamloops Realtor for 28 years. She is now retired, and has all her children and 9 grandchildren living in Kamloops. St. Ann’s and Holy Family Parish have given her a great sense of belonging. No matter where she goes, someone knows her.


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Steve FrithMr. Steve Frith

Sacred Heart CathedralSteve has served as a School Council member at St. Ann’s since his middle child entered into Kindergarten and is now in Grade 6.  His wife Cheryl has served as an elementary school teacher in three different schools in the Kamloops Diocese.  Together they have three children who attend the school, a son who has special needs and two younger daughters.  Steve works for a professional service firm and has interests in organizational health, leadership development, faith formation and building cultures of virtue.  He likes warm days with cool breezes and enjoys seeing smiles on peoples’ faces.

 no-iconMr. Thomas Bennett – Holy Family Parish

Thomas has been a member of school council since the fall of 2016, but has a much longer history and connection with the school and parishes of Kamloops.  His family moved to Kamloops in the early 1980’s so he could attend St. Ann’s Academy and both he and wife Evelyn are proud to be SAA Alumni.  They have two daughters that have grown up in the school from pre-school onward, one recently graduated and one in the high school.  Thomas works for a major forestry company in the field of computer mapping and information systems.  When he is not found behind a keyboard and mouse he likes to get outside as much as possible on the dirt or snow.

One of the objectives of the Council, as outlined in our manual, is “to foster the full Christian education and development of our children within the framework of a Catholic environment and philosophy, and to encourage the development of true Catholic values as outlined in the Philosophy Statement of Education of Catholic Schools.” (July 1994)


SAA Council minutes – August 2018

SAA School Council Minutes – September 2018