Catholic School Council

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

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Please feel free to email the School Council directly to volunteer or with any other inquires:

St. Andrew School Council Constitution

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the learning commons. All parents are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

Elections for School Council will be held at the first meeting in September. Minutes and financial statements from previous School Council meetings are available for viewing in the learning commons.

2021-2022 School Council members:

Chair: Karen Hennessey

Secretary: Kimmie Tang

Treasurer: Brandy Aubin

CSPA Rep: Sabrina Valentine

Communications: Nora Smith

Parish Rep: Jocelyn Absi

Members at Large: Julia RC, Alicia D, Jocelyn A, Victoria C, Meagan D, Davina M,

Teacher Rep: Ms. Shelton, Mrs. Villeneuve

Principal: Julie Fortier

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: 2021-2022











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.