Oyster Pond Academy

SAC Membership

School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is a School Advisory Council SACs bring together school stakeholders and individulas from local communities who share an interest in promoting student success.  They provide pararnets/guardians, school staff, community members and when appropriate, students, with a voice to influence decisions that have an impact on student learning and well-being.  As advisory bodies, SAC's bring parners together to provide principals and regional centers of education with advice that reflects the best interests of students from the point of view of the school community.  SAC's receive their authority from the Education Act. 
What are some of the Duties and Responsiblilities of a SAC

The duties and responsibilities of an SAC include:

  • Participating in the creation of the SAC Agreement and by-laws
  • Collaborating to improve student achievement and well-being
  • Providing feedback on school practices and initiatives
  • Providing feedback on provincial policies
  • Overside for SAC grant spending decisions
School Advisory Council Agreement https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/sacagreementchecklist.pdf
HRCE SAC Documents and Communications  https://www.hrce.ca/about-hrce/school-administration/school-advisory-councils
How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC) hrce-sac-opa@gnspes.ca
Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)  2020-21

Chair:  John Verlinden

Secretary - Samantha Holmes

Parent:  Heidi Fraser, Matt Coolen, 

Staff Member: Margo Humphrey (CUPE)