School Staff
Kindergarten Team
Julia DiRienzo/Eva Roach/Jessica Gee
Diane Finlay/Darlene Lavoie
Stella Panetta/Cristina Hall Deek
Elvira Rino/Jen Mayor

Primary Division
Grade 1: Maria Muto
Grade 1: Barbara Giroux
Grade 1/2: Tamrin Ma
Grade 2: Michael Birch
Grade 2: Suzan O'Connor
Grade 3: Julie Godard
Grade 3: Lindsay Ellis (Marina Summers on Mat leave)

Primary Division French
Kimberly El Ghazal
Anna-Maria Strizzi
Sarah Kavanaugh

Junior Division
Grade 4 Blend: Kyle MacLennan
Grade 4 Blend and Extended: Virginia Brophy
Grade 5 Blend: Carolyn Thomson
Grade 5 Learning Strategies: Laurie Azzi
Grade 5/6 Blend: Kyle MacLennan 
Grade 6 Blend: Adam Cowley 
Grade 5/6 Extended: Adam Cowley

Grade 5 Learning Strategies: Laurie Azzi

Junior Division French
Grade 4 Immersion: Carla Cardoso
Grade 5 Immersion: Anna-Maria Strizzi
Grade 6 Immersion: Sarah Kavanaugh  
Grade 4 and 5/6 Extended: Lyne Beaudoin

Prep & Planning Teacher
Marion Pora

Resource Staff
Judy Cogan
Shannon Gasparotto

Educational Assistants
Fiorina Borrello
Elizabeth McCarthy
Meghan Mullan
Patricia Nancleuf - Mat leave
Tyler Shand
Nathalie Thibault
Brianna McGregor

Library Tech
Kara Maracle

ESL Teacher
Noelle McCabe

Custodians
Michael McAuley


Office Administrator
Jill Hnatyshyn

Principal
Tania Gonsalves 

About Our School

Welcome to the Holy Family School Community. Our school is a Junior Kindergarten – to Grade 6 school with a population of 350 students and is located in the Hunt Club area in Ottawa, Ontario.  The Holy Family staff, parents and Holy Cross parish team are committed to providing your children with the best opportunities for spiritual, social growth and academic excellence. With your support and assistance we can achieve our goal. 

We welcome the new families in our community. We encourage you to become involved in the school as interested parents, as parent volunteers and as active supporters of the Holy Family School Council.

To promote open communication, here are the many ways that we communicate with our partners in education:

School website - will host important announcements, monthly school newsletter, calendar of events as well as school council information and other interesting and important links for parents.

School Twitter account - @HolyFamilyCSOtt  Follow us on Twitter to see current events, announcements and reminders.

School Connects messages - from time to time the school will send phone messages and/or emails to relay important and time sensitive information.

School Cash online - all families should be registered for school cash online.  You will receive notice when an item for purchase (such as field trips) has been uploaded to your cart.

Paper notices - Holy Family is a Gold Status ECO school!  We therefore try to minimize the consumption of paper however, sometimes information will come home on a paper notice.

Agenda/Communication book- this is where notes from individual teachers will be housed. 

We look forward to working with you to enhance your child(ren)'s educational experiences and success, as we continue to work to ensure that their gifts, talents and diverse natures will be celebrated.   We encourage them to grow spiritually, academically and socially in a 21st Century learning environment.  


                           Spiritual Theme

From the Old Testament, Micah 6:8:

"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"





Activities, Clubs and Teams

  • Soccer
  • Cross Country running
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Tchoukball
  • Gardening Club
  • Choir
  • Green Team Club
  • Social Justice Club
  • Craft Club
  • Peer Mediators
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Shepherds of Good Hope
  • Talent Show
  • God Squad
  • Wellness Wednesday Club


Affiliated Schools

St. Patrick High School
l2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

Phone:  613-733-0501




Our Parish

685 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Phone:  613-731-7834