School Council Members

The Good Shepherd Catholic School Council functions as an advisory body to the school principal, and on occasion to the School Board. The Council provides advice on a variety of issues and is composed of parents, a parish representative, the school principal, a teacher and a non-teacher representative.

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Chair: Patti Linn

SecretaryKatie Moyle

TreasurerLeanna Johnston

Community RepresentativeErika Coghill

Parish RepresentativesBeth Jaz

School Travel Planning Initiative: Patti Linn

Teacher RepsMargo Gautreau

Principal: Richard Chaplinski

Members at Large

Catherine Quinn

Jody Delwo

Richard Bergman

Jennifer Allin

Melissa Nicolas

Robyn Shepherd

Nick Jaz

Wondering what School Council should or should not be doing this year? Check out What is a School Council? It gives a brief review of the role and purpose of school councils in the school system.

Council News & Information

Events to come:

School Council Activity Representatives:

Yearbook - Nick Jaz

Festive Fall Dance - Robyn Shepherd

Pizza and Popcorn - Robyn Shepherd

Jingle Jam - Patti Linn

Lipsync Event - Robyn Shepherd

Movie Nights - Catherine Quinn

Used Book Sale - Patti Linn

Spring Carnival - Jennifer Allin

Fun Fair Parade - Erika Coghill

Atrium Program - Beth Jaz

School Garden Improvement - Patti Linn

Wednesday, March 27         School Council Visioning Session, 6:30 pm

Monday, April 8                        School Council meeting, 6:30 pm

Friday, April 26                               Spring Fling Student Dance, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1                        Social Media Safety presentation with Paul Davis  Location: Chapel Hill Catholic School

Monday, May 13                          School Council meeting, 6:30 pm

Saturday, June 1                 Blackburn Fun Fair Parade, 10 am

Thursday, June 6                      Annual Spring Carnival, 5-7 pm

Monday, June 10                          School Council meeting, 6:30 pm

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

School Council meetings usually takes place at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month in the Learning Commons. All are welcome.