Our School Council

The St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Council works in many ways to support our students, parents and staff. The members of the 2020-2021 school council are listed below.

Karyn Standen

Julie Gomes


Sean Kelly


Marisa Sosa


Claudia Polycar 

Teacher Representatives

Robert Royko, Andrew Kwai

CSPA Representative

Parish Representatives

Student Representatives 

Janica Arevlo and Josiah Dorval

Contact Us
We welcome your questions, comments, or suggestions. You can contact Karyn Standen, our school council chair at kstanden@bell.net

School Council Membership
Membership on the school council is open to all parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school, community representatives, the school principal, teachers and administrative and support staff. The composition of the school council should reflect the diversity of the community it serves.

School Council Meetings

The Catholic School Council (CSC) meetings are held approximately once a month. All parents/guardians are welcome - we value your input.

Meetings for the 2020-2021 school year
will be scheduled at our first gathering on
September 28th @ 4:45 online.  

September 28th - Agenda / Minutes

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

o Monday, January 11, 2021

o Monday, February 22, 2021
o March / April / May TBD, pending progress re: year-end activities

Please review our minutes from the 2019-2020
School Council below.
Monday, May 4th - agenda
Monday, June 16th - agenda

Please review our minutes from the 2018-2019
School Council below.

School Council News

Mindfulness Workshop - February 20, 2018

In response to requests from parents and students who attended the Mindfulness Workshop presented by Joanne Doucette of the Child, Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa, please find below links to the presentation.

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 (CSPA)

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.