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: Dana Mills
Principal: David Leblanc (ex-officio)
Vice Principal: Dean Lee (ex-officio)
Vice Principal: Norma MacIntyre (ex-officio)
Grade 7 Student: TBA
Grade 8 Student: Madelyn Roberts
Grade 9 Student: Ayden Anderson
Parent: Grace Campbell
Parent: Blair Frost
Parent: Jody Waugh
Staff member: Vanessa Turner
Staff member: Tim Lerette
Staff Member: Stephen Hare
Community member: Dana Mills
Community member: Darrell Jessome
Community Member: Angela Thornhill

Meeting Dates & Times

Meeting Agenda and Minutes
October 17, 2022
November 14, 2022
January 16, 2023
February 27, 2023
April 17, 2023
May 15, 2023
June Date TBA

Previous Meeting Minutes