School Council Members

St. Mary School Council Executive, 2020-2021 

St. Mary Catholic School Council would like to extend a warm welcome to all students and families returning to St. Mary for another exciting, fun filled year!

St. Mary Catholic School Council has traditionally been very active and involved in our school. Council organizes many fun activities for the children through the year and contributes financially toward the cost of additional resources to support and enhance the education of every student at St. Mary. Of course, none of this can happen without the important contributions of many parents. All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to participate in School Council meetings.


St. Mary School Council is proud to run the following events each year: 

  • Annual Christmas Shopping Day 
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon 
  • Family Literacy Day 
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch 
  • Catholic Education Week Muffin Breakfast/Open House
  • Family Fun Fair
  • Hot Lunch/Milk Program

Council News & Information


Next meeting: Wednesday November 4, 2020




St. Mary Parent Resource Library

Our Catholic School Council has purchased a variety of materials (e.g. books, DVDs etc.) that parents can borrow. Materials are available for topics such as bullying, homework, school success etc.

Click here for a list of Parent Resources organized by topic.

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

Council meetings are typically held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be held virtually for the 2020-2021 year. 

All parents/guardians are welcome!