Catholic School Council

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

Meetings are held  the first Tuesday of every month. 

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

To contact School Council, please email 

St Benedict School Council Constitution 

School Council Members

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

The 2023 - 2024 Council:

Co-Chairs: Sarah Acosta and Samantha Radulovic

Treasurer:  Kim McGee 

SecretaryNatasha Lee 

CSPA Rep:  Sindy Fernando 

Volunteer Coordinator: Maya Al Alami 

Parish RepChristine Weinfurter 

Communications RepRoudabeh Shadman

Lunch Program Coordinator:  Humera Faisal

Parent Reps: Habiba Farooqui, Yahya Farooqui, Danish Salim 

Staff Reps:  Stacey Cameron, Christine Chuey

Vice Principals:  Rola TIbshirani, Mrs. Chuey (acting VP) Mr. MacDonell (VP, on leave) 

Principal:  Lisa Hurd


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

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

Review the St Benedict School Council Constitution for detailed information. 

Meetings are held  the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Library Commons. 

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


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Tuesday February 6th, 2024

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Weekly Newsletter

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Become a Volunteer

For the latest details, you can check out:

Step 1: Get a vulnerable sector check

To volunteer at an OCSB school, you need a current Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from Ottawa Police. The VSC cannot be older than 6 months. VSCs are free with a VSC request letter from our Volunteer Coordinator. Please request the letter from


Step 2: Complete our volunteer application

Complete the online application you received with the request letter. Then, include an electronic copy of your Vulnerable Sector Check. This typically takes one week to process. Once you’ve been added to our approved list of volunteers you will receive an email confirmation.

Step 3: Renew your volunteer status every year

To keep volunteering, you will need to complete our annual offence declaration survey. This survey takes less than a minute to complete and will allow you to keep volunteering without submitting a new Vulnerable Sector Check. You will receive the offence declaration from Check your spam folder if you don’t receive it!

Lunch Programs

For your convenience, this year we are offering lunch options every day of the week.  Everything is optional.  Lunch Lady can be purchased on a weekly basis, while the Popcorn, Pizza and Pie programs will need to be purchased for months at a time. 

       Volunteer Opportunities

Without the help of our volunteers, we would not be able to run any of our events or lunch programs.  Please check below for any volunteer opportunities.

*We are currently in dire need of Lunch Volunteers*

If you have 30 mins, 40 mins, or time to help out every week, please consider signing up!



We have two on-going fundraisers with Mabel's Labels and Oliver’s Labels, if you are looking to purchase labels for your school supplies please consider purchasing them through our fundraising links. A portion of each sale will come back to School Council in order for us to provide resources for the school.                                                      

Search for “St. Benedict's Primary School (Nepean)                                         Link should bring you directly to our fundraising page

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.