School Council Members


We are a group of active parents in our St. Rita School Community. Parents are always welcome to come out to our meetings. The date and time of the meeting are always posted on our school calendar and on our website.

As a school council member, you can help your council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to support a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario. Your participation can make a difference!

Council News & Information


At the School Council Meeting after Program Night, the following parents were elected to your School Council. A big thank you on behalf of the St. Rita school community for taking such and important and active role in our school.

St. Rita School Council

Chair: Katherine Communale
Vice-Chair: Nicky Dove-Abarca
Secretary: Alaa Jermet
Treasurer: Mona Hajjar
CSPA Rep: Joseph Kiirya
Parish Rep: Erin Sweet
Members at Large
Amelia Grobnic
Sue Chiumera



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


Meeting Minutes