Forms, Resources & Correspondence

Catholic School Council

Join the School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Want to become more involved in your children's school? Why not attend the School Council meetings? During these meetings, upcoming fundraising efforts are discussed, as well as other School Council initiatives. As our Principal and Teacher representative also attend these meetings, attending School Council Meetings provides insight into additional initiatives taking place at the school. in the Learning Commons the first Tuesday of every month.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month in the Learning Commons starting at 6:30. You do not have to be a voting member to have a voice or to see what's happening, so please join us - we value your input.

School Council Bylaws

For more information on St. Cecilia Catholic School Council, please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

To contact School Council, please email


Pizza Day on "Snow Day" is always moved to the next REGULAR school day. Note: Missed lunches cannot be kept for the next day nor will money be refunded. Pizza lunches on "Snow Days" will be MOVED to the next school day.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:

Co-Chairs - Estelle Mendonca

Secretary - Robin Ramrup

Co-Treasurers - Giedre Bubeleviciene & Niamh Ryan

Community Reps

CSPA Rep - Julie Bowman

Gardens & Greening - Brandy McDevitt

Fundraising - Seeking Volunteers

Communications - Fernanda Correa Branco

Milk & Pizza - Andy Nera & Tahlia McBane

Volunteer Coordinator - Rebecca Gilbert

Parish Rep - Seeking Volunteer

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.