Madeline Symonds Middle School

School Advisory Council

What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

SACs bring together school stakeholders and individuals from local communities who share an interest in promoting student success. They provide parents/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 partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCE’s) with advice that reflects the best interests of students from the point of view of the school community. SACs receive their authority from the Education Act (2018).


What are some of the Duties and Responsibilities of a School Advisory Council (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
Oversite for SAC grant spending decisions
School Advisory Council Agreement

HRCE SAC Documents and Communications
HRCE SAC Information

SAC Annual Report

How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)?

Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)

Chair: TBA
Principal: David Leblanc (ex-officio)
Vice Principal: Dean Lee (ex-officio)
Vice Principal: Norma MacIntyre (ex-officio)
Grade 6 Student: TBA
Grade 7 Student: TBA
Grade 8 Student: Josephine Olsen
Parent: Blair Frost
Parent: Jody Waugh
Staff member: May Veinotte
Staff member: Tim Lerette
Staff Member: Michelle O'Connor
Community member: TBA
Community member: Darrell Jessome
Community Member: Grace Campbell

Meeting Dates & Times

October 17, 2023
November 21, 2023
January 9, 2024
February 6, 2024
April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024
June Date TBA

Previous Meeting Minutes