School Council Members

Each new school year, a Catholic School Council is elected.  Our Council elections were on September 15, 2020. The following parents were elected for the 2019-20 School Year:


Chair:   Natalie Carbonette

Vice-Chair: Kelly Dean 

Treasurer:  Heather Wellon

CSPA Representative:  Eden Barry 

Secretary:  Amanda Williams

Parish Representative: Kristine Mulholland (St. Maurice and Saint John the Apostle)

Community Representative:  Emilene Ordeman

Teacher RepresentativeSonya Beerkens

Non-Teaching Representative:  Virgina Mielke

Members at LargeLyanne Fuller, Melanie Fournier-Dupuis



Council News & Information

The St. John XXIII School Council works in a variety of ways to build and maintain a positive relationship between home, school, parish and community.  We meet regularly to discuss and exchange ideas and to act as an advisory board to the principal. We plan a variety of fun events, and we also raise money to help fund key initiatives, based on the needs of the school community.  Some of our projects and achievements include:

  • Special Lunch Days (Pizza, Subs) 

  • Annual Yearbooks

  • Fall Fling Dance-A-Thon

  • End-of-year BBQ

  • Books for the Learning Commons

  • Buses for field trips

  • Flexible seating/furniture for the classrooms

  • Indoor and outdoor sports equipment

  • Math manipulatives and robotics

  • Outdoor log seating

We are always looking for new members and volunteers!  Please share your perspective and join us!



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.


Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA)


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.



Stay Connected!

The first step in being involved in your child’s school is to stay connected with your School Council! We would greatly appreciate your support and involvement:
  • Online: We will use this web site to share general council information, including our membership, meeting schedule and minutes.

  • Social media: Please follow our new Facebook Group called St. John XXIII School Council (Nepean) for information on Council events, projects and volunteer opportunities. Invite other parents to join too!

  • Email: Contact us any time with your suggestions, feedback and questions:  sjxxiiiparentcouncil@gmail.com

  • In person: Join us at one of our regular meetings, volunteer some of your time at one of our events, or feel free to stop and chat if you see us around the school or in the community.
We look forward to connecting with you!


Council Meeting Information

Regular St. John XXIII School Council Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month throughout the school year. Meetings start at 6:30 pm via google meet. All parents/guardians are welcome - we value your input.

  • October 1st, 2020

  • November 12, 2020

  • January 14, 2021

  • February 11, 2021

  • April 8, 2021

  • May 13, 2021

  • June 10, 2021