Catholic School Council
The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:
Meetings are held - third Thursday
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.
School Council Communication Tools:
2023 - 2024 School Council members:
Chair: Claudia Wilson
Vice Chair: Upasan Bhatt Arora
Secretary: Pam Christison
Treasurer: Crystal Thorburn
CSPA rep: Charmy Modi
Parish rep: Mandisa Peterson
Community rep: Dionne Matear
Principal: Shelly Lyonnais
Staff rep: Cathy MacNeil
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!
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.