Forms & Correspondence
Catholic School Council
2022-2023 School Council members:
Chair: Adrienne O'Reilly
Vice-Chair: Carolyn Entwistle
Secretary: Helen Svoboda Dorner
Treasurer: John Svab
CSPA rep: Sabina Giuseppin
St. Andrew’s Parish Representative Jennifer Harris
Members at Large:
The St. Joseph Catholic School Council can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Parent Volunteers Needed
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!
Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2022-2023
The school council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Meetings will be held in the Learning Commons. All parents and guardians are welcome.
Monday, September 19
Monday, November 21
Monday, February 6
Monday, March 6
Monday, April 3
Monday, May 1
Monday, June 5
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.