Halifax West High School

SAC Agendas and Minutes 2020-2021

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

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)


Chair: John Nisbet

Parent (Vice Chair): Craig Poirier

Parent: Leslie Phillmore

Parent: Debbie MacKinnon

Parent: Marwa Kuri

Community Member: Sastry Vankamamidi

Community Member: Sheetal Ajay

Staff: Jen Fougere

Staff: Nancy De la chevotiere

Staff: Leah Bacich

Staff: Tery Ryan

Studnet: Ethan Beck

Student: Michelle Nguyen

Student: Aisha Sulyman

SAC Annual Report

2020-2021 report

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries

Oct 6, 2020 - 6:30pm (Virtual)

Nov 3, 2020 - 6:30pm (Virtual)
Nov 17, 2020 - 6:30pm (Virtual)
Dec 8, 2020 - 6:30pm (Virtual)
Feb 9, 2021 - 6:30pm (Virtual)
April 6, 2021 - 6:30pm (Virtual)
June 1, 2021 - 6:30pm (Virtual)

Oct 6, 2020 - minutes

Nov 3, 2020 - minutes
Nov 17, 2020 - minutes
Dec 8, 2020 - minutes
Feb 9, 2021 - minutes