Forms, Correspondence & Resources

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Meetings are held at 7:00 pm the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and are currently being held virtually. Meeting links will be sent via School Messenger.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

Contact us:

You can reach our School Council by email at

For fundraising information please email us at

2022 - 2023 School Council members:

Chair: Danielle McNeil-Taylor

Vice-Chair: Sabine Runciman

Secretary: Shuchi Bhardwaj


CSPA Rep: Shannon Reidel

Fundraising & Events: Shannon Reidel

Parish Rep: Linda Lawrenz

Parent Rep: Kelly Hill

Communications Coordinator: Arnold Baptista

Food Program Coordinator:

Teacher Reps: Katherine Laushway and Colleen Chisholm-Bennet

Council Committees:

  • Communications

  • Budget & Planning

  • Fundraising & Special Events

  • Food Programs

  • Outdoor Classroom Project

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!

Meeting Dates & Minutes:

Generic Agenda

September 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022 Meeting Minutes

December 2021 Meeting Minutes

November 2021 Meeting Minutes

September 2021 Meeting Minutes

NOTE: Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted as links above, as they become available.

Archived Minutes 2020-2021

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.