Forms, Resources & Correspondence
Monthly Faith Buddy Days
Each month, our school focuses on one Faith objective or Gospel Value. A primary class partners with a junior class to explore this Gospel Value, to promote a school-wide culture of collaboration, to create inquiry-based faith experiences, and to promote a growth mindset.
Gospel Value - "Community". Students answer the question, "How do I promote safety and respect in the classroom and on the school yard?"
Gospel Value - "Dignity of Persons". Students answer the questions, "How do I include others? How do I make them feel welcome?"
Gospel Value - "Peace". Students answer the questions, "What does peace feel like? How are we peacemakers?"
Gospel Value - "Hope". Students answer the question, "How do we inspire others to do their best to achieve their goals or dreams?"
Gospel Value - "Justice". Students answer the question, "How do we demonstrate fairness?"
Gospel Value - "Love". Students answer the question, "Who am I grateful for in my life?"
Gospel Value - "Faith". Students answer the questions, "How do I actively participate in prayer? Do I treat others as Jesus taught us to do?"
Gospel Value - "Care for God's Creation". Students answer the questions, "How do we demonstrate care for the environment? How do we accept all people as thy are a child of God? What makes us unique?"
Gospel Value - "Excellence". Students answer the questions, "How do we give generously to those in need?How do I demonstrate responsibility, initiative, and a commitment to learning? Do I take on a leadership role?"
Catholic School Council
The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:
Meetings are held virtually from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.
2022 - 2023 School Council members:
Chairperson - Lauren Kendall-Golabek
Co-Chair - Nathalie Desjardins
Treasurer - Luisa Martinez
Secretary - Kim Lariviere
CSPA Rep - Ernestina Francois
Parish Rep - unfilled
Social Media Rep - Sharon Chothia
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: 2022 - 2023
3rd Wednesday of each month @18:00 -19:00. Meetings will be hosted via virtual platform until determined otherwise
September 28 - Elections
December (Christmas social - no official meeting)
March 22 - No meeting
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.