East St. Margaret's Elementary School

ESM School Advisory Council



East St. Margaret's Bay Elementary 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 -                    (ESM Student Success Plan Template 2018/19)
  • 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

ESM Letter of Agreement

HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

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

Chair:  hrce-sac-esm@gnspes.ca

Co-Chair:  chrisbuckley750@gmail.com OR chrisbuckley@mail.com

Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)



Principal:  Shelley Myra

Chair / Parent representative:  Emily Hubley

Co-Chair / Parent representative:  Chris Buckley

Secretary / Support Staff representative:  Sissy Berringer

Teacher representative:  Trish Cuvelier

Community representative:  Lori Mills


Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries


September 29, 2020 - 2:45 pm (Zoom)
October 27, 2020 - 2:45 pm (Zoom)
November 3, 2020 - 3:15 pm (Zoom)
December 2, 2020 - 3:15 pm (Zoom)
February 23, 2021 - 3:15 pm (Zoom)
April 27, 2021 - 3:15 pm (Zoom)
May 25, 2021 - 3:15 pm (Zoom)
June - Recap (if required) (Zoom)


September 29, 2020 - 2:45 pm
October 27, 2020 - 2:45 pm
November 3, 2020 - 3:15 pm
December 2, 2020 - 3:15 pm
February 23, 2021 - 3:15 pm
April 27, 2021 - 3:15 pm
May 25, 2021 - 3:15 pm
June - Recap (if required)