Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples, 
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

School Staff

Kindergarten Team
Julia DiRienzo/Elvira Rino/Jen Mayor
Diane Finlay/Darlene Lavoie
Stella Panetta/Eva Roach

Primary Division
Grade 1: Barbara Giroux
Grade 1/2: Tamrin Ma
Grade 2: Michael Birch
Grade 2: Suzan O'Connor
Grade 3: Julie Godard
Grade 3: Maria Muto
Grade 3: Carolyn Thomson

Primary Division French
Garrett Dexter (Backfill Kim El Ghazal)
Anna-Maria Strizzi
Carla Cardoso
Kate Jex   (Backfill Lyne Beaudoin)
Austin Flannigan

Junior Division
Grade 4 Blend: Daniela Alaimo-Ranieri
Grade 4 Extended and Blend: Virginia Brophy
Grade 5 Blend: Karen Hayward
Grade 5/6 Extended and Blend: Carlos Velasco
                                                   (Backfill Trina O'Donnell)
Grade 6 Blend: Elvira Rino
Grade 6 Extended and Blend: Kyle MacLennan

Junior Division French
Grade 4 Immersion: Carla Cardoso
Grade 5 Immersion: Anna-Maria Strizzi
Grade 4 Extended: Anna-Maria Strizzi
Grade 6 Immersion: Austin Flannigan
                                (Backfill Melissa Caravaggio)  
Grade 5/6 and 6 Extended: Carla Cardoso

Resource Staff Teachers
Adam Cowley
Shannon Gasparotto

Resource Staff Educational Assistants
Tanya Allard
Sandra Carranco
Patricia Kazadi
Michaela Kavanaugh
Samantha Longo
Bahar Parniani
Ibtisam Rijal

Library Tech
Marina Haggar (Backfill Kara Maracle)

ESL Teacher
Amanda Hopkins

Custodians
Michael McAuley -daytime
Chris Shema -nighttime

Office Administrators
Donna Aki
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 380 students (30 more than last year!) 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 - @HolyFamilyOCSB 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 has official ECO status!  We therefore try to minimize the consumption of paper however, sometimes information will come home on a paper notice.

Class Communication books- this is where notes from individual teachers will be housed. The classroom teacher will share their mode of school/home communication.

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
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate
  • Tchoukball
  • Dance Showcase
  • Ukulele Club
  • Liturgical Choir
  • Glee Club Choir
  • Green Team Club
  • God Squad Social Justice Club
  • Peer Mediators
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Shepherds of Good Hope
  • Talent Show or Airbands
  • Wellness Wednesday Club
  • Genius Club
  • Reading Buddies


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