Our School Council


The purpose of the School Council (SC) is to strengthen and enhance our students' educational experience through example, faith and communication. The SC is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:
  • Parents/guardians 
  • Teaching Staff 
  • Community Representatives
The members of the 2016 - 2017 School Council are:

Chair
- Sherisse Al Sabeh (chair@StPats-council.ca)
Vice-Chair
- Dayna Helmer (vice-chair@StPats-council.ca)
Secretary
- Dayna Helmer (secretary@StPats-council.ca)
Treasurer
- Vacant Position (treasurer@StPats-council.ca)
CSPA Rep
- Sherisse Al Sabeh (CSPA-rep@StPats-council.ca)
Parent Rep
- Lisa Wilson (parent-rep@StPats-council.ca)
Principal
- Brid McDonald (brid.mcdonald@ocsb.ca)
















School Council News


Greetings From The St. Patrick's High School Council

Members of the School Council work together to:
  • bring together the resources of family, Parish, School, community and Board to support a high quality education system 
  • provide information and gather feedback both to and from parents and the School Principal and to post the minutes and discussions on the website 
  • promote Christian values and to support the right of every Student to learn 
  • become more knowledgeable of and promote the Catholic School System in Ontario 
  • work with local government, politicians, trustees and education authorities to share information of interest to the school community in accordance with the Ontario Regulation 612/00 on School Councils

Members of the Catholic School Council provide input and advice to the Principal of St Patrick’s 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! 



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


Catholic School Council (CSC) Meetings are held approximately once a month (see the meeting dates listed below). 

Meetings start at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room located behind the main office of St. Patrick's High School. 

All parents/guardians are welcome - we value your input. 

2016 - 2017

Meeting Dates
- September 19, 2016
- October 4, 2016
- November 1, 2016  
- February 7, 2016 - cancelled
- March 6, 2017
- April 4, 2017
- May 30, 2017

Minutes 


2015 - 2016