School Council Members

Our mission is to promote Catholic Education by fostering a partnership between the school, parish, family, community and the Catholic School Board. We provide advice to the principal, the Board and the Trustees to enhance the learning environment. Our primary objective is to provide opportunities for parents and guardians of children attending the school to become involved in the provision of quality education for their children.

  SCHOOL COUNCIL 2020-2021 


Chair    Sarah Girimonte

Vice-Chair  Kate Ledgerwood

Treasurer   Jennifer Ferrone

Vice-Treasurer    Jackie Nelson

CSPA Representative    Andrew Cornell
Secretary  Sandra Gambarotto

Parish Representative

Additional Voting Members (for 2020-2021)
Matthew Hardy
Matthew Alexander
Christine Glover
Jacqueline Forges
Patricia Belby-Plain
Tracy Deernsted


Non-Teacher Representatives
Kelly Cockwell/Susan Conway

Teacher Representative:
Kevin DiFiore
Sandra Ieradi

Principal      Greg Rusch

Council News & Information

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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

Our St. Patrick School Council usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm Virtually.


All parents are invited to attend.

Our next council meeting will be held:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
      Virtually at 6:30 p.m.

Council Minutes

All are welcome to attend!  Next Council meetings are tentatively scheduled for:  
November 18, January 6, February 17, 
March 31, May 12 and June 16, 2021