Get involved in your child’s education
Did you know student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their child’s education? Studies prove it, and we believe it! There are many ways you can get involved with your child’s education, which one works best for you?
Volunteer at an OCSB school
Parent volunteers are an important part of our OCSB family. They help our students learn, play and explore and are valuable contributors in making our schools welcoming and safe learning communities.
Join your School Council
School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:
- school code of conduct
- school curriculum and program goals
- input to the Board on key attributes for future Principal placements at the school
- school budget priorities
- school-parent communication strategies
- activities to promote student engagement and well-being
Visit your school website or contact your Principal to learn more about the school council at your child’s school.
Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)
A volunteer parent organization that represents OCSB parents and elected school council members. They have regular meetings throughout the school year, organize free events and provide resources for families and school councils.
Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association
Erinn Ladouceur, CSPA Chair
Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)
A committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. Parent members are appointed by CSPA. Its purpose is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level to improve student achievement and well-being.
Roxeanne Marberl, PIC Committee Chair
Parent Involvement Committee Meetings
PIC meetings are held monthly during the school year at 1:00 pm at the Board office (570 West Hunt Club Road) in Nepean. All meetings are open to the public. Upon arrival, please sign in with reception and you will be guided to the meeting location.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
A Ministry-mandated advisory committee that provides important advice on matters regarding special education programs to the Board. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month from September to June.