Nelson Whynder Elementary

School Advisory Council

SAC Website Template

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 (Student Success Plan)
  • Providing feedback on school practices and initiatives
  • Providing feedback on provincial policies
  • Oversite for SAC grant spending decisions

School Advisory Council Agreement

Provincial School Advisory Council Checklist

SAC Agreement

HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

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

Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)


Place current members names here:

Chair: Renise Cain (Parent)

Secretary: Teaira Cain (Community Member)

Parent: Corvell Beals (Vice Chair)

Parent - Marcus Bennett

Parent Tara-Lynn Lewis

Parent Tahara Smith

Staff member: Jean SImmons

Staff member: Ashanda Beals

Staff Member: Amie Carnes-Arsenault

Community member:

Community member: Shanea Sparks

SAC Annual Reports


School Advisory Council Annual Report - June 2021

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries & Principal's Report


Meeting 1: October 20, 2020  6:30 - 7:30

Meeting 2: December 8, 2020 6:30 - 7:30

Meeting 3 March 2, 2021  6:30 - 7:30

Meeting 4: 6:3- - 7:30