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

As is always the case at St. Gemma School, this year’s teaching and supporting staff is filled with gifted teachers and professionals. Each one of these individuals is prepared and ready to assist in providing a learning environment that will help each of our students achieve success.

Teaching Staff:

  • Helen Beauchamp
  • Elizabeth Carpinteiro
  • Jessica Ferrarotto
  • Terri McGuinty
  • Lisa Marcantonio (RECE)
  • Amy Monette (RECE)
  • Sophie Phillips (RECE)
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
  • Peggy O'Meara
Grade 4
Grade 5/6
French Teachers
Resource / ELL Teacher
Educational Assistants
  • Nicola Miller
  • Mona Heagle
  • Nicole Lavigne
  • Krissi Lalonde

About Our School


In September of 2015, McMaster School officially became St. Gemma Catholic School.  Click here to learn more about our patron saint.  

St. Gemma Catholic School’s main parish link is with Resurrection of our Lord Catholic Church.  We are also lucky to have Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church as a part of our community too.

Catholic Graduate Expectations

St. Gemma Catholic School prides itself in being a school that not only digs deeply into the Ontario Curriculum in all subject areas,  but also works hard to ensure that our students are well developed in the Catholic Graduate Expectations.  

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

Click here to link to Ontario's Catholic Graduate Expectations.


For student absences, e-mail the school at gemma@ocsb.ca

Please drop off and pick-up your son or daughter in front of the school, behind the bus lane. The parking lot is limited in space, therefore, is reserved for the staff. If you are picking up a student after school, please meet your son or daughter at the West end of the building at the portapack door. 

We enjoy a good relationship with our neighbours and wish to continue to do so.  Please be careful not to block driveways when picking up or dropping off your child(ren).

image of no nuts allowed

Please help keep all of our students safe at school - choose nut-free meals and snacks.

Affiliated Schools

140 Main Street, Ottawa
Phone:  613-237-2001

2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Phone: 613-733-0501

Our Parish

Resurrection of Our Lord Church
1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa
Phone:  613-733-4661