Our School Council 2019-2020


Gillian Keenan

Vice Chair                                    

Jennifer Unger


Jason Masek


Jennifer MacMurdo

Divine Infant Parish Rep                

Renee Lockert    

Good Shepherd Parish Rep         

Donna Dunham                                                               

Community Rep    


CSPA Rep              

Rose Dugandzic

Parent Representatives

Megan Albertini, Julie Brennan, Heather Francisco, Jann Habbick, Marcia Lewis, Adele Pierce, Josee Proulx,  Sharon Ross, Kathy Smillie


Philip Capobianco

Teacher Representatives

Christina Maier (Intermediate), Wade Nassar (Secondary)

Non-Teacher Rep

Leanne Davis

Student Reps

 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 2019-2020:

Meetings will take place on or near the third Monday of the month, with the exception of December and March when there are no meetings.
Meetings begin at 7pm.

Meetings will take place on the following dates: September 17, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 10, April 20, May 11, June - end of year dinner, date to be determined.

Meeting Minutes:

September 17, 2019

November 2019

January 2020

Principal's Report:

November 2020