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Board Memo: New Fernbank Catholic Elementary School (2023) - Proposed Attendance Boundary Consultation Report

Google Form: Feedback and Comment Form

The OCSB consultation process typically involves a Public Meeting to be held at a school in the community to receive input regarding the proposal. Unfortunately, given the timing of the process and restrictions around public gatherings, an in-person meeting will likely not be able to occur. We are instead working on a plan for a virtual Public Meeting, and will update you as soon as possible with information that you can provide to your school community, including a date and time.

Catholic School Council

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

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Meetings are held via Google Meet link. See school calendar for dates and times.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:

Co-Chairs : Ashley Wagner, Holly Fortier

Treasurers: Sinead Peter, Yvonne Siu

Secretaries: Rebecca Cameron

CSPA Rep: open

Food Coordinator: (on hold 2020-21)

Parish Rep: open

Parent Reps: Yemi Agboola, Loni Kelly, Kelly Villeneuve, Tina Ziten, Kelly Ray, Laura McIntyre, Angela Stelle,

Teacher Rep: Ronalda McKenna

Principal: Julie Hanna

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: 2021-22

Nov. 2021 Agenda

Sept 2021 Agenda

Sept 2021 Minutes

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.