O'Connell Drive Elementary

O'Connell Drive Elementary School SAC

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, SACs bring partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCEs) 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 https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/sacagreementchecklist.pdf
HRCE SAC Documents and Communications https://www.hrce.ca/about-hrce/school-administration/school-advisory-councils
How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)? hrce-sac-ocd@gnspes.ca
Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)

Chair: Nicole Theriault

Secretary: Ashley Halloran

Parent: Mark Burnard

Parent: Nicole Theriault

Parent: Ljubomir Gorsack

Administrator (Principal): David Emin

Administrator (VP): Wade MacDonald

Staff Member (Teacher): Ashley Halloran

Staff Member (Teacher): Kelly Pettit

Staff Member (EPA): Jennifer MacKinnon

Community Member: Maryann Ritcey

Community Member: Pam Johnston

Meeting Dates & Times



(Click on meeting date for minutes from each meeting.)

Meetings on Tuesdays at 6pm in Setpember, October, November, January, February, April, May

(see dates below)

September 18, 2023 (posted)

October 17, 2023 (posted)

November 14, 2023 (posted)

January 16, 2024

February 20, 2024

April 23, 2024

May 28, 2024

Annual Reports

June 2023

June 2022

Meeting Minutes from previous years: