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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Student Senators Elect the 2019-2020 HCDSB Student Trustees!
​From lef​t to right: Dylex Suan, Malika Bhambra, & Davin Caratao

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Student Senate of the Halton Catholic District School Board held its annual Student Trustee elections at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Oakville.

Each secondary school submitted the name of a candidate who demonstrated a strong commitment to their faith, as well as extensive involvement in their school, parish and community. 

All candidates were provided with an opportunity to articulate their interest in representing students on the Halton Catholic District School Board, and responded to questions from Student Senators and the current Student Trustees. Following interviews, the Student Senate voted through a secret ballot.


Meet the 2019-2020 Student Trustees!

Dylex Suan (Burlington Student Trustee), Davin Caratao (North Halton Student Trustee) and Malika Bhambra (Oakville Student Trustee), were elected for the 2019-2020 term of office.


Dylex Suan is a Grade 11 Honour Roll student at Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School. He is the Interact Club Rotary International Co-Chair and a member of the Concert Pit and Jazz Bands. Dylex is also a pianist at his local church, St. Paul the Apostle Parish.


Davin Caratao is a Grade 11 Honour Roll student at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School. He is an active member of the Student Council, Link Crew, Model UN and the DECA Club. Davin and his family are members of the Holy Rosary Parish community.


Malika Bhambra is a Grade 11 Honour Roll student at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secoondary School​. She is a member of the debate team, mock trial and DECA Club at her school, and an active player on her field hockey and soccer teams. Malika and her family are members of the St. Matthew Parish community.

Quick Facts:

  • The term of office for the above noted Student Trustees is for the 2019-2020 school year. 
  • During their tenure, Student Trustees are afforded the same privileges as Trustees to participate at meetings of the Board, and at meetings of Committees of the Board. 
  • Student Trustees may exercise a non-binding vote at Board Meetings and may be present at in-camera sessions of the Board.

The Education Quality Improvement Act, 1997 (formerly Bill 160) represents the interests of pupils on school boards. Learn more about the role of Student Trustees and the Student Senate on the Board’s website at:​


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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