Forms, Correspondence & Resources
Catholic School Council
The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:
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.
You can reach our School Council by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For fundraising information please email us at email@example.com
2022 - 2023 School Council members:
Chair: Danielle McNeil-Taylor
Vice-Chair: Sabine Runciman
Secretary: Shuchi Bhardwaj
Treasurer: Tina LaPolice
CSPA Rep: Jennifer de Sa
Fundraising & Events: Shannon Reidel
Parent Rep: Kelly Hill
Communications Coordinator: Arnold Baptista
Food Program Coordinator:
Teacher Reps: Katherine Laushway and Colleen Chisholm-Bennet
Budget & Planning
Fundraising & Special Events
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:
September 2021 Meeting Minutes
NOTE: Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted as links above, as they become available.
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.