School Council Members

2018-2019     School Council Members 

Co-Chairs: Angela Quesnel, Sheri Bailey
Secretary: Tanya Ramsamy
Treasurer: Cheryl Curran
CSPA Rep.: Sue Keats (CSPA Website
Parent Reps.:  Kerri-Lynn Pratt, Nick Davidson, Emily Downey, Melissa Van Westerop, Renee Van der Merwe, Monica White, Tina Mitchell, Rosanna Versace
Parish Rep.: Sarah McGinnitty
Community Rep: Pamela Stewart
Teacher Rep.: Lidia Mihail
Vice-Principal: Roisin Philippe
Principal: Caroline O'Connor

Council Contact:


We are excited to be able to offer an expanded line of GV clothing this year- available in kids and adult sizes. 

This year, merchandise will be available through the supplier website.  Payment will be made directly to them and items will be delivered to the school.  Once ordering is closed, the complete order will be placed and we expect delivery approximately 2-3 weeks after that time.  Once received at the school, we will arrange to send it home with your child.

A few important notes:

1) Samples will be available at the school if you want to verify sizing.

2) Absolutely no late orders will be accepted.

3) No returns will be accepted (e.g. if you ordered wrong size)

4) Personalization is available for an additional cost on all sweatshirts.  If you choose this option, please make sure there are no spelling errors. 

5) Personalization must be purchased at time of ordering.

Ordering will be open from April 10 to April 25, 2019. 

To order please visit:

If you have any questions please email GV Parent Council at 

Pizza is available for K-6 students 

Pizza can be ordered on School Cash Online

Parents are reminded that on snow days a lunch 
must be sent with students. 
Pizza day will resume the following school day. 

Council News & Information

Thank you for all of your donations through Cash Online for our families in Need. We raised close to $600.00. Thank you for helping families in need have a less stressful season this Christmas!


We are pleased to offer a free educational presentation for parents on anxiety, stress management and coping skills for parents and kids.

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:30  p.m.
Location: Georges Vanier gymnasium  
RSVP to: (to help estimate number of seats required)


All kids experience stress and anxiety. These emotions are part of being human, after all. But one in eight children experiences such a high level of anxiety that the child finds it difficult to manage at home or at school. In this thought-provoking presentation by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parent author who also struggles with anxiety herself, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between stress and anxiety (and why this matters); stress management skills for kids and adults; and anxiety management skills for kids and adults (what makes anxiety better, not worse). 

About the Speaker:
Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is a bestselling parenting author and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.

Follow us on Facebook

School Council hosts a GV Facebook page to keep parents up to date on programs, events and news happening at the school.  Stay informed, join today!


Wishing you a Happy Holiday season.

Family Lending Library

Please follow the Link below to find out more information about our new and exciting Family Lending Library.

Family Lending Library

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

Sheri Bailey and Angela Quesnel are our Chair reps for the 2018-2019 school year. We thank them for the work ahead and look forward to our continued partnership. Many new parents attended the first meeting of the year, and we hope to keep building on the excitement that was generated at this meeting.

Our school council meets every third Tuesday of the month. All parents are invited to attend, it is a wonderful way to get involved in the school community. The meetings start at 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons. We hope that you can attend!

NOTE: All meeting agendas and minutes will be posted below as they become available. The same documentation can be found on the School Council Bulletin Board. 

Meeting Minutes

Please join us:
Next Meeting is Tuesday, April 16th 2019
at 6:30pm in the GV Learning Commons.

April 2019

March 2019