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Click the links below to read our weekly News Flash:


Sept 7, 2021


Sept 13, 2021


Sept 20, 2021


Sept 27, 2021


Oct 4, 2021







Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

St. Gabriel Catholic School Constitution

Meetings are held once a month virtually.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:


Principal: Maria Richichi


Teacher Reps: Shirley Vida, Jenna Clouthier


Co-Chairs: Susan Shea and Ramashan Manikavasagar


Treasurer: Sonia Waharte

Secretary: Maria Dimitrakopoulou


Volunteer Coordinator: Catherine Sands


Parish Rep: Antonella Del Papa


CSPA Rep: Shannon Dubois


Fundraising Rep: Leanne Vo


Community Rep: Faten Fallouh


Parent Reps: Deepa Ranganath, Sarah Ryan

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2020 - 2021

September 29, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

October 13, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

November 10, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

December 8, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes

January 19, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

February 23, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

March 23, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

April 23, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

June 1, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

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.