Hawthorn Elementary

What is SAC?

What is a School Advisory Council?

In accordance with the Education Act, each school within the Halifax Regional School Board has a School Advisory Council. Under the Act, the SAC has certain legislated responsibilities.

A school advisory council is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making. Establishing School Advisory Councils (NS Department of Education, December 1996)

Hawthorn's School Advisory Council

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is intended to give parents a say in what's going on at school, from policies to extra-curricular programs, fundraising and more.

Our SAC Council partners together to make decisions and solve problems in the best interest of student learning. All partners on the SAC have a voice so that the needs of students are represented and the Hawthorn School is responsive to the community it serves.

The fundamental purpose of the SAC is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging partners in an ongoing process of problem-solving and shared decision-making.