Parish Education Committee

Parish Education Committee

Message from the PEC Chair

Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.

My name is Maili Wong, and I serve as the Chair of the Parish Education Committee (PEC), a board of volunteers authorized by the Archdiocese to act as the governing body that oversees the day-to-day operations of the school, in accordance with the CISVA Board’s regulations. The PEC makes decisions and sets policies with respect to the budget, operational, and financial management and maintenance of OLPH School.

The PEC recognizes that the physical, emotional, moral, and spiritual dimensions of human development stem from a personal synthesis of faith and life in each student. Thus, rooted in excellence in Catholic values, we aim to promote the development of the whole child to his or her potential, so they may become responsible leaders and citizens, and life-long learners.

We view the parish as a family of families, as one community. Through the school, the parish supports parents in their role as the primary educators of their children, especially in the transmission of the faith. As well, through the school, parents and children are linked to the wider community of the parish.

The PEC and I welcome and encourage parents of Our Lady’s School to be actively involved in their children’s school through participation in councils, activities, committees, and regular collaboration with school staff, which enriches both the parish community and their children’s experience overall. Our PEC meetings are held monthly, and parents are welcome to attend.

My husband and I have two children at OLPH School, and we are grateful to be part of this wonderful community. If you would like to know more about the Parish Education Committee or have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Maili Wong

The Parish Education Committee establishes OLPH School’s operating budget and oversees maintenance and daily operations, including the hiring of school staff. The Committee’s decisions adhere to policies and regulations as set out by the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese.

PEC Members for Our Lady of Perpetual Help School:

Pastor: Father Babu Mathew C.Ss.R.
Chairperson: Maili Wong
Vice-Chairperson: Patrick Burkart
Treasurer: Phil Leong

Fundraising: Janine Mendes
Parent Participation: Sarah Guizzo
Maintenance: Fred Tewfik
Delegate to CISVA: Jutta Zeisler
Human Resources: Kate Nemeth