School Council Members

Our Goals

Our primary objective is to maintain and promote a positive, healthy and safe Catholic environment in which our children will learn, grow and play.

Our goal is to enhance the life and activities of students in partnership with the school staff. Your involvement in school council will enrich you and your child's school experience and as we draw upon other community resources, we extend the possibilities for our students. Any time or expertise you can lend is greatly appreciated!

School Council Membership
Membership on the school council is open to all parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school, community representatives, the school principal, teachers and administrative and support staff. The composition of the school council should reflect the diversity of the community it serves. Executive members of the council are elected annually by their peers and consist of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

2018-2019 School Council

Chair: Dana Rose

Vice Chair: Christine Shier

Treasurer: Gordon Fitzpatrick

Secretary: Paula Wilson

Parish Rep: Joanne Cheng

CSPA Rep: Nubia Cabezas

Community Rep: 

Council News & Information

St. John the Apostle Parent Lending Library

A Catholic School Council Initiative

The Parent Lending Library consists of books and videos on a variety of subjects important to families of elementary school children. Each of the resources may be borrowed for a period of three weeks. The hope of the Catholic School Council is that these books become a valuable resource for families in our school.

The Catholic School Council of St John the Apostle collected the books and videos. Some were purchased with money from grants, others with money collected from our fundraising activities.

These resources were chosen after consultation with parents, teachers and specialists from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. The lending library will continue to grow as money becomes available and donations of books are made.

Please take the time to browse through the books and videos in our library. We encourage you to sign out any that interest you. If you have any suggestions regarding books or videos that might be a good addition to our collection, please send in a note addressed to the Catholic School Council and we will add the titles to our list.

Thank you,

Your St. John the Apostle Catholic School Council


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.

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.

Council Meeting Information

School Council Meeting Minutes