South Woodside Elementary

School Advisory Council

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

Provincial School Advisory Council Checklist


HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

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


Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)



Co-Chairs: Julie Snooks and Jane Webber

Secretary: Jane Webber

Principal: Divya Haase MacLeod

Vice Principal: Lisa Greenwood

Staff member: Renee Haines

Staff member: Wendi MacLeod-Place

Parent Member: Holly Laverick

Community member: Tammy Cameron


Meeting Dates & Times 2021-22

Meeting Summaries

Meeting 1: October 6, 2021

Meeting 2: February 22, 2022

Meeting 3: April 6, 2022

Meeting 4: June 8, 2022



Meeting 1 summary: refer to attachment

Meeting 2 summary: refer to attachment

Meeting 3 Summary: refer to attachment

Meeting 4 Summary: refer to attachment