Forms & Correspondence
Catholic School Council
The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of most months at 7:00pm. During the COVID pandemic, meetings are via Google Meet. A Meet Link will be shared, with those who signed up, the day of the meeting.
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.
2021 - 2022 School Council members:
Chair: Doré Charbonneau
Vice-Chair: Lori Goodyear
Secretary: Ann-Marie Butt
Treasurer: Mahesh Thallapalli
CSPA rep: Jacqueline Mochai
Councillors: Christine Wallace, Kevin Waghorn, Trish Kirkpatrick
Principal: Jean-Paul Cloutier
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. Join us at our popular International Potluck during Education Week in May, and bring your favourite dish to share.
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.