Parents

Forms & Correspondence

Catholic School Council

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

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

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 to attend and join - we value your input.

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.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:


Chair: Natalie Carbonette


Vice-Chair: Kelly Dean


Treasurer: Heather Wellon


CSPA Rep: Eden Barry


Secretary: Amanda Williams


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


Community Rep: Emilene Ordeman


Teacher Rep: Sonya Beerkens


Non-Teaching Rep: Virgina Mielke


Members at Large: Lyanne Fuller, Melanie Fournier-Dupuis


Principal: Alison Hicks

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.