Our School Council 2016-2017


Lisa Crack

Vice Chair                                    

Debbie Duval


Stacey Shand


Jennifer MacMurdo

Divine Infant Parish Rep                

Renee Lockert    

Good Shepherd Parish Rep         

Donna Dunham                                                               

Community Rep    


CSPA Rep              


Parent Representatives

Pauline Kasimatis, Sharon McDivitt

Nicole Sheehy, Tammy Yantha-Dumont


Gerard Stephenson

Teacher Representatives

Christina Maier, Wade Nassar (Intermediate and Secondary)

Non-Teacher Rep

Leanne Davis

Student Reps

Conor Johnson Martin

Rebecca Bannister

 School Council Constitution

Our Mission
We, the Council members, believe that the Council is an essential link with St. Matthew Catholic High School, the parishes and the community. We believe that our alliance of Parent/Guardian, Staff, Student and Community representatives will allow teachers to focus more closely on continuing to provide excellent Catholic education for our children, while we the Council members communicate with, and provide advice to, the School administration and the Ottawa Catholic School Board on matters relating to School and Board operations.

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. 


Catholic School Parents' Association

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 usually held once a month, usually on the 4th Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the school learning commons and start at 7:00pm. All parents/guardians are welcome - we value your input. 

Meeting Dates 2017-2018:

Sept 18, 2017- 6:45pm- Elections
Oct 16, 2017- 7:00pm
Nov 20, 2017- 7:00pm
Jan 22, 2018- 7:00pm
Feb 26, 2018- 7:00pm
Apr 16, 2018- 7:00pm
May 14, 2018- 7:00pm

NOTE: Meeting minutes will be posted as links above, as they become available.