Our School Council
The Notre Dame Catholic School Council works in many ways to support our students, parents and staff. The members of the 2016-2017 school council are listed below.
Chair- Michael Miles
Vice Chair- Susie deKemp
Treasurer- Loretta Limburg
Fundraising Coordinator- Dominic McAlea
Secretary- Catherine Lawrence
OCSPA Rep- Sandra Megaffin
Uniform Representative - Nancy Corcoran
Teacher Representative: Ben Hiscock
Teacher Representative : Rick Ronberg
Student Representative: Nelson Mandera
Principal: Michael Curry
Member- at-large: Linda Potvin
Member- at-large: Juris Zdanovskis
Member- at-large: Cheryl Mulvihill
We welcome your questions, comments, or suggestions. You can contact the Notre Dame HS School Council via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Council News
We are a volunteer group of parents, community members, teachers and school administrators who work to make Notre Dame High School a welcoming, supportive and caring environment for our children to learn and grow. We invite all parents and guardians to join us!
At our meetings we learn from the Principal and teachers about the curriculum and programs at the school, as well as developments at the Ottawa Catholic School Board and at the Ontario Ministry of Education. We also hear from Student Council about all their exciting - and creative - initiatives to help maintain a high level of school spirit. The parishes that make up the Notre Dame family of schools and our local community representative helps us keep abreast of local issues and developments. We discuss all these issues and offer input from the parents' point of view.
Through our fundraising we help to support student-oriented activities and facilities for the school, such as awards, library supplies and student teams and trips. We host at least two large activities for the school community each year. Our November workshop with Dr. Karyn Gordon was a smash hit! Join us at our popular International Potluck during Education Week in May, and bring your favourite dish to share.
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.
School Council Meetings
The Notre Dame School Council meets from September to May at 7:00 pm in the school library and everyone is welcome to attend and share opinions and ideas. We would love to see you there!
Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year are
September 20, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 6, 2016
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 11, 2017
NOTE: Meeting minutes will be posted as links above, as they become available.