Our School Council

The council is comprised of volunteer parents who wish to participate in the development of the school community.

Chair - Charlene Knight
Vice Chair - Adrienne O'Reilly-Angus
Treasurer - John Svab
Secretary - Pierrette Lawson
Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA)  Representative - Traci Clarke
St. Andrew’s Parish Representative - Jennifer Harris

Contact Information:
The St. Joseph Catholic School Council can be contacted by email at stjoes.councilinfo@gmail.com 

School Council News

Welcome to the St-Joseph Catholic High School Council Web Page

The purpose of this web page is to connect with parents and provide valuable information in regards to the school community as it relates to the Council responsibilities.


Partnership between school, home, community and parish, to provide ideas and opinions to assist the principal and when appropriate Board and Trustees on educational issues, to enhance learning environment and emphasize Catholic education.


The school council is always in need of parent volunteers to assist in events like the Jag Jog and the Grade 12 Graduation. If you can help, please contact any of the members of the school council. We welcome the assistance in making these events memorable and fun for our students!

Useful Links For Parents
Internet Safety
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education School Councils
Work Smart Ontario (Information for parents about the law and safety for young workers)
Public Services Health & Safety Association of Ontario

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.

Learn more about OCSB's PIC on the PIC page of the Board website.

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
 is a volunteer group representing the parents in our school board. We are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through our website, Twitter, and email newsletters we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario; plus we share great tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join our e-mail list, follow us on Twitter or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Visit the CSPA website to learn more about CSPA and the work we do to support parents and their children in our schools.

School Council Meetings

The school council meets once/month on Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons. Everyone is welcome.


For the foreseeable future, the St. Joseph Catholic School Council will be meeting virtually through Google Meets. 

All parents and guardians are welcome to join us on:

October 5, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 2, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 1, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 1, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 5, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 3, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 7, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm